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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:04 PM
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Poll question: Best Vodka for a White Russian?
Not for straight shots, mind you, but mixin' vodkas...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:06 PM
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1. Stoli
Russian Vodka for your White Russian, mmm... :9
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Calanus Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:16 PM
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2. Actually, for mixed drinks, the cheapola stuff is almost always better
The very reason mixed drinks came around was to hide the taste of shitty alcohol that was used when people couldn't afford the good stuff.

The primo stuff for distilled spirits is almost always meant to be taken straight or on the rocks.

I lived in Moscow for a time, and Scotland, and if anything was added to their national drinks, people were actually offended.

Hell, in Scotland, they'll practically shoot you if you put anything other than a little water in your whiskey. Ice? Don't risk your life.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:19 PM
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3. Some inexpensive stuff...Smirnoff's, for example.
I don't think you need to use a higher priced vodka for a mixed drink. Something like Smirnoff's would be fine.

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nankerphelge Donating Member (995 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:22 PM
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4. If you've got the means...
top shelf is always better, no matter what you're doing with it.
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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:24 PM
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5. You mix a hell of a caucasian jackie. n/t.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:13 PM
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6. I wouldn't put a premium liquor in *most* mixed drinks.
I wouldn't use crap, either. :)

A nice middle of the road liquor will do just fine.

Grey Goose and Belvidere are wasted in a mixed drink...unless of course you're talking a Martini. That's another matter entirely.

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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:19 PM
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7. With mixed drinks, you might as well go for the cheap stuff
All that Kahluha and cream will dilute any fine taste from expensive liquors.
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:19 PM
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8. Chopin, Grey Goose or Wybrowa.
:)
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nine23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:22 PM
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9. Cheap vodka gives wicked hangovers. I like my hangovers clean.
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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:49 PM
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10. NEVER use cheap vodka
There's a reason it's cheap...if I'm going for 'cheap' I buy Smirnoff or Absolute, otherwise it's Stoli all the way, or Stoli Gold (black label) if I'm feeling rich :)
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:51 PM
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11. Skyy
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:51 PM
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12. Rain Vodka
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:52 PM
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13. Vanilla or Coffee Stoli adds a nice flavor to white russians
:9
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Dora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:55 PM
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14. Tito's
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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15. In my white Russians, I usually use an English vodka called
Three Olives. It not top shelf, but it isn't rock gut either - perfect for a blended drink. Trust me, white russians are my specialty :)
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:10 PM
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16. Tell him to get his own damn vodka. n/t
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