PHOTOS: Cocktails to celebrate National Vodka Day

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  • NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Atmosphere at the Gotham Magazine Celebrates An Evening Of Incredible Pursuits With Russian Standard Vodka Along With Unchartered Play And Alex Moazed at The Stand Restaurant on July 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Gotham Magazine)
  • Vodka is on offer at the Russian pavilion at the opening of the agriculture fair 'Green Week' at the exhibition centre in Berlin, January 21, 2011. Some 1,200 exhibitors will take part in this year's edition with countries such as Afghanistan and Rwanda making their fair debut. The fair takes place from January 21st to January 30th. AFP PHOTO/ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view at the 'Biutiful' dinner at Grey Goose Soho House Club during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka)
  • A bartender mixes cocktails at a stand selling vodka at the Wine and Gourmet Asia show at the Venetian hotel in Macau on November 8, 2007. The Venetian hotel in Macau, which opened to much fanfare in 2007 and the largest of its kind at the time, is owned and operated by the Vas Vegas Sands and modelled after its sister casino in Nevada. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 21: Atmosphere at the Ketel One Walk of Change at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards Westin Bonaventure Hotel on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles City. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Ketel One Vodka)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: A general view at the SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Event Hosted By Lexus And Purity Vodka at Chateau Marmont on December 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Weinstein)
  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: A View Of Atmosphere at RADiUS-TWC 'he Details' Premiere hosted by GREY GOOSE Vodka held at The ArcLight Cinemas on October 29, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for Grey Goose)
  • Holly Sevenson enjoys a cocktail at minus 12 degrees in Melbourne's first ice bar called the Chill On, located in the city centre, 26 October 2006. Over thirty tonnes of ice has been used in fitting out the bar with ice sculptures, chairs and a couch alone that weighs in at four tonnes. Patron pay 30 dollars for a half hour visit where they received a free vodka or cocktail in special glasses made of ice as they sit on seats covered with kangaroo skins. (Photo credit WILLIAM WEST/Getty Images)
  • AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 03: Stil, a vodka brand by 42 Below, is poured before the start of the 42 Below AGM at the Auckland Art Gallery on August 03, 2006 in Auckland, New Zealand. 42 Below is a New Zealand founded alcoholic brand that originally started with 42 Below Vodka and now has expanded to rum, gin and water. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
  • man sips his vodka cocktail from a glass made of solid ice at the Ice bar in London, on July 10, 2008. Guests at the bar don thermal smocks and mittens before entering the bar area as temperatures drop to between -5 to -10 degrees centigrade. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK - MARCH 21: A Bartender pours Belvedere Vodka at the celebration of Gotham Magazine's March Issue hosted by Moet Hennessey/LMVH at The Four Seasons Restaurant on March 21, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for LMVH)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 04: A preview of a Maestro Martini with Chopin Vodka with Point Reyes blue cheese stuffed olives with caviar during a behind the scenes kitchen tour and suite menu tasting for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)
  • At the Polo Club bar in Bangalore's swank Oberoi Hotel, the most popular drink these days is not a whisky highball, once the automatic choice of well-heeled Indians tipplers. For the young and rich, it's a toss-up between a margarita with tequila, Cointreau, lemon juice, sugar syrup and fresh fruit and a caprioshka with vodka, mint and lemon, white and brown sugar, served over crushed ice. (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • In this picture taken 30 May 2007, bar waiters prepare a cocktail based on the Russian premium Vodka Eristoff during its launch by Bacardi Martini India Limited in Bangalore. At the Polo Club bar in Bangalore's swank Oberoi Hotel, the most popular drink these days is not a whisky highball, once the automatic choice of well-heeled Indians tipplers. Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: A general view of atmosphere at SCENE Magazine and GREY GOOSE Vodka host special performance by John Legend at The Box on August 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)
  • CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 18: General view of the Everyday People Brunch Chicago Edition presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato and new SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape at Sawtooth Restaurant on August 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for SKYY Vodka)
  • CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 18: General view of the Everyday People Brunch Chicago Edition presented by SKYY Vodka's House of Moscato and new SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape at Sawtooth Restaurant on August 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for SKYY Vodka)
  • TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: A general view of atmosphere at the Grey Goose vodka party for 'Night Moves' at Soho House Toronto on September 8, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka)
  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Atmosphere at the Gotham & Hamptons Magazine Celebration of Its Annual Summer Kickoff Presented By Grey Goose Vodka on May 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Gotham Magazine)
  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: A General view during the private US Open viewing party hosted by Venus Williams and GREY GOOSE Vodka at Soho House on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)
  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: A General view during the private US Open viewing party hosted by Venus Williams and GREY GOOSE Vodka at Soho House on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Atmosphere at the Gotham Magazine Celebration Its Summer Cover Star, Maggie Gyllenhaal With Russian Standard Vodka on June 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Gotham Magazine)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: SKY Vodka ambience in the VIP area at the SKYY Vodka At Governors Ball on June 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for SKYY Vodka)
  • Managing Director of Moet Hennessy India Ashwin Deo poses with bottles of 'Belvedere' vodka after its launch in New Delhi, 18 October 2004. Targeted predominantly at the premium spirits consumer, Belvedre Vodka will be available in 700 ml bottles across Mumbai, Delhi and Banglore in the first phase, followed by Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Calcutta and Pune. The retail price for Belvedere in Mumbai will be approx. INR 2,600 (US$ 57) per bottle. (Photo credit PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: A general view of atmosphere at the after party of the New York premiere of FRUITVALE STATION, hosted by The Weinstein Company, BET Films and CIROC Vodka on July 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
  • SOUTHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 16: Atmosphere at the Hamptons Magazine Celebration with Cover Stars Georgina Bloomberg and Brianne Goutal with Russian Standard Vodka at Capri Hotel on August 16, 2013 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)
  • LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 12: A general view of atmosphere at the after party for LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER Los Angeles premiere, hosted by TWC, Budweiser and FIJI Water, Purity Vodka and Stack Wines, held at the Ritz-Carlton on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for TWC)
  • NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: A general view of atmosphere at the after party of the New York premiere of FRUITVALE STATION, hosted by The Weinstein Company, BET Films and CIROC Vodka on July 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
    
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The versatile, once virtually tasteless and odorless tipple accounts for almost 20% to 25% of spirits sold in North America, making it our most popular libation, a feat that occurred in the 1970s when it outpaced bourbon as America–s favorite spirit.

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