When: Fri., Oct. 23, 7-11 p.m. 2015
Vodka is perhaps the world's greatest pick-me-up. It's bracing in the mouth and warming in the belly, and it now comes in a bewildering variety of flavors and styles. If you're a fan and you want to sample a large cross-section of the possibilities — or if you're a neophyte who wants to know what the fuss is all about — the RFT's Vodka2 event is for you. From 7 to 11 p.m. tonight at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue; vodka.riverfronttimes.com), you can enjoy complimentary food from Three Kings Public House and complimentary mixed beverages made with some of the vodka world's heaviest hitters. Try Holland's Ketel One; Poland's Belvedere (made from quadruple-distilled rye); the corn-derived Deep Eddy from Austin, Texas; and Sweden's mighty Absolut, made of winter wheat and "distilled an infinite number of times," according to the company. The evening also includes music and dancing, and admission is only $25.