Newest Review: ... FLAVOUR This vodka is very harsh and not smooth like Smirnoff or Absolut vodka. It has got a very bitter aftertaste that gives ... more
~Not To Be Drunk Straight!~
Member Name: newby2
Advantages: cheap and gets you merry
Disadvantages: not nice drunk straight
More often than not when out for a night of drinks and fun I will always opt for the vodka diet coke drink purely because of the lack of calories in this drink compared with the other drinks that I really enjoy drinking. For this fact I tend to always have a bottle of vodka at home in the drinks cabinet and the bottle that is in there at the moment is this Grants Vodka.
Grants vodka is certainly not the nicest vodka you can buy but it is a lot cheaper than the likes of Smirnoff. A 70 cl bottle of this Grants will cost you around the £12 region depending on whether or not it is on a special offer, which it can often be found on. Compared to the over £20 price tag of the Smirnoff this is a cheap price and it is mostly the same price as the stores own brand in Morrison's.
The Grants vodka design doesn't look especially awe inspiring and looks just what it is in my opinion, a cheap vodka. It does however have less alcohol content than a bottle of Smirnoff although at 38% it is still no light weight.
The vodka is a clear liquid that has a very strong astringent aroma and doesn't smell in the slightest bit appealing if you have a sniff out of the bottle. Of course I will always be mixing my vodka with some sort of fizzy drink like coke or lemonade and lime (perfect for the summer). To drink this vodka straight I think you would have to be pretty hard core and I don't think I could bring myself to drink any vodka straight let alone this cheap and rather toxic tasting drink.
I do find though that once this vodka has been mixed with the chosen fizzy drink of choice that the rather strong and slightly chemically taste of the actual vodka gets somewhat lost and the drink just has that little kick you get when drinking alcoholic drinks and not at all like something pretty lethal and you shouldn't be drinking at all.
I certainly get a bit drunk after a mere few "home measures" and I am afraid this is really all I want when buying a vodka. It is cheap and cheerful and does the job. It is not a drink that can be enjoyed for me when drunk alone although the kick you get when drinking it with a lovely cold lemonade and lime on a hot summers day is really very pleasurable.
I think this vodka deserves a modest score of 3 out of 5 stars and although it is not the best vodka money can buy I will probably continue to buy it for the fact that it is a good boozy drink to mix up and get a little merry
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a good alcoholic mixer
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