Top Flavored & Infused Vodkas to Drink
Vodka can be as wild and dynamic as you let it, particularly when it comes to the flavored variety. Of course, the practice of soaking fruit in spirits to infuse them with a new taste is nothing new, but the addition of fun flavor profiles like caramel apple or basil certainly is.
Take a look at GAYOT’s Best Flavored Vodkas to discover offerings with a diverse range of ingredients, including pomegranate, pineapple, huckleberry and more. These flavored spirits can be enjoyed alone over ice, or as a sweet addition to any vodka cocktail recipe. And if you happen to also like the taste of vodka on its own, check out our Best Vodka Brands.
1Absolut Berri Acai Vodka
Absolut was the first company to launch a flavored vodka in the United States with Absolut Citron in 1988.
Now, the brand is combining fruits from around the world to make the perfect berry-flavored vodka. Absolut Berri Açaí mixes açaí, blueberry and pomegranate flavors for a bold and refreshing fruit burst.
2Belvedere Orange Vodka
Soaking orange peels, flowers and whole oranges for up to a month, Belvedere Orange extracts the flavors and raw characteristics of each ingredient.
The base vodka is distilled four times, producing a neutral spirit upon which these authentic flavors reside. On the nose, aromas of orange blossom and citrus lead to a palate of mandarin orange sweetness layered with floral hints.
3Cîroc Coconut Vodka
One of Cîroc’s first flavored vodkas, Cîroc Coconut is distilled five times and infused with coconut and tropical fruit.
It has a creamy and smooth taste with a slightly fruity finish. Try it with pineapple juice for a drink Cîroc has coined the Coco Loso.
444° North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka
Using Idaho’s state fruit, the huckleberry, the 44° North distillery has created a unique flavored vodka.
This offering is made with Burbank and Russet potatoes and Rocky Mountain spring water, with fresh mountain huckleberries blended in for a burst of fruit flavor. The tartness of the huckleberry is appealing on the nose, palate and the finish, while the authenticity of the fresh berry is amplified by the slightly lower alcohol level of 35 percent, compared to the typical 40 percent (80 proof).
5Grey Goose Le Melon Vodka
François Thibault is famed for creating the original recipe for Grey Goose vodka, and has added yet another achievement to his impressive résumé with the label’s Le Melon offering.
The melons used for this variety come from Cavaillon, France, where they are known for their distinct taste of wildflower honey. The vodka boasts a bouquet of cantaloupe with notes of pear and banana, which continue onto the palate, where flavors of almond and honey help to bolster the bright melon flavors.
6Island 808 Pineapple Orange Guava Vodka
Hailing from Hawaii, Island 808 Vodka is uniquely made with a pineapple base instead of potato or grain.
This gives it a crisp, refreshing taste. The Pineapple Orange Guava flavored vodka blends three of the tastiest fruits on the island and offers a mouthful of tropical flavors. It’s perfect for a day on the beach — or for an afternoon when you wish you were on the beach!
7Pinnacle Caramel Apple Vodka
Pinnacle toes a fine line between sweet and tart with its Caramel Apple vodka.
Flavors of crisp green apple are combined with sweet, buttery caramel to create the perfect fall treat.
8RE:FIND Cucumber Flavored Vodka
RE:FIND Cucumber Flavored Vodka is distilled from red wine grapes, using environmentally sustainable practices.
Made with whole cucumbers that are juiced and mixed with brandy made from the distillery’s grapes, the Cucumber Flavored Vodka is abundantly cucumber-like in aroma and flavor. The crisp and refreshing taste makes it great for mixing or sipping straight.
9Smirnoff Pomegranate Vodka
Founded in 1864 by Pyotr Smirnov, a Russian charcoal filtration pioneer, Smirnoff is now one of the leading vodka producers worldwide.
Smirnoff offers a variety of flavored vodkas, pre-mixed drinks and traditional vodkas. The brand’s pomegranate vodka is bitter yet sweet, blending pomegranate with flavors of apple, honey and citrus.
10Square One Basil Vodka
Origin: Rigby, ID, U.S.A.
Square One’s vodkas are organic and made from 100-percent American rye and water from the Grand Tetons.
Their basil offering is made with four different types of basil — Genovese, Thai, lemon and sweet — as well as coriander, honeysuckle and lemongrass. The result is a crisp and refreshing spirit with flavors of fresh spice that are well-balanced by the honeysuckle and lemongrass.