The Culture Behind Russian Vodka

Published 02/18 2014 06:18PM

Updated 02/19 2014 12:20AM

SOCHI -- "One of the first things people said to me when they learned I was going to Russia? 'Vodka.'"

"I ended up in what some would call a higher end liquor store in Sochi where a deli offers accessories for the cocktail, like different flavored olives even some sweets. With the help of a translator, the store clerk says years ago people made the beverage themselves in small villages." -- Neile

Click the video to hear more about the history of this signature Russian liquor.

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