Vodka is a clear distilled spirit that is made from grains, such as wheat or rye, or potatoes. It originated in Eastern Europe and is now produced and consumed all over the world.
Vodka is known for its relatively neutral taste and odor, which makes it a popular base for cocktails and mixed drinks. It is also commonly consumed straight, either chilled or at room temperature.
In terms of alcohol content, most vodkas are around 40% alcohol by volume (ABV), although some can be stronger or weaker. Vodka can be distilled multiple times to increase its purity and remove impurities.
Although it is often associated with Russia and other Slavic countries, many other countries produce and consume vodka, including the United States, Sweden, and France.