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"SparklingVodka" news and stories
The effervescence of sparkling wines and champagnes is what makes them so appealing, adding to their flavor in addition to simply providing a fun sensation on your tongue. What if there was a carbonated vodka that could provide the same bubbly experience for cocktail-lovers?
Vodka O2 will be released in the United States early next year. It is a sparkling vodka, made in Britain, that tastes like vodka and soda and can be used in any application where regular vodka is used. Similar in concept to how Zygo and Pink are caffeinated, saving drinkers from having to rely on calorie-laden energy drinks to get a buzz, Vodka O2 effectively eliminates a step from drink preparation, allowing more people to enjoy the spirit on its own.
The spirit is the only one in its category at the moment, although other distributors say that they have similar ones in the works, and has been in limited release in Canada and parts of Europe so far.