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How-To: 5 Alternative Uses for Vodka

So not a lot of you may know this, but not only is Vodka a delicious alcoholic beverage that should be enjoyed by everybody, but it also has a long history of use as medicine, having been sold by pharmacists to cure everything from infertility to the plague. While it might not help you out […]

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Mixology

Mixology: The Bloody Mary

With hundreds of different variations as well as an almost equal number of myths surrounding this drink, it’s been known as the world’s most complicated cocktail. It’s not that complicated at all to be fair, but given the sheer number of different possibilities you can go about creating it, it can certainly seem intimidating. No […]

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Mixology

Mixology: Moscow Mule

A great way to start the new year – refreshing, spicy, and great to share with friends. The Moscow Mule is actually not of Russian origin but American. The drink was concocted primarily as an effort to support the then lagging vodka and ginger beer markets circa 1950. Add to that a unique (and actually […]

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Vodka News

News: Stranded Elephants Survive on Vodka

In a wonderfully warm story that broke out over the weekend, the RIA reported that two¬†circus elephants¬†drank vodka to help them survive when their trailer caught fire in the freezing Russian winter. To make matters worse, the elephants were in Siberia, en route to a show in the town of Omsk. In an effort to […]

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Mixology: The Vodka Martini

Today’s cocktail is a lost classic. You don’t really see too many people ordering it anymore these days, but it’s one of those timeless cocktails that is instantly recognizable. The Vodka Martini, also known as a Vodaktini or a Kangaroo. Martini purists will balk if you ever order one in their presence – a Martini […]