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Should vodka freeze?

We have Russian guests this evening, yesterday I out three bottles of vodka in the freezer yesterday, a bottle from Russia with a name I cannot write, a bottle from ALDI and a bottle of Smirnoff...

All three went in at the same time yet the Smirnoff is frozen solid!!!

Is Smirnoff watering their drink down, all advertise 40% proof !
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Old 31.08.2012, 22:26
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

It must be genuine, as the fake stuff is full of anti-freeze.
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Old 31.08.2012, 22:37
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

Strangely enough, I was always led to believe that vodka shouldn't freeze and always kept a bottle of Smirnoff in the freezer compartment of my drinks fridge.
However, I had to remove it as it was becoming solid.
It was in the freezer compartment of an older fridge, at my old house and never froze - I can only think that this new fridge freezes colder ..... even my coke has gone solid in the fridge.
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

Red does, blue and black shouldn't.
Stick to the real stuff.
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

It was blue, I've put similar in the freezer many times and it's never frozen, maybe I had a dodgy bottle??
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

If your liquor is freezing, someone is watering it down.
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If your liquor is freezing, someone is watering it down.
That's my point, with everyone trying to save pennies would they dare?
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If your liquor is freezing, someone is watering it down.
Or their are poisonous alcohols in the Vodka. I was once told that the way to determine whether some Vodka was safe to drink, was to put it in the freezer. Pure multiple time distilled should not freeze as long as its not cooled down below something like-30C. If it does freeze in the freezer, then this means, that the Vodka was not distilled enough, and thus contains dangerous poisonous alcohols.

I'm however not sure whether you should cool the Vodka down that much. I thought Russians drink their Vodka at room temperature.
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

No... it should be drunken.

As an avid vodka drinker I can assure you it should not ever freeze. However, as I often buy if from the local afterhours I might have to start testing it out and check if they are fleecing me in more ways than one.

The only exception would be if it was flavoured.
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

This should answer your question.

http://cocktails.about.com/od/mixolo...hol_freeze.htm
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

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I'm however not sure whether you should cool the Vodka down that much. I thought Russians drink their Vodka at room temperature.[/QUOTE]

My half whiterussian half ukrainian friend assures me that vodka should be drunk at freezing temprature, in copious amounts. With pickled everything.
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No... it should be drunken.

As an avid vodka drinker I can assure you it should not ever freeze. However, as I often buy if from the local afterhours I might have to start testing it out and check if they are fleecing me in more ways than one.

iThe only exception would be if it was flavoured.
I bought it from a well known national supermarket chain, as to the flavour we are keepi ng it till last, the Russian stuff is grrreat,just opened Aldi, thats cheap and cheerful, Smornoffyet to come..

I think i needm y gasses
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

Vodka freezes at the temperature of -29 / -30 degrees C. Certainly, it should not freeze in usual freezer.

To avoid confusions, you might put bottle into the fridge (or into freezer for an hour), and shot-glasses into the freezer for approx 30 min, so you will get very nice hoarfrost on them after taking them out.
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That's my point, with everyone trying to save pennies would they dare?
Do you have a teenager?
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

getting chunky happens from time to to time. frozen solid I find hard to believe..... it just a slush right?

just take it out the freezer and in to the fridge. throw the shot glasses in the freezer and perfect
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Do you have a teenager?
Yes 3, but I keep a close eye on the booze always and use my other 1 for every thing else, the bottle in question came from the supermarket and was placed unopened into the freezer, now unless they blue-toothed in out or used some other magical way to water it down it wasn't, this time any off them, because the bottle was still unopened when I took it out...

My Russian wife insists that she has always puts vodka in the freezer to check that it hasn't been tampered with, she would not drink vodka that froze even a brand like Smirnoff..

I should really have taken it back to the supermarket and complained, but the conversation got so hilarious we decided to drink it anyways, now I cant find my glasses when I need them the most :L
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I should really have taken it back to the supermarket and complained, but the conversation got so hilarious we decided to drink it anyways, now I cant find my glasses when I need them the most :L
so it seems the buzz is still working with water or not.
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so it seems the buzz is still working with water or not.
Yeah, in fact the drip, drip of it was fun, water!! We chucked that frozen sh*t away ! hic* and hit the hic* brandy...
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

Vodka is a mixture of water with ethanol. In the freezer, the water will freeze and the ethanol will remain liquid. So normally you should have ice crystals floating in ethanol. Because ice is pure water, you need to melt it completely before serving, otherwise what you pour will be highly concentrated ethyl alcohol.

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We have Russian guests this evening, yesterday I out three bottles of vodka in the freezer yesterday, a bottle from Russia with a name I cannot write, a bottle from ALDI and a bottle of Smirnoff...

All three went in at the same time yet the Smirnoff is frozen solid!!!

Is Smirnoff watering their drink down, all advertise 40% proof !
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Re: Should vodka freeze?

I think that's incorrect. Freezing-cold alcohol will melt frozen water (car windshield wiper fluid is mostly water with some alcohol in it), so high-proof liquor shouldn't be able to freeze in a home freezer.

Anyhow, I have a much simpler theory: could the placement in the freezer make a difference? About.com says that 84 proof (42%) liquor freezes at −34C. While that's much colder than the −20C of a normal home freezer, it's entirely possible for part of the freezer to have gotten that cold while the rest cools down. So if the two bottles that didn't freeze were on a rack in the freezer, for example, while the bottle that froze was directly on a cooling element, that might explain the situation.
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