How do you make a jar of vodka sauce taste better? (recipe included)

In this article, we will answer the following question: How do you make a jar of vodka sauce taste better? We will give you a step-by-step recipe to make vodka sauce taste better, we will explain why is vodka such an important ingredient and how to make the most yummy spaghetti with vodka sauce.

How do you make a jar of vodka sauce taste better?

The secret to making a jar of vodka sauce taste better is to find the exact point where the sauce takes advantage of the flavor of the drink without saturating the alcohol. Vodka sauce is a rich, creamy pasta sauce, it takes just a few minutes to prepare, but it tastes amazing. 

Vodka, in addition to being an alcoholic beverage, offers the possibility of other utilities, and this is one of them. This is one of those simple recipes, but at the same time delicious and a sample of how you can make a quick and exquisite dish. Here we tell you how to prepare it.

You can also cook with vodka.

Make the jar vodka sauce taste better

To make a delicious vodka sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 chive
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can of tomatoes without skin
  • 4 fresh diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 of Cup of vodka
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat flour (if necessary)
  • Salt

Here are the steps you will need to follow:

  1. Heat a frying pan, add the olive oil and cook the chives, onion, and garlic for about 5 minutes.
  1. Add the canned tomatoes previously crushed, the natural tomatoes, the salt, and the pepper. Mix and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes to crumble.
  2. Add the vodka, the cream, and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning. If the sauce does not thicken, add the flour to form a very thick paste with a little water. This vodka sauce is made in record time and it tastes great. 

Tip: This sauce is also very rich if you use shallots instead of the classic onion. 

Vodka sauce: is vorka necessary? Why?

The vodka sauce has always caused me a lot of intrigue because on the one hand it is really rich, but I have always had the doubt if perhaps the vodka is really necessary for the success of the recipe. Bad or not alcohol cooks by evaporating, right? But also, for a reason it is called vodka sauce or vodka sauce and not pink sauce or whatever …

And well, it wasn’t until I started doing the research to write this post that I ventured for the first time to ask Google the rationale behind this ingredient in this particular recipe.

Sure enough, my impressions were confirmed. After reading some articles and research, I think it can be affirmed that yes, vodka (or rather the alcohol in vodka) boiled at a low temperature together with the sauce helps to intensify the aroma and flavor of the other ingredients in it. Therefore, and as the name of the recipe indicates, vodka is a key ingredient if you want to enjoy this recipe to the fullest.

To remove the vodka from this vodka sauce would simply be to make a kind of pink sauce, which although it is also exquisite, it is not a vodka sauce and therefore it would not be the same recipe. 

You can read more about it, here.

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A great recipe: spaghetti with vodka sauce

Spaghetti with vodka sauce is one of those simple recipes, but at the same time delicious and a sample of how with so little, you can make a quick and exquisite dish.

The spaghetti with vodka sauce should be consumed immediately so that the sauce is just right. We can accompany them with a little more cheese and basil to sprinkle if desired. With a very cool soft white wine, they are ideal as a dish for a hot day.

Ingredient for Spaghetti with Vodka Sauce:

  • 1 package of spaghetti (or desired pasta).
  • 1 recipe for Vodka Sauce (mentioned above)
  • Finely chopped parsley, for garnish (optional).


  1. Cook the spaghetti al dente according to the instructions on the package.
  1. Serve with the vodka sauce and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Notes:  If you are not going to use the sauce immediately, but are going to use it the next day or to freeze it, do not add the cheese immediately, but at the time of reheating and serving it.


Final tips

Vodka sauce is a key ingredient if you want to enjoy a recipe to the fullest. If you want to make a jar of vodka sauce taste better, you just have to sauté a little bacon, ham, or meat at first when the onion is golden. The vodka sauce is also very rich if we use shallots instead of the classic white onion. As you can see, it supports many variants!

If you decide to try our recipe or if you have additional tips to enrich vodka sauce a little more, please let us know!