We love making incredible non alcoholic drinks. We really try to use natural, easy to find ingredients and make mocktails that taste as close to the real thing as possible. However, sometimes you really need a little extra flavor, a secret ingredient that turns a mocktail into something truly incredible. Sometimes that secret ingredient is non alcoholic vodka.
What is Non Alcoholic Vodka?
Non alcoholic vodka is kind of a weird concept. Isn’t vodka all alcohol? When you think of a bottle of Ivanabitch vodka for example, you automatically think of a super strong, potent alcohol. How in the world could you possibly remove the alcohol from vodka. Wouldn’t it just be water?
Well, non alcoholic is actually a craft distilled drink. It is very hard to replicate without alcohol since it is a pure spirit. The main thing that makes non alcoholic vodka taste like the real drink is the burn. Non alcoholic vodka has a peppery taste that has a big bite.
Most people like non alcoholic vodka in mixed drinks. It gives mocktails the kick that vodka usually has but without the alcohol. It is that secret ingredient that many mocktails are missing.
How is Non Alcoholic Vodka Made?
Making non alcoholic vodka is certainly interesting. There are quite a few steps and it isn’t simple. Non alcoholic vodka definitely isn’t something you can just put together! Here is a quick look at the process of making non-alcoholic vodka.
- Fruit, potatoes or grains are fermented in a controlled environment to create true vodka.
- Botanicals and flavors are added to improve the taste of the vodka. This is when vodka gets that blueberry flavor you love or that unique tobacco taste of Ivanabitch vodka.
- The vodka is then distilled multiple times to eliminate all the alcohol.
- The alcohol free vodka is then bottled and sold!
It may look pretty easy and straightforward but the process of making non-alcoholic vodka is very complex. The distillation and fermentation both need to be controlled and monitored to ensure the best flavor and purity. This is where the difference between a great non alcoholic vodka and a poor one is decided!
Best Non Alcoholic Vodkas
The non-alcoholic vodka market is actually fairly limited. There are many more non alcoholic gins and whiskeys on the market than vodkas. This is because a good non alcoholic vodka is so hard to make! It is tricky to make an alcohol free drink taste like alcohol.
Here is a quick look at our favorite non-alcoholic vodkas that you absolutely must try. Grab one of these bottles then whip up a johnny vegas drink or add a little zing to a strawberry refresher. Like we have said a few times, non alcoholic vodka is the secret ingredient to a great mocktail!
Arkay alcohol free vodka is made with Mexican spring water and also vegetables. It has zero sugar, zero fat, no carbs and, of course, no alcohol! It is the highest rated non alcoholic vodka in the world and can be used in any drink recipe to replace vodka.
You definitely need a bottle of Arkay alcohol free vodka on your home bar.
2. Hackamore Non Alcoholic Shot
Hackamore premium energy non alcoholic shot is not quite a vodka but it is so similar that we had to include it on our list. It is a clear distilled drink that is made with natural ingredients and vitamins. Not only does it have the zing of vodka, but it is also full of health vitamins and minerals that will boost your energy levels. Hackamore is sugar free and zero calorie.
Use it to replace vodka in any recipe or mix up your own mocktail. We especially love it in our pink whitney mocktail since it helps us wake up in a fruity, delicious way!
Strykk not vodka vanilla is delicious and powerful. It is a premium vanilla vodka alternative that is made with madagascar vanilla beans. It has a buttery, toffee-like taste and a bit of spice that warms the back of your throat.
Strykk is alcohol free and has no added sugars. However, it still has a yummy vanilla taste thanks to the Madagascar vanilla beans that are used to make the vodka alternative. Keep this vanilla flavor in mind when you start creating your mocktails.
4. MeMento Non Alcoholic Distilled Spirit
MeMento is made from natural herbs and spices. There are a few different varieties of Memento spirit but the one that is closest to vodka is MeMento white. It is a clear liquor with a floral, herbal and spicy taste. It has the heat of a vodka without any of the alcohol.
MeMento is a little more herbal than vodka but that can be quite good in mocktails. It was designed as a drink you can enjoy anytime.
Seedlip Spice 94 is similar to vodka. It has a spicy taste that adds a great bite to any mocktail. It is well balanced with citrus flavors on top of the peppery notes.
Seedlip considered an aromatic blend rather than a non alcoholic vodka, but it can be used just like alcohol free vodka or like true vodka. It mixes right into any mocktail or can be enjoyed straight over ice.
Sometimes, your mocktails and non alcoholic drinks just need a little extra something special. The missing ingredient may just be non alcoholic vodka. There aren’t too many brands on the market just yet but we expect more to be arriving on the scene quite often. More and more people are looking to live the dry life and non alcoholic vodka may start to be in high demand.
If you use to be a flavored vodka lover, craving drinks like Ivanabitch whipped cream vodka, try the Strykk vanilla non alcoholic vodka. If you like herbal flavors, give Seedlip a try. If you are just looking for the pure bite of vodka, go for Arkay vodka. No matter what you choose, you will be getting no alcohol but still a tasty drink. Let us know which is your favorite! Enjoy.
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