The Cheers! cocktail this week comes with lots of flavor, but none of it from the alcohol in the drink.
“For me, cocktails are all about the interplay of flavor,” said Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings.
Vodka brings nothing to the glass as far as flavor is concerned.
It’s odorless, flavorless, and colorless.
“It's meant to be very neutral and very smooth,” Tammy noted.
There’s an advantage if you have a drink that already has great flavors: vodka doesn’t interrupt the ingredients as they play off of each other.