Texas-based vodka distributer Burt Tito Beveridge says doing shots of vodka is a great way to remember the charismatic Russian leader, and believes that Yeltsin would appreciate the gesture.
He says, Boris loved his vodka!
In true Russian fashion, its best to do the honorary Yeltsin shots straight no chasers involved.
Beveridge says vodka will taste its best if you have it straight out of the freezer, in a shot glass, right down the hatch.
He suggests Americans with weaker stomachs limit themselves to only a couple shots, since more experienced, vodka-drinking Russians will also be taking shots in the late leaders honor.
He says, In Russia, they may be drinking three bottles of vodka at a time!
But if straight vodka isnt your style, you can still toast to Yeltsin by mixing it up with cocktails like a White Russian, which combines vodka, Kahlua, and cream, or a Moscow Mule, which mixes vodka with lime juice and ginger beer.
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