Vodka is made from fermented substance like grain. Traditionally made vodkas had a 38% alcoholic content.
Vodka is commonly used in mixed drinks and cocktails. Some of the most popular drinks are the White Russian, Black Russian, Sex on the Beach, Polish Martini, Vesper, Bull Shot, Vodka Tonic, Hi Fi, Orange Tundra, Bay Breeze and many more.
Some notable brands of vodka include Down Under, Albert Pure, Grey Goose, Xan, Chase, Vodka 14 and Cape Cod.
Gin is most often separated into two categories, distilled gin and compound gin. Distilled gin is made in the traditional manner, by redistilling neutral spirits with all natural flavors and is not as highly graded. London dry gin is the most common type of distilled gin. In addition to the juniper berries, it is distilled with botanicals such as bitter orange, lime, lemon, saffron, grapefruit and frankincense.
Well known brands of gin include Beefeater, Black woods, Bombay Sapphire, Boodles, Damrack, Gordans, Plymouth, Magellan, Desert Juniper Gin and so many more.
Popular drinks made with gin are Gin and Tonic, Long Island Iced Tea, Joker, Singapore Sling, Martini, and Gummy and Coke (gummy bears, gin a and cherry coke).