Posts Tagged ‘spirits’

Russia: Vaccine or Vodka, Your Choice

December 15, 2020

Russia: Vaccine or Vodka, Your Choice

Last month, Russia’s Gamaleya Institute announced that its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is 92% effective, and Russia began mass vaccinations early this month. Many Russians have avoided getting innoculated, however. The rapid rollout of the vaccine leaves many Russians skeptical, but there may be another reason they’re staying away. Russia has one of the highest per capita rates of alcohol consumption in Europe, and Russian officials are saying the vaccinated should lay off the vodka for 42 days. A walk-back to 6 days followed, 3 days after each of the two injections, but that still may be too much for many hard-drinking Russians.

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The Martini

March 21, 2012

The Martini

“The martini is to modern American literature and lore what mead wine was to Norse sagas or claret to 18th-century English literature.”

— “The Perfect Martini by Christopher Buckley,” Daily Beast

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