Some Tips for Drinking with Russians

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has some tips for drinking with Russians. Gestures include extending your thumb and pinky to signify to your friends that you want a drink, scratching your neck to signal to the bartender that you want vodka, and putting the number of fingers on your tie for the number of vodkas you want. The article also outlines some drinking games. Interestingly, they aren’t like American drinking games where the loser drinks. Instead, these games are feats of skill with a shot of vodka like drinking your vodka while balancing your drink on your elbow.

Robert Brodrecht

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