Best Budget Vodkas Under $30

Best Budget Vodkas Under $30

Looking for a crisp, refreshing vodka but want to be sure you're getting the most for your money? Look no further than this list of our top ten vodkas that get you the most bang for your buck. The clean and neutral character of vodka makes it perfect for the home bartender, but the connoisseur knows that ice-cold vodka has a unique flavor that can only be tasted when served straight up or on the rocks.

 

Ketel One

 

Produced using the same style of Dutch copper stills that give the spirit its name, Ketel One vodka exemplifies 300 years of vodka-distilling experience. Crystal clear in the bottle, Ketel One vodka offers smoothness like no other enjoyed all over the world. Distilled from 100% wheat, is filtered over loose coals, and rested until it results in an 80-proof spirit. Enjoyed ice-cold as a shooter or sipped, this spirit has crisp hints of citrus and honey, with a silky mouthfeel. Ketel One is also a premium choice for vodka cocktails that show the full flavor of the spirit like a vodka soda or vodka martini. 

 

Grey Goose Le Citron

 

Distilled with no compromises, Grey Goose Vodka is a premium spirit made with only the best French ingredients; single-origin Picardie winter wheat and natural limestone-filtered spring water. This bottle is Grey Goose's classic vodka blended with distillate made from perfectly tart lemons. Grey Goose's dedication to purity extends all the way to washing the bottles and corks solely with Grey Goose Vodka. Their commitment to excellence creates a delicate vodka with notes of floral aromas. Grey Goose is smooth and elegant and can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks to experience its vibrant and full-bodied flavor truly. Grey Goose Le Citron is also a perfect addition to a cocktail like a vodka soda with a twist with its citrus flavor. Known for its exceptional taste and flavor, Grey Goose makes the ideal gift for your life's vodka lover.

 

Belvedere

 

The world's first super-premium vodka, Belvedere is distilled from 100% Polish rye and crystal clear well water. Taste the 600-year history of vodka crafting experience in Belvedere's traditional Polish vodka, which takes its name from Poland's Belvedere Palace. This spirit carries a soft aroma of vanilla with faint notes of cream and has a full flavor and velvety texture. Perfected in Belvedere's artisanal wells, this vodka offers balance and purity with no additives or sugars. Serve Belvedere Vodka ice-cold in a martini or on its own to truly appreciate the premium quality that results from traditional vodka making.

 

Titos

 

An instant American classic since its release in 1997, Tito's vodka is distilled in Austin, Texas, using old-fashioned pot stills to ensure a high-quality product that results from both skill and effort. Don't be dissuaded by its unassuming packaging, because this distillery is dedicated to producing vodka for connoisseurs and new drinkers alike. Tito's makes extra effort to ensure that their vodka is outstandingly smooth and enjoyable on its own or in any of your favorite drinks and cocktails. This multiple award-winning vodka is made from 100% corn mash and certified gluten-free and kosher.

 

Wild Roots Raspberry Vodka

 

If you're on the market for a top-value flavored vodka but want to avoid the artificial flavors found in some brands, Wild Roots Raspberry Vodka is here for you! Wild Roots starts with corn-based vodka filtered six times and adds an infusion of sweet raspberry flavor that captures the essence of over a pound of real Pacific Northwest raspberries. This raspberry infusion not only creates deep flavor but also tints this spirit a beautiful garnet color. Not a fan of raspberry? Wild Roots produces an excellent unflavored vodka as well as other fruit flavors.

 

Smirnoff

 

With a history dating back to 1864, it's easy to see Smirnoff has extensive experience distilling vodka. That experience is evident once you try Smirnoff Vodka. Known as the largest vodka brand globally, its five-time filtering process is outstanding amongst vodka distillers and produces an exceptionally smooth spirit with robust flavor. Smirnoff's award-winning vodka is crystal clear and has floral notes alongside hints of citrus. With a consistently great taste and quality, Smirnoff is the perfect vodka for connoisseurs and newcomers. As the original spirit for the Moscow Mule, Smirnoff is a fantastic choice for any cocktail, but can also be enjoyed on its own, ice-cold on the rocks. 

 

Effen

 

Effen is Dutch for "smooth," and this vodka certainly lives up to its name. Effen Vodka is distilled using a continuous distillation process and all-natural French wheat to produce a silky, crystal clear spirit. Effen's distillation process is carefully controlled to ensure that not even the smallest impurities remain in the spirit for an even, balanced, and smooth sip. A favorite among bartenders, this ultra-premium vodka is crisp but light enough to be the perfect base for any of your preferred vodka cocktails. Enjoy chilled or in a simple, spirit-forward cocktail.

 

Absolut

 

An understated yet stylish bottle is Absolut's calling card. Collaborations with artists like Andy Warhol helped Absolut Vodka become an instant classic after its 1979 launch in NYC, and Absolut's premium quality hasn't changed since. Made with only natural ingredients, Absolut Vodka has been produced in the same Swedish village since 1879. With no added sugars, Absolut sets itself apart from other vodkas with a pure, smooth sip. Rich and complex, Absolut Vodka has a crisp, clean flavor with notes of grain and dried fruit. Absolut is best enjoyed straight but works great in a Bloody Mary as a throwback to its 80s heyday.

 

Stolichnaya

 

A crystal clear spirit with a history of Soviet production, Stolichnaya Vodka is an exceptionally smooth and clean sip known as one of the oldest vodka brands in Russia. First produced in 1938, Stolichnaya is fermented from winter wheat and artesian spring water, and then filtered through quartz, charcoal and a cloth weave. Stolichnaya Vodka has aromas of minerals, citrus peel, and marshmallow, while sweetness and more citrus can be detected on the palate. Stoli's commitment to quality makes it a perfect choice to be sipped on the rocks or in your preferred vodka cocktail. This brand was also the first vodka to offer flavored varieties of its vodka!

 

Ciroc Coconut Vodka

 

With a name referencing the high-altitude vineyards of France, Ciroc Coconut Vodka is uniquely distilled from French grapes sourced from the Charente-Maritime region rather than wheat, grains, or potatoes. Inspired by wine-making traditions, Ciroc is distilled five times in stainless steel pot stills to ensure purity and clean flavor with a crisp finish that is sure to leave an impression. A favorite spirit in the club scene, Ciroc, is an exceptional vodka for mixing in cocktails. Ciroc Coconut Vodka combines Ciroc's refreshing crispness with a natural infusion of coconut and tropical fruit flavors. Slightly sweet, creamy coconut and vanilla notes make this spirit perfect for dessert cocktails. Centuries of family wine-making expertise make Ciroc a vodka like no other.