We’re guilty of using just about anything as an excuse to get our drink on. However, in addition to being Friday, today really is National Vodka Day -- both very compelling reasons to observe such a holiday. A little history for you: the word vodka is derived from the Russian word voda, meaning water, so that probably explains a lot. Anyways, what we're trying to say is you should probably pay your respects to the spirit by drinking some tonight. Let us be your guide to indulging with this list of the best vodka bars, Moscow Mule cocktails, and potent punch bowls featuring today's booze of honor in L.A. to celebrate National Vodka Day.