Do You Know About These Interesting Vodka Facts?

From its conflicted origins in the Eastern Europe to the other characteristic wonderments, discover the various facts about vodka that will have you stumped
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Vodka is a clear and neutral distilled spirit that originated in Eastern Europe, particularly Russia and Poland. It is made from grains or potatoes and is highly valued for its versatility as a base in cocktails, ranging from classic Martinis to innovative creations. Due to its lack of a strong flavour, it harmonizes effortlessly with other ingredients, enabling mixologists to craft endless flavour profiles. Whether consumed neat or in a creative cocktail, vodka's popularity remains constant worldwide. The drink is so popular that now October 4th has come to be celebrated as International Vodka Day.

Vodka and Russia have a long-standing connection that goes back centuries. Vodka is more than just a drink in Russia; it is a deeply ingrained cultural symbol. The Russian word for vodka, "little water," dates back to the 14th century and represents hospitality, togetherness, and celebration. It is commonly called "the water of life" and plays a central role in Russian toasts, rituals, and gatherings. Sharing a vodka shot with loved ones remains integral to Russian culture, fostering strong bonds and creating long-lasting memories.

Vodka Is Older Than You Think

Vodka was invented somewhere between the 8th and 9th centuries. However, it is a matter of constant debate between Russia and Poland regarding where it was invented. To date, people have yet to learn who invented the drink. By the 14th century, vodka had already become a popular drink in the standardised form as we know it in both the contending countries. 

Vodka Is Very Pure

Vodka is considered to be among the purest of spirits as it is made of only four ingredients - wheat, barley, water and rye. Other spirits like whiskey and rum are made with a variety of grains and contain chemicals that affects taste. Vodka is your ideal choice if you want to avoid such chemicals.

Vodka Has Culinary Uses

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Vodka is used in cooking a variety of dishes for adding flavour such as pasta sauces and marinades, marinate meat, and even make your pastry dough fluffier. The drink is equally used in seafood, cocktails, and the process of preserving fruits. Vodka is usually used for enhancing flavour and adding texture to a plethora of dishes.

Vodka Can Be Used As An Aftershave

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One of the most intriguing facts regarding Vodka is this. If you have vodka at your house, you are not actually out of aftershave. With the aid of bay leaves, glycerine, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, a bit of alum, and 1/2 cup vodka, you can quickly create an aftershave to come to your aid.

The Love Affair Of Vodka And Russians

The amount of love for vodka that Russians hold in their hearts is much more than you may imagine. Their bizarre vodka activities long ago proved this. First off, there is a vodka museum in Russia that showcases a range of vodkas along with information on their histories. Additionally, the origins of the most well-known vodka brand, Pristine Vodka, are in Ukraine.

Along with this, there was a time when Russian astronauts were permitted to bring vodka into space. In contrast, NASA forbids its astronauts from drinking in space. Russians, on the other hand, are given an exception and are permitted to consume small amounts of it since it is their national beverage.

It Has An Expiration Date

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No matter how costly your vodka bottle is, it always has an expiration date. Unlike other alcoholic beverages, vodka loses its flavour with time. To get the most out of it, it must be used within 12 months of the date of manufacture.

The Slavic's Water Is Everyone's Vodka

Whisky and vodka both refer to water. The Slavic word for water is "vodka." This implies that vodka is the Slavic world's equivalent of drinking water. Since vodka is the purest form of alcohol and resembles water, it is handled similarly in these nations. Quite an intriguing fact come to think about it.

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