• The 900-year history of vodka: how a medieval elixir became the toast of Hollywood

    2 days ago - By The Guardian

    For a spirit that's so cool and subtle, vodka has a past that's the stuff of legend. From Ivan the Terrible to James Bond, it has made an indelible mark When you think of vodka, what springs to mind? Student house parties and pub crawls, or perhaps sophisticated cocktail evenings and long summer nights drinking passion fruit martini cocktails? Vodka has been imbued with all manner of meaning over its 900-year history, from piety and power to sex and sophistication. More than a mere spirit, it's ingrained in folk remedies, popular culture, celebratory traditions and ritual; you shouldn't be...
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