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Whether you're taking shots or making a mixed drink, vodka is a workhorse. A good vodka will have a neutral flavor and smooth finish. It's also the most versatile spirit available. Vodka can take center stage when mixed into a martini, or it can allow other flavors to shine in cocktails, Jell-O shots, and even pasta sauces. It's also the perfect spirit for infusing your own liquor or making homemade vanilla extract.
But when you pick the wrong bottle? Oof. Bad vodka can taste like lighter fluid, burn your throat with every sip, and even leave you with a major hangover. Many believe alcohol quality is directly correlated with its price, but that's not necessarily the case. You can enjoy a good vodka without dropping a lot of money.
If you don't have a go-to brand, or if you're in the mood to branch out, we're here to help. We've compiled some of the most popular and beloved vodka brands so you can pick a new favorite or rediscover an old one. Team Delish has sipped different bottles on the market—so we know which ones are worth the money.
From affordable bottles you should always keep on y0ur bar cart to sipping vodkas you can keep for special occasions, there's a little something for everyone. Need some inspo for using that new bottle of yours? Check out our favorite vodka cocktails here.
Gabby Romero is Delish’s editorial assistant, where she writes stories about the latest TikTok trends, develops recipes, and answers any and all of your cooking-related questions. She loves eating spicy food, collecting cookbooks, and adding a mountain of Parmesan to any dish she can.
Kristin Salaky is the news editor at Delish.com covering viral foods, product launches, and food trends. Before joining Delish, she worked as an editor at insider.com and as the front page editor for talkingpointsmemo.com. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Ohio University in 2015.
Alexis Morillo is the Associate Editor at Delish.com where she covers breaking food news and viral food trends.
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