Vodka originated in chilly climes- Russia, Poland, and Sweden. This concoction of fermented cereal grains (and later potatoes, brought back from the New World) was traditionally consumed, "neat", that is, without ice or any other additions.

Despite its frosty and simple origins, we here in Texas know that vodka's cool and clean character also makes it the perfect spirit for hot summer nights- spent on Texas patios, next to grills, or from the comfort of your favorite bar stool.

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Vodka is a wonderful cocktail spirit, delicious in vodka martinis, Bloody Marys, Cape Cods, and mules- all perfect for quenching your Texas thirst.

Texas makes many fine vodkas- both crisp originals and delicious flavors, inspired by our beautiful and majestic state.

Here is a look at some of the best Texas-made vodkas available.

Clean & Crisp: A Look At The Best Texas Made Vodkas

Looking for drinkable, delicious vodkas made right here in Texas? Here is a variety of vodkas- from flavored to clean, pure originals, made from everything from raisins to blue agave.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

Rich & Smooth: A Look At Texas Best Whiskey Brands

Although the "tradition" of Texas whiskey distillation doesn't go very deep into the past (at least legally) we still have an array of impressive and delicious micro-distilleries that are creating uniquely delicious Texas spirits.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

Sweet, Mellow & Warm: A Look At Texas Best Rum Brands

While Texas-made rums are rare, there are still stand-out examples that deserve a space in your Texas bar- whether you like your rums neat or as the base of a delicious cocktail.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven