National Citrus

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National Citrus is a 40% ABV vodka from Russia. The vodka is imported by Rus Beverage. The quality is considered to be amazing. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 review.

The bottle states the following:

National Brand is an elite collection of premium Russian spirits produced by 3rd Largest Distillery. Our citrus flavored vodka is made from infusion of orange and lemon flavors for an ultra smooth and refreshing character. National Brand holds ideal the noble heritage of Russian traditions since 1903.

National Citrus Vodka Review

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Most flavored vodkas are lower proof, and we’re usually interested if it’s 40% ABV and flavored. National Vodka impressed us, so we have high hopes for National’s citrus vodka.

The Shot

National Citrus is not overly citrusy. It tastes and feels exactly like National Vodka with an ever so slight hint of citric acid. The upshot is that National Vodka is a great vodka that’s very easy to drink, and you’ll reap all the same benefits with just a dash of extra flavor. The down side — and it isn’t much of a downside if you ask us — is that it probably won’t do the same things to your cocktail if you usually go for the sugary-citrus-flavored competition. Consider this a more refined vodka that puts most of the emphasis on the vodka rather than the additional flavor.

The Mixed Drink

One of my favorite ways to drink vodka when I can’t drink it straight is with orange juice. National Citrus seemed like a great idea for a screwdriver because it’s not sugary, citrus vodka with a citrus fruit is a no-brainer, and it’s full strength vodka. The thing I don’t like about screwdrivers in general is that the vodka usually makes the drink a little bitter. National Citrus does the exact opposite. While I can’t pick out the particular citrus flavor of the vodka, the screwdriver is completely devoid of any bitter flavors. In fact, this is probably the best screwdriver I’ve ever had, period.

Another one of my favorite cocktails is the madras. Since I had some National Cranberry around, I decided to substitute cranberry juice with cranberry liqueur, and I’m pleasantly surprised. The madras is actually a little sweeter than the way I normally have them. I’m not sure if it’s the tasty cranberry liqueur or the fact that the vodka doesn’t make the underlying screwdriver bitter, but this is another great cocktail win. If you like a good screwdriver or madras, you have to try National Citrus.

Rated 5 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

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