Vodka, Russians, Historians and Us… March 14 2016
What a week it was…
The highlight of which was hosting the launch of the book written by Boris Goreilik
'An entirely different world. Russian Visitors to the Cape 1797- 1870' published by the Van Riebeeck Society .
It was an erudite occasion
And as he described the trials and tribulations of the early visitors to the Cape I was lectured in the art of drinking vodka.
In summary here are the rules.
No women (They are sexist in cold places)
Only to be drunk in winter
(Forget about a vodka and lemon on a hot summer day)
And definitely no shot glasses!
What is required is to fill a tumbler of vodka ,have many pickled cucumbers on hand which are eaten after each gulp ( no sipping allowed) to mask the taste of the vodka