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Old 12-20-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I'm having some company over on Christmas Eve and need to know what to serve my friends. They are from the outskirts of Russia and I don't want to be embarassed. I've got in the cabinet Smirnoff (which is in a plastic container, obviously classy) and also I have Skyy which I think is descent, but not absolutely sure.

Should I get a potato vodka to honor there tastes?

Also, should vodka be chilled before serving?


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Old 12-20-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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How about Stolichnaya? I'm not sure about chilling before serving. I dated a Russian girl in high school and her father had a wine rack he stored all of his vodka in and drank it at room temp.



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Here's an interesting article...
An era of opulence in Russian vodka - Los Angeles Times
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Are you sure they even drink Vodka?
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:16 AM   #5
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lol
they might hate it!

i like KettleOne. not too $$$.
but, it is not hangover proof like i have seen sky claim.

just get rum. everyone likes rum. no chance for embarrasment!

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Introduce them to stuff from the U.S. or something. Let them try some tequilla or a Tennessee whiskey. If I was visiting another country I would want to drink what the locals drank.
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Thanks for that link to the article ChshreCat. Good information there. I got some ideas for good brands from it. My local liquor store will hopefully have one of those. If I'm not sold on something at the store I at least got a brew that was bottled 11/29.

And by the way they definitely drink vodka (at least the husband does). I was at their daughter's first birthday and the Russian men there were calling toasts and drinking vodka.

Thanks for the replies and Happy Holidays all.
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Stoli is a no miss for our Russian friends. Don't chill it. They like it serve in a simple juice glass.

Oh...and make sure to have some good homebrew nearby for a chaser.
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Introduce them to stuff from the U.S. or something. Let them try some tequilla or a Tennessee whiskey. If I was visiting another country I would want to drink what the locals drank.
This couple has been in the states for 7 years now. So I think it may be a bit late to introduce the US to them.
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I second the offering of some Jack, they may enjoy it more then what they are use to drinking!


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