Vodka is an alcohol that can be made from just about anything and almost has been. Being one of the most versatile spirits, you will also see vodka created in just about every flavor. The flavored vodka game has been well played by many bars in Sacramento, although bars that can boast of their own house crafted infused vodka will make for a much shorter list. Infused vodkas aren’t necessarily rare, but the tastiest ones can be a little harder to come by. This list will point you in the direction of several local watering holes where infused vodka is part of day to day business.
Kupros Craft House
1217 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 440-0401
www.kuprosbistro.com

Kupros has become a midtown staple. They have an eclectic food menu centering around Northern California. They have many different inviting seating areas as well, including an upstairs and a downstairs patio. There are over a dozen beers on tap, sparkling wine and great cocktails. They make vodka infused with citrus and cucumber, the perfect cool and sweet compliment to any appetizer or entree. These house infused vodkas make a great base for a martini, a bloody mary or just a simple vodka tonic that’s anything but ordinary.

The Porch
1815 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 444-2423
www.theporchrestaurantandbar.com

The porch is a great spot with a down home feel. It has southern charm with a modern twist. They have sweet tea and of course juleps and hurricanes. They also make their own limoncello using vodka. Perfect for the holidays, they even have chai infused vodka. It’s not just the drinks that keep people coming back though, the service is great and the food is clever. The locally sourced menu changes with the season. With items like flaky biscuits, amazing cornbread, cheesy grits, pork chops and decadent desserts, everyone in your group is sure to find something they love.

Firestone
1132 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-0888
www.firestonepublichouse.com

Firestone is always fun. It also has the perfect location right on the edge of Midtown. The interior is spacious with plenty of tables and dozens of flat screen televisions to watch the game or catch the news. They have 60 beers on tap and a great patio for people watching. Firestone makes their own unique bacon infused vodka. That’s right, bacon. Come here to indulge, watch the game while you devour a giant pretzel paired with a bloody mary and maybe try some bacon vodka.

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Pour House
1910 Q St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 706-2465
www.pourhousesacramento.com

Pour House is known for their craft cocktails and bloody marys. They even have an award winning bloody mary mix. The rustic brick, aged wood, ceiling rafters and backlit liquor wall work together to create a warm atmosphere. Pour House also puts on an awesome brunch and their chicken and waffles are very popular. In the vodka realm, Pour House makes their own pepper citrus infused vodka, which is used in their famous bloody mary. Don’t forget to visit on Friday nights when they showcase local bands. It’s a great time to enjoy the live music while you also enjoy your infused vodka.

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As a hospitality professional Andy Soto has worked every facet of the industry. He currently leads the team at Spectrum Restaurant Consulting. He started writing a hospitality blog in 2009 and restaurant writing for Sacramento Press in 2010. In 2011 Andy became a Sacramento Restaurant Examiner for Examiner.com. His work can be found on Examiner.com.