Traditionally, when one thought of vodka, they often connected it with Russia. While that may have been true decades ago, today premium quality vodkas are made all over the world, from Finland, Poland, France and Sweden to America. This clear, neutral distilled spirit is a favorite of many. As such, many companies have perfected their distillation and filtration processes to craft delicious, affordable, and cheap vodkas for the masses to enjoy. Today, we're going to take a look at some of the best, cheap vodkas on the market today. These vodkas are not just cheap, but they are of excellent quality as well.
The 10 Cheapest Vodkas in the World
Before we begin, please note that for continuity's sake, all bottles are 750 ml, with prices from one of the best online liquor delivery services, Drizly. The cheapest vodkas seem to be made in America, though we found good quality, cheap vodkas from Poland, Finland, Sweden, France and Russia. Finally, prices listed are subject to the market, so may change without notice.
10. Absolut Vodka: Sweden, $23.99
Established in 1879 in Ahus, Sweden, this well-respected vodka is considered one of the best cheap vodkas on the market. Today, this iconic vodka has risen with the times, effortlessly matching quality with taste, resulting in a crowd-pleasing brand. Crafted from all natural ingredients, this is a vodka with a delightful mouthfeel and robust flavor. Absolut is created using only winter wheat and pure well water. In fact, the distillation process used today is the exact same process developed by Absolut's founder, Lars Olsson Smith during the late 1800s.
Absolut vodka markets itself as the vodka for those who enjoy the nightlife. For many vodka lovers, Absolut is synonymous with the art, party and club scene. Flavors include watermelon, grapefruit, citron, lime, mandarin and many others. Fans of this historic vodka enjoy drinking it straight as well as in cocktails. Versatile, Absolut vodka is the perfect addition to any get together, be it professional or casual. Did you know that Absolut Vodka makes amazing pasta sauce? Well, quite a few Absolut Vodka enthusiasts have experimented and found out just how delicious the sauce is.
9. Stoli Citros Vodka: Russia, $21.62
Vodka enthusiasts searching for a lively, fresh and intense burst of citrus flavor will savor every sip of Stoli Citros to the max. Aroma-wise, you'll fine the scent fresh, clean and crisp. All you'll get is a vodka that fills your senses with the embrace of pure citrus with a good finish with no bitter after taste. This iconic Russian vodka made its introduction in 1901, that's over 121 years ago. Since then it's attracted vodka aficionados from all over the world.
Its true name is Stolichnaya, however fans of this robust spirit began calling it 'stoli' for short, and the name stuck. There has been a recent wrench tossed into the world of Stolichnaya. It seems that since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Stolichnaya would officially change its name to its aforementioned knick name, Stoli. This is due to the hundreds of drinkers and bar tenders who emptied their bottles of Stolichnaya in protest of the invasion. We'll finish off with a crowd favorite, the Stoli Citros Blood Mary:
- 2 parts Stoli® Citros™
- 4 parts tomato juice
- ¼ part grated horseradish
- Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
8. Dixie Southern Peach Vodka: America, $18.00
If you want a taste of true southern spirits, then grab a bottle of Dixie Vodka. A relatively new vodka, Dixie Southern saw the light of day in 2014, Charleston, South Carolina, and went on to become NASCAR's official vodka. Its mission: To bring the flavor of Southern vodka to the rest of America and the world. In order to accomplish this, Southern Dixie vodka continues to work relentlessly in an attempt to find unique flavors for its vodka. Current flavors are: Southern, black pepper, mint, citrus, wildflower honey and peach.
Dixie Peach has an ABV of 40 percent and is crafted with corn as the base ingredient. The peaches used to infuse this vodka are from Lane Southern Orchards. Dixie Peach vodka strives to give enthusiasts the taste of a juicy, fresh Georgia peaches in every sip. Delicious and refreshing when taken straight, and just as sumptuous when paired with a classic Southern dessert or mixed in a cocktail.
7. Finlandia Vodka: Finland, $17.99
A terrific choice for cocktails and shots, Finlandia vodka is a crowd favorite. With regards to flavor, it has a nice bite, a clean and fresh flavor with no brutal after taste. Its ultra-smooth feel makes it go down easy and is the result of continuous distillation process which is made up of over 200 steps. Made in Finland's Koskenkorva facility from six-row barley grown in Finland and crystaline glacial spring water.
Established in 1970 by Alko, the price of this cheap vodka may make one think it to be of poor quality. However, let us assure you that Finlandia vodka is a premium tasting vodka. Once you taste the original vodka, we encourage you to try their full line of flavored vodkas. Flavors include: Lime, mango, tangerine, raspberry, black currant, coconut and Nordic berries, among others. They also sell a Finlandia Platinum, which is the same as their classic vodka except they added birch wood softening to the process.
6. Skyy Infusions Peach Vodka: America, $15.45
A deliciously flavored vodka hailing from California, Skyy is a brand designed to be an affordable, high quality vodka with an ABV of 35 percent. Skyy vodka uses corn and fruit as a base ingredient and is gluten free. Skyy uses the mineral rich waters of the Pacific found in San Francisco Bay. The clean, fresh flavor is due to the limestone filtering which adds a tad more mineral richness to the blend. The smooth texture of this brand is due to their quadruple distillation process and triple filtration processes. Other flavors include: Watermelon, cranberry, blood orange and citrus.
This award-winning vodka just received a Gold Meal award by the esteemed Beverage Tasting Institute, or BTI. Established in San Francisco, in 1992, Skyy vodka continues to embody the spirit of diversity and supports the rights of LGBTQ people. Indeed, when you indulge in their refreshing vodkas you can also take pride in the fact that you are supporting a company which fights for the rights of all people.
5. Luksusowa Original Potato Vodka: Poland, $14.99
Established as a brand in 1928, Luksusowa [LOOK-SOO-SOH-VAH] has gone on to win 38 awards and medals. Made from the finest potatoes in Poland, each bottle of vodka contains over 45 strobrowa potatoes with each batch undergoing triple distillation and rounded off with charcoal filtration. Quality is maintained by utilizing the exact same farms since the beginning. A delicious, crisp and refreshing vodka, it can be used to craft some of the best homemade liqueurs and mixed drink cocktails in your home bar.
Affordable, with a price tag starting at around $14.99, vodka lovers can't go wrong. With regards to taste and mouthfeel, Luksusowa potato vodka comes across as an ultra smooth drink with no clinging after taste and a sweet scent. If you've never been a fan of grain-based vodkas, it pays to give this brand a try as it's the number one selling potato vodka in the states.
4. Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka: Russia, $14.99
One of the best selling vodkas in the world, Smirnoff vodka, originated in Russia sometime in the1860s. Today, Smirnoff Vodka is owned by Diageo, a British company. The Smirnoff brand of vodka has been the recipient of more awards than any other brand of vodka in history. This vodka gets its ultra-smooth feel due to being filtered 10 times. Smirnoff is a high quality, premium vodka the comes in both classic and ready to drink formats. In the ready to drink categories, Smirnoff comes in Smirnoff Ice, which hosts 18 flavors.
Smirnoff Raspberry is a huge favorite with Smirnoff enthusiasts. Patrons describe Smirnoff Raspberry as having a delightful mouthfeel, sublime taste, and easy mixability, making it perfect for cocktails. One of the favorite cocktails made with the raspberry flavor are martinis. The martinis are especially flavorful when you muddle real, fresh or frozen raspberries in the bottom of your mixing glass. After which you add Sprite, vodka and ice. For an added thrill, place the rim of the glass in sugar before you add the ingredients.
3. Pinnacle Whipped Vodka: France, $12.99
Winner of the Beverage Testing Institutes Gold Medal and Best Buy award of 2017, Pinnacle Vodka is distilled in France and exported to America, where it is packaged and sold. Pinnacle Vodka proves that you don't need to have deep pockets to afford a 5 times distilled, smooth as silk vodka. This multiple award winning vodka comes in the original flavor as well as 30 crisp, clear and clean flavors. Available flavors include grape, peach, orange, habanera, cherry and many more.
With so many options available, there's most definitely a variety of vodka which matches your needs. For instance, when it comes to mixology, you can depend on this premium French vodka to craft some of the most freshest and delicious tasting vodka cocktails you've ever sampled. If you don't believe us, try a Pinnacle Dirty Martini for yourself:
- 1 Part Pinnacle® Original Vodka
- ¼ Part olive juice
- 1 Splash dry vermouth
Grab a mixing glass and proceed to add all the ingredients along with some ice. Once all ingredients are combined, gently stir and chill. Finish by taking a chilled cocktail glass and fill with the strained mixture.
2. New Amsterdam Vodka: America, $13.99
Born in the great state of California, this super smooth, affordable vodka is the staple of many home bars. Its neutral flavor is perfect for martini's and other mixed drink cocktails. Don't let the cheap price fool you, this is a premium quality, inexpensive, refreshing vodka that leaves little or no aftertaste. New Amsterdam is known for its smooth mouthfeel because it's been through the distillation process 5 times and the filtration process 3 times. The result is a taste that is clean, fresh and crisp. It's also known for not leaving drinkers with bothersome hangovers.
New Amsterdam vodka came on the scene in 2011 and is made from the highest quality corn available. This vodka is also quite good for cooking as it doesn't compete with the ingredients of the recipe, but instead compliments it. Finally, you'll get good results if you are of the mind to make your very own mint schnapps, amaretto, or peppermint schnapps with this vodka.
1. Svedka Raspberry Vodka: Sweden, $11.99
The word Svedka is actually a blend of two words in Swedish: Sweden and vodka. Each batch of Svedka goes through the distillation process 4 times in order to provide you with a smooth consistency. Described by patrons of this luscious liquor as intense, inexpensive and sweet to taste, Svedka's Raspberry flavor vodka goes down easy straight as well as being a solid base for cocktails. However, for classic vodka lovers who are wondering if you are still able to taste the vodka, the answer is a resounding yes. The raspberry flavor functions to compliment the vodka, not overpower or mask it.
At 38 proof, it's not as strong as other vodkas, so those who love the strong taste of alcohol might not be served by this vodka. Reasonably priced at around $11.99, you'll find that it's a great for indulging in shots, so makes the perfect addition to college parties. The delicate sweet taste also makes it a good choice for vodka martinis. The fruity, silky smooth consistency also makes it perfect for pairing with rich, delicious desserts, especially those made with chocolate.
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