Saturday, July 2, 2011
Sure there are plenty of Natashas around today, but few old ones. At least, in my area. It was somewhat of a novelty at the time, and any boyfriends I had in my youth were invariably called Boris by someone with great wit and originality.
When a Vladimir showed up in my French class one year, the teacher delighted in pairing us together because she loved to say Vladimir and Natashya with a thick fake Russian accent.
But that's okay. I embrace my fake Russian heritage just as I embrace my fake Japanese heritage. They are a part of me now. And if you catch me drinking Russian vodka and eating my dinner with chopsticks, you can blame my mother. I do.
All kidding aside, I have the perfect cocktail for your holiday weekend, the Moscow Mule.
That's 1½ oz Russian Standard Premium Vodka, ½ oz Lime Juice, Fevertree Ginger Beer to taste.
Simple, delicious and refreshing. And traditionally served in a copper mug, although a rocks glass would be fine too.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Russian Language for Lovers
To our health! (the most common toast said in Russia)