What vodka is better, Skyy, Absolut, Polar ice, Iceberg, Finlandia or Smirnoff?
If you're using it for mixing, it really won't matter. The quality difference between these vodkas is negligible in the company of sugary mixers.
Once you get into high quality (and expensive) vodkas, you would not want to mix them. At that point, just serve on the rocks and maybe add a small lime wedge.
Finnish People out there. Can you post me the words for Finlandia?
Oi, Suomi katso, sinun päiväs koittaa,
yön uhka karkoitettu on jo pois,
ja aamun kiuru kirkkaudessa soittaa
kuin itse taivahan kansi sois.
yön vallat aamun valkeus jo voittaa,
sun päiväs koittaa, oi synnyinmaa.
Oi nouse, Suomi, nosta korkealle
pääs seppelöimä suurten muistojen,
oi nouse, Suomi, näytit maailmalle
sa että karkoitit orjuuden
ja ettet taipunut sa sorron alle,
on aamus alkanut, synnyinmaa.
Here is the translation (though not a very literate one):
O Finland, see, your dawn approaches,
And the night is dispersed, dark and long,
Hear how the voice of the lark mixes with sighing space,
Soon the skies will be filled with jubilation.
See how the night flees and you breathe freely again.
Your morning dawns, o country dear.
Rise high, our country, newly raised from darkness.
Meet the waiting day, free and open,
With the same power you showed
When you broke asunder the yoke of slavery.
Repression never bowed you to the ground.
Your day has dawned, o country dear.
Which drinks are the best - using finlandia cranberry?
It won't be hard. It's got cranberry flavoring and sugar in the vodka. I would buy 2 or 3 mixers and just try each one with the vodka. Juices and sodas are a good start. Any flavors that sound good with Cranberry. I would try orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, berry blend of juice, pepsi vanilla, or don't forget the many different flavors of cranberry juice blends at the store. You might want to get one of those as a "safe bet". The cranberry-peach ones look interesting.
can I still find red-colored cranberry finlandia vodka?
I remember it, though I don't think they make it anymore.
I worked in a liquor department for a few years and we used to sell quite a bit of it, but they must have not been selling enough of it in general.
As far as I know... and looking at their website confirms as much, they just make the clear now with the red on the bottom.
How long until opened Finlandia vodka bottle and Kahlua liqueur bottle go bad?
finlandia: probably about 100 years, its a distilled spirit and takes a long time to have anything happen
Kahlua is a coffee liqueur with lots of additional things added... generally they rate those at around 6 months for best flavor, but likely wouldn't be harmful drinking it up to about a year