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Do you cook with (unflavored) vodka? If so, why?

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Do you cook with (unflavored) vodka? If so, why?

c oliver | | Jun 19, 2010 02:00 PM

I see here and on menus pasta dishes that have a vodka cream sauce. I drink vodka every day !!! but have never cooked with it or been served a dish with it as an ingredient. I've read that it enhances some flavors but get no elaboration on that. I cook with wine, beer and various spirits but never vodka. From what I've read, it's not used for its flavor. I just don't get it. Can someone please explain its purpose in cooking. Thanks in advance.

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