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Russian Vodka

The LA Times has a great story on Russian vodka. It mentions how it's traditionally served cold and neat, out of a thin shot-sized glass, and consumed with salty foods like smoked fish and pickles.

When I was in Poland, we ran out of time to visit a dive bar in Warsaw where they serve you a shot and a pickle as a package deal. Apparently you hold the shot between your thumb and index finger, and the the pickle between your ring finger and pinkie in the same hand, biting off the pickle as you go.

I think I'm going to start drinking vodka this way (I love pickles). Despite earlier posts that may lead people to believe I'm a vodka hater, I have no problem with it. It's the competition to be the most expensive for no reason that bugs me. I have tons of vodka around the house- maybe I should relocate it to the freezer.

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