When it’s cold outside, I make like the Russians and drink vodka by the gallons. Ok maybe not gallons, but I drink a lot of it. Last night I went to the “Spirit Shoppe Fine Wine and Spirits,” store down from my house here in Gainesville. It was pretty cold outside, so I knew I wanted vodka. I just didn’t know what kind.
When I got to the store I made my way to the vodka section only to realize I had had just about every type of vodka that didn’t cost a fortune. Finally after about 15 minutes, the owner, Yogi said I should try Fris Vodka. It fit all the criteria. It was something new, it came recommended by the owner and at $19 for a liter, it was cheap.
The first thing I noticed when I uncapped the bottle to make a screwdriver was how thick the bottle was. It was substantial in exactly the way Richard Simmons isn’t. I did the usual half and half mix with Simply Orange like I do with any new vodka. Wow. This is one of the smoothest vodkas ever. Up until trying Fris, Kettle One was my favorite vodka because of the fact no matter how strong you make the drink, you can barely taste the alcohol. Fris is equally matched with kettle one in that aspect.
However, because Fris is nearly half the cost of Kettle One I hereby crown Fris as my new favorite vodka. It’s basically Kettle One taste at the Smirnoff price. God, I love those crafty Danish people.
steve castlen says
what ever happened to the gift sets that had the crooked stem martini glass?
Why would you mix vodka with orange juice? Gross. Vodka and Tonic is where it’s at. It’s easy to distinguish the flavor profiles while using tonic as a mixer. Mix it one to one, half and half, double, etc. Whatever you want to call it. Walmart Great Value is my favorite tonic water. Anyway I thought that Fris Vodka is a very clean Vodka and I will buy it again next time I go to the County Line.
I’ll never take any kind of advice from some asshole that mixes Ketel One with orange juice.
I just got my first 1.75 Fris last night–there was an $8 mail-in rebate bringing the cost to 8.99! I thought WTF, give it a try. My favorite vodka is Kettle One. A bit pricey for me unless it is a special occasion. I usually settle for Svedka or when I’m feeling this recession’s grip, Mr Boston. I owned a bar for 6 years and used Mr Boston as my rail vodka–cheap but not unruly.
It tasted great–but I was using it as a mixer. I haven’t tasted it straight yet, but from from what I’m reading, it shouldn’t dissapoint. What really impressed me was how great I felt this morning–I put back 4 or 5 good sized drinks last night and there isn’t the slightest hint of it this morning–in fact, I almost want to say, I feel better this morning than if I hadn’t consumed any.
Suffice to say, this is one great bang-for-the-buck vodka.
Fris vodka is by far one of the best vodkas I’ve had. It has to be everything advertised, as far as all impurities being filtered out of it because I can get really hammered drinking Fris vodka and wake up the next morning with my head as clear as a bell
I found Fris vodka to be pretty smooth with no burn but a TERRIBLE aftertaste. I found it to taste even worse when put with orange juice.
Fucking spot on man! Love it!
Connie the Pirate says
I defy you to drink Fris Vodka and get a hangover! This Vodka is so smooth and pure that you can drink like a pirate and have both eyes open in the morning, early morning mind you…..