Smirnoff is a very popular budget brand of vodkas owned by the British giant Diageo. The Smirnoff brand itself is very old having been founded in the 1800s in Moscow. Pyotr Smirnov originally started Smirnoff Vodka after perfecting the charcoal filtration method in the 1870s. The product quickly gained popularity and was soon holding two-thirds of the Moscow market by 1886.
Smirnoff has been the best selling vodka in the world for many years now and its popularity only keeps on growing.
Latest Smirnoff Prices
Smirnoff will range in price by region but an original 750ml bottle of Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka should generally cost between $11.99 – $14.99. Smirnoff also offers 80 proof (40% ABV) which ranges from $11.67 – $15.99, and 100 proof (50% ABV) which ranges from $16.98 – $19.99. Smirnoff also has 29 flavor selections which tend to cost between $9.99 – $14.99.
|Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka||750ml||From $14.99|
|Smirnoff No. 27 Silver 90 proof Vodka||750ml||From $16.99|
|Smirnoff No. 57 100 Proof Vodka||750ml||From $19.99|
|Smirnoff Flavors||750ml||From $14|
Overall Smirnoff is not the absolute bottom of the shelf. But it generally tends to be one of the cheaper options available.
Smirnoff will definitely have more bite than a higher shelf vodka, but it should mix with sodas and juices pretty easily. If you want a more clean and elegant cocktail opt for quality over quantity if you can, and get some higher-end airplane bottles instead. That said bang for the buck, Smirnoff is not a bad deal. Here are a few general mixing suggestions broken down by flavor categories.
Smirnoff Vodka Flavored Drink Options
- Berry: Blueberry, Cranberry, Grape, Raspberry, Red, White & Berry, Strawberry
These flavors will be best mixed with lemonades, teas, seltzer, soda water, lemon-lime soda, cranberry juice, and in some cases orange juice.
- Citrus: Cherry, Citrus (lemon), Lime, Orange, Ruby Red Grapefruit
Most citrus flavors can be mixed together and accent berry or tropical flavors well. Mix into lemonades, teas, seltzer, soda water, most sodas, cranberry juice, orange juice, and in some cases grapefruit juice.
- Tropical: Coconut, Passion Fruit, Pineapple
Tropical flavors balance well against one another and generally shine most when a couple of flavors are mixed together. Accent with citrus flavors. Mix into pineapple juice, mango juice, orange juice, lemon-lime soda, seltzer, or soda water.
- Other Fruits: Green Apple, Peach, Watermelon
Green Apple can be enjoyed as the sole flavor, or mixed with indulgent flavors like caramel or chocolate, or with citrus flavors like lemon. Both Peach and Watermelon mix well with lemonade, tea, seltzer, soda water, and lemon-lime soda.
- Indulgent: Kissed Caramel, Peppermint, Root Beer Float, Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate, Vanilla, & Whipped topping
While not true for everything on the list as a general rule indulgent flavors will mix well with coffee, coffee liqueurs, hot cocoa, chocolate liqueurs, Irish or bourbon cream liqueurs, and hazelnut liqueurs.
- Zero Sugar Line: Cucumber lime, Strawberry Rose, Watermelon Mint
These vodkas are suggested to be served with a splash of soda. You could always dilute that mixture further if you wanted. Seltzer or soda water would be good alternate choices.
Sour Line: Sour Berry Lemon, Sour Green Apple, Sour Watermelon
The basic idea is Vodka and some sour mix. Intended for chilled shots, might also make fun jello shots. If you want to mix it, try lemonade, or lemon-lime soda, maybe throw some more sour mix in.
Smirnoff Alternatives In Similar Price Range
If you are looking for flavored vodka alternatives at roughly the same price but don’t mind spending a dollar or two more consider Deep Eddy’s Vodka or Pinnacle Vodka. Deep Eddy’s offers five flavored vodkas each of which has a nice vibrant color, which can make for some easy but great looking cocktails. Expect to pay just a bit more per bottle but should be around $16. Pinnacle offers thirty different flavored vodkas with a lot of flavor profiles to choose from. These bottles are also generally just a few dollars than Smirnoff and should range from $11.99 – $14.99.
If you are tight on cash and want something just a bit cheaper consider Burnett’s Vodka. With thirty-three flavors, there’s plenty to choose from and only costs around $7 – $10 for a 750ml. bottle. If you go this route I would definitely suggest mixing with sodas, or orange juice, in either case, you will still likely detect a harsher alcohol taste in Burnett’s.