Vodka may be a Russian spirit, but American vodka makers have created a unique product of their own with Skyy Vodka.
Originating in 1992 in San Francisco, Skyy Vodka shared Northern California’s innovative and tech-savvy spirit by using a revolutionary distillation technique for its vodka.
Skyy Vodka uses water enriched with Pacific Ocean minerals along with a quadruple distillation process to create the smoothest vodka on the market. They even employ a water sommelier to ensure that the specific mineral content in the water complements the vodka.
As the smoothest pour on the market, Skyy Vodka is an essential brand for martinis. It also has the most recognizable bright-blue bottle, visually announcing its authenticity before you ever taste it.
Now, you can get their award-winning vodka in numerous fruity flavors. Skyy Vodka has a full line of blue-bottled flavored vodkas infused with real fruit.
I’ve listed my picks for the best Skyy Vodka flavors to buy for your next cocktail party. This is one of our favorite budget vodka brands, so you can enjoy a smooth sip for less.
If you’re looking for a tropical beverage, Skyy Vodka Pineapple-infused vodka is a zesty and festive choice.
Using a mix of real pineapple juice and citrus peel to infuse their proprietary limestone-filtered vodka, Skyy Vodka Pineapple has a pure pineapple taste that completely masks the alcohol.
This infused vodka is on the sweet side, so it tastes great as an additive to tropical summer cocktails of all kinds, whether you want a sangria or a mojito.
I liked to combine sweet pineapple with a spicy kick with Skyy’s recommended Ancho Pineapple Soda cocktail, containing:
- Ancho Reyes
- Skyy Infusions Pineapple
- Pineapple juice
- Soda water
This one is easy to make and is sure to impress guests at your next party.
Blood oranges are the latest citrus trend, offering a sweeter, juicier alternative to the navel orange.
You may not see the blood red color in Skyy’s blood orange-infused vodka, but the blast of sweet and tangy orange flavor comes through loud and clear.
The blood orange-infused vodka also has additional spices and caramel flavors blended in with the natural blood orange juice.
The perfect balance of sweet and tart with the spicy finish makes this beverage a wonderful option for an on-the-rocks pour.
I recently used the blood orange Skyy vodka in a wintery sangria cocktail with:
- Simple syrup
- Lime juice
- Cranberry juice
It’s delicious, and the tart orange flavor shines with the complementing lime juice.
The citrus Skyy vodka infusion is a wonderful marriage of the main citrus fruits: orange, lemon, and lime.
You won’t find a more refreshing and light vodka infusion. Flavored alcohol always runs the risk of being too sweet, but the citrus flavor from Skyy offers bright flavors with mild sweetness.
In my opinion, this flavored Skyy vodka is the most versatile product on my list. It can be summery or wintery and you can even substitute it for other spirits.
I’ve used it in a margarita on the rocks, its citrusy flavors needing only a splash of simple syrup and an extra squeeze of lime juice.
It can be summer in the south all year round with Skyy Vodka’s Georgia Peach infusion.
Peaches are juicy and sweet, and Skyy captures both of these qualities with every sip.
Skyy vodka is so smooth and clean to begin with that the Georgia Peach infusion tastes like gourmet peach-flavored water.
It’s easy to throw these back on a hot day but be careful! They still have 40-proof vodka behind that refreshingly sweet façade.
In true Southern fashion, I recommend making a boozy sweet tea with the Georgia Peach Skyy vodka infusion.
I combine it with simple syrup and white peach tea with a fresh peach slice for garnish.
Apples are one of the most manipulated families of fruit on the planet, with dozens of varieties.
The Honeycrisp apple is a newer variety, engineered for its honey-sweet flavor and crisp, juicy bite.
Skyy uses fresh Honeycrisp apples to infuse Skyy Honeycrisp Apple vodka.
You’ll get a sweet and strong apple flavor with a cinnamon-spice finish. I think this vodka is the epitome of fall.
It is sweet but also has a sour apple tang to balance it out. I wowed my Thanksgiving guests last year with a Honeycrisp apple cocktail that consisted of:
- Skyy Honeycrisp Apple
- Hot Apple cider
- Sliced Honeycrisp apple
The slices of Honeycrisp apple soaked up the vodka and cider so wonderfully, adding juiciness and texture to the cocktail.
Using fresh raspberry puree to infuse Skyy’s purist of vodkas, the Skyy Vodka Raspberry infusion is delicate, tangy, and subtly sweet.
It’s a fan favorite for drinking straight, using in jello shots, or combining it with simple mixers.
However you use it, the raspberry flavor is unmistakable and real. You can use this raspberry vodka in a boozy brunch cocktail like a raspberry screwdriver with a splash of orange juice.
My favorite summer drink is a fruity limeade, so I created a raspberry limeade cocktail for a backyard barbecue, with:
- Fresh lime juice
- Macerated raspberries
- Simple syrup
- Skyy Raspberry vodka
It’s always a hit! I’ve never had a friend turn this cocktail down. Raspberry Skyy creates a vibrant flavor and pairs perfectly with prosecco and lime juice.