Vodka and other Russian Curiosities
Vodka is Russia’s national gastronomical treasure as its importance is invaluable. As you may know, many drinks that represent a country are often misinterpreted in how its supposed to be served. How do the Russians use their own national drink?
1.-There are no particular reasons to when or why drink Vodka. Russians like to drink it most with good friends and company.
2.-There are multiple different flavors: Honey, lemon, hazelnut, birch.
3.-Vodka is never mixed, its taken straight.
4.-It should be poured in small glasses, known as Riumka.
5.-No ice should be added, Vodka bottles should be put in the refrigerator before drinking.
6.-Zakuskis and Vodka go together perfectly
7.-There should be a toast before drinking. The most common words used for a toast are “Na zdarovie”
8.-Both Russians and Foreigners are obliged to toast in russian at least once.
9.- There are complete books dedicated to toasting!
10.-If you want to please the hosts you have to drink at least three glasses of vodka.
11.-The one that drinks more vodka without getting drunk is respected and often known as “The one who knows how to drink”