Friday afternoon. Today's article is for my friend, T, for whom vodka is not so much a hobby as an avocation. Russia's favorite drinks turns 500 gives a brief history of vodka in Russia. I especially like that it "is thought to have been invented in 1503 by Kremlin monks, who used it as an antiseptic before they started downing it". Everyone made fun of Kitty Dukakis for drinking rubbing alcohol but it turns out that the Russians were doing it almost 500 years earlier -- who knew?

By the way...T, if you're reading this, I was just kidding about the avocation thing. I know you're just a "recreational" user.


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