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Many drink historians place the origins of vodka anywhere from the 700s to the 1400s. However, most agree that it began somewhere in the “vodka belt.” The vodka belt is located in Eastern, Central, and Northern Europe and includes countries such as Russia, Poland, and Ukraine.
Poland wins for finding the word “wódka” in court documents in the 1400s, but that word meant it was for medicines. Poland used the word “gorzeć” when vodka was for drinking. In 1534, a Polish pharmacist named Stefan Falimirz published O Ziolach / O Mocy Ich (“On Herbs and Their Potency”), which is believed to be one of the first documents containing the word “vodka.” This luxurious illustrated book gave details for the preparation of over seventy vodka-based medicines.
Every country in the vodka belt had their own words for vodka and they translate into phrases such as “little water,” “burnt water,” “to burn,” “ardent water,” and “the water of life.”
In 1789, Johann Tobias Lowitz developed charcoal filtration for vodka. Before this, vodka tended to be infused with various fruits and herbs, so yes, it was flavored. Today, vodka is the number-one best-selling spirit in the world.
Top Things to Know about Vodka
Vodka can be made from any carbohydrate that is fermentable, not just potatoes.
Vodka can be made in any country of the world..
No one really knows who invented vodka. Most think it was Russia, but Poland seems to have more historical evidence.
The word “vodka” translates into “water.”
Wolfschmidt was the first vodka introduced to America in the late 1800s.
The Moscow Mule was the first Smirnoff vodka cocktail marketed to America in the 1940s.
Vodka Martinis became extremely popular in America when the first James Bond film, Dr. No, was released in 1962.
While flavored commercial vodkas in the 1950s – 1960s such as lime, grape, mint, and chocolate had some success, it wasn’t until the 1980s when flavored vodkas rose to international success with the introduction of Absolut Peppar in 1984 and Absolut Citron in 1988.
If American vodka is made from sugarcane, then it must be distilled more than 95 percent abv (alcohol by volume) to be considered a neutral spirit and not rum.
Besides drinking, vodka can be used as a cleaning agent.
Types of Vodka
There are two categories of vodka: flavored and plain. The plain category can be further categorized by what carbohydrate was used to make the vodka such as corn, wheat, potatoes, etc. The flavored category consists of plain vodka that has been flavored or infused with natural or artificial flavors. Today, vodka companies like to brag about their water source, how many times their vodka has been distilled, or how many times it has been filtered.
Produced in Ahus, Sweden, with Swedish water and winter wheat. Absolut introduced the first flavored vodka to America (Absolut Peppar) in 1986. In 1988, they introduced Absolut Citron, which lead to the creation resurrection of the Cosmopolitan. Absolut has also been a prolific leader in the art and advertising world.
Produced in France with soft French winter wheat from Picardy, then shipped to Cognac to be mixed with spring water. Marketing master Sidney Frank created Grey Goose. Frank wanted to introduce the first luxury/super-premium vodka to America. It debuted in 1997.
Produced in Iceland with glacial Icelandic lava water, barley, and wheat in an eco-friendly distillery. They say that Iceland has the best water in the world.
Different Vodka Ingredients
Vodka Made From Corn
Tito’s, Crystal Head, Rain Organic, Pur, Deep Eddy, Prairie Organic, and Iceberg.
Vodka Made From Sugarcane
Firefly, Finlandia Raspberry, Ocean Organic, Cerén Organic, San Francisco Organic Beach, and Amazon Rainforest.
Vodka Made From Wheat
Absolut, Grey Goose, Effen, Ketel One, Smirnoff, Reyka, Vox, Stoli, and Death’s Door.
Vodka Made From Grapes
Ciroc, Hangar One, Glass, Roth, and DiVine.
Vodka Made From Potatoes
Chopin, Zodiac, Koenig Idaho, Prince Edward, Famous, and Chuckanut Bay.
Vodka Made From Honey
Comb, 3 Bees, and Truuli Peak Alaskan.
Vodka Made From Apples
Ironworks, Tree, and Untamed Irish.
Vodka Made From Barley
Finlandia, Sipsmith, East Van, Maximus, and Valt Single Malt Scottish.
Vodka Made From Rye
Belvedere, Shakers, King Peter, and Sobieski.
Fun Vodka Facts
The vodka 250,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli is the hottest vodka in the world. It has been infused with Naga Jolokia chillies, then packaged in a heavy glass bottle with industrial-grade sealing wire and a lead security seal, so you will need wire cutters to open it. Their website even suggests that you should not purchase it.
In 1953, Ian Fleming created a fictional cocktail for James Bond in Casino Royale called a Vesper. It was the first cocktail to have both vodka and gin in its recipe.
Vodka is lighter than water.
Billionaire vodka is the most expensive vodka in the world. It costs $3.75 million for one bottle. It is filtered through diamonds, and the bottle is adorned with 3,000 diamonds.
Broadway dancers have been known to soak their socks in vodka, then dry them overnight. The next day, the vodka-soaked socks fight foot funguses.
In 2005, the New York Times did a blind taste test with twenty-one high-end vodkas and for fun threw in Smirnoff vodka. Smirnoff won.
On May 12, 2006, Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray made Lemondrop Martinis on the Oprah Show. It made the cocktail very popular.
On November 23, 2005, season 20 episode 53, Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray made a Pomegranate Martini. Bartenders all over America are asked for the cocktail even though Pom juice had not been popular yet.
Vodka in Books
Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
“A Dry Martini,” he said.
“One. In a deep champagne goblet.”
“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordons, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”
“Certainly, monsieur.” The barman seemed pleased with the idea.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote
A White Angel is made: “Let me build you a drink. Something new. They call it a White Angel,” he said, mixing one-half vodka, one-half gin, no vermouth.
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
“I began to think vodka was my drink at last. It didn't taste like anything, but it went straight down into my stomach like a sword swallowers' sword and made me feel powerful and godlike."
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robbins
“Magic ordered a round of Harvey Wallbangers. But it takes more than vodka to fuel magic.”
Life After God, Douglas Coupland
“Breathing warm chocolate-and-vodka breath on a rose I had found on a street corner, trying to force it to bloom."
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
“Her whisper smelled like cranberry juice and vodka."
Faking It, Jennifer Crusie
“Davy's kiss tasted like vodka and disaster.”
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, Chelsea Handler
The book is a collection of humorous and mostly autobiographical essays about her life. Some are vodka induced.
Cemetery Dance, Douglas Preston
“It's a cocktail he prefers when he gets, ah, overly excited.” "A cocktail?" “Of sorts. Lemon–lime soda, vodka, codeine in solution, and a Jolly Rancher candy.”
Changes, Jim Butcher
"Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka."
Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente
“I should like to shake that wizard's hand and buy him a vodka or two."
Just What the Truth Is, Cardeno C.
“When life gives you lemons, you add vodka and make a lemon drop."
The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson
"Annie took another sip of the vodka, letting the alcohol seep through her system, turning bad ideas into good ones."
The Society of Sinners, Charity Parkerson
“Maybe I could interest you in a Vodka sour instead. It causes the same effects as having a husband. First, you get a rush of euphoria only to be replaced by regret in the morning.”
Here Come the Vampire, Kimberly Raye
"Friends don't bite friends. At least not without lots of vodka.”
On Best Behavior, Jennifer Lane
"Vladimir leaned forward. "Never dilute vodka. Is sin."
The Firebird, Susanna Kearsley
Vodka Martinis are mentioned.
Girl’s Night Out, Kate Flora
A Cosmopolitan is on the cover of the book and a Cosmopolitan is mentioned in the book.
Beat Slay Love, Katy Munger, Lise McClendon, Kate Flora, Gary Phillips, and Taffy Cannon
Chef Hannah Wendt makes a Berry Drop made with Grey Goose vodka, huckleberry syrup, lemon liqueur, and candied ginger.
Vodka in Film
My Man Godfrey
David Niven, the butler, helps himself to Vodka Martinis.
Anita Louise and others drink Sea Breezes.
From Here to Eternity
Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr drink Screwdrivers. There is also a lot of drinking in this film, and whiskey is seen and mentioned.
The Nutty Professor
Jerry Lewis plays Buddy Love and orders an Alaskan Polar Bear Heater at the bar. He has to give the bartender the ingredients: “Two shots of vodka, a little rum, some bitters, a smidgen of vinegar, a shot of vermouth, a shot of gin, a little brandy, a lemon peel, an orange peel, a cherry, and some more Scotch. Now, mix it nice, then pour it into a tall glass.”
Sean Connery makes a Vodka Martini with Smirnoff blue and Cinzano dry vermouth. He also orders a Rum Collins.
You Only Live Twice
Sean Connery drinks a Stolichnaya Vodka Martini made with Martini & Rossi dry vermouth.
Diamonds Are Forever
Sean Connery has a Vodka Martini.
Saturday Night Fever
John Travolta orders a 7&7 twice and a Vodka & Tonic is ordered.
Roger Moore drinks a Vodka Martini.
Never Say Never Again
Sean Connery drinks two Vodka Martinis. Kim Basinger orders a Double Bloody Mary.
Roger Moore drinks a Vodka Martini.
Chevy Chase orders a Bloody Mary at a tennis club.
The Living Daylights
Timothy Dalton drinks two Vodka Martinis.
This film holds the record for the most cocktails mentioned. Three are made and mentioned: Red Eye (beer, tomato juice, spices, and a raw egg), Turquoise Blue (the drink Cruise makes while flairing—it appears to be made with Bacardi light rum, blue curaçao, and either pineapple juice or sour mix, then split tin strained into a Martini glass), and a Frozen Daiquiri poured into a Hurricane glass. Other cocktails mentioned include Velvet Hammer, Vodka & Rose’s, Gilbey’s & Tonic, Absolut Rocks, Orgasm, Cuba Libre, Orgasm, Angel Tit, Dirty Mother, Bloody Mary, Martini, Briar Tuck, Screwdriver, Pink Squirrel, Kamikaze, Sex on the Beach, Velvet Hammer, Iced Tea, Alabama Slammer, Death Spasm, Singapore Sling, and Ding-a-Ling.
License to Kill
Timothy Dalton orders a medium-dry Vodka Martini.
Pierce Brosnan orders a Vodka Martini.
Meg Ryan orders a Sea Breeze.
The Evening Star
Miranda Richardson orders a Bloody Mary.
Pam Grier & Samuel L. Jackson order Screwdrivers at the Cockatoo Inn.
Tomorrow Never Dies
Pierce Brosnan drinks a Vodka Martini.
Meet Wally Sparks
Debi Mazar asks for Sex on the Beach.
Heather Locklear’s mother drinks a Bloody Mary.
Sandra Bullock orders a Vodka Tonic.
Eyes Wide Shut
Todd Field has a Vodka Tonic.
The World Is Not Enough
Pierce Brosnan drinks a Vodka Martini.
Rowan Atkinson orders a Bloody Mary.
Jack Nicholson orders a Vodka Gimlet.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Maggie Smith has a Bloody Mary.
Juliette Lewis orders a Sex on the Beach.
Igby Goes Down
Ryan Phillippe has a Bloody Mary.
Juliette Lewis orders a Sex on the Beach.
Miguel A. Nunez Jr. asks for a Cosmopolitan, heavy on the vodka.
Lost in Translation
Scarlett Johansson orders a Vodka Tonic.
John Travolta and his firefighters order many drinks, including an Irish Car Bomb, 7&7, Sea Breeze, and Margarita.
Halle Berry orders a White Russian and tells the bartender to hold the vodka and
Jude Law orders a Vodka Tonic for Julia Roberts.
Breakin’ All the Rules
Jamie Foxx buys Gabrielle Union a Double Bloody Mary.
Alexa Vega gets a text message telling her to order a Sex on the Beach.
Ashton Kutcher orders a Vodka Tonic. Zoë Saldana orders Cosmopolitans.
In Her Shoes
Shirley MacLaine makes Cosmopolitans to impress her granddaughter, Cameron Diaz.
Will Ferrell drinks a Bloody Mary
The Upside of Anger
Joan Allen and Alicia Witt order Bloody Marys.
The Wedding Date
Dermot Mulroney brings Debra Messing a Bloody Mary.
Rachel McAdams orders a Bay Breeze at an airport.
Rumor Has It
Jennifer Aniston carries two Bloody Marys.
James Bond orders a Vesper. “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet, shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large, thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”
Joyful Drake orders a Cosmopolitan.
Keir O’Donnell orders himself and Jennifer Aniston two Apple Martinis.
Katherine Heigl drinks a Vodka Soda and says she has Grey Goose & Red Bull in the fridge.
Sex and the City
No drinks are mentioned but the Cosmopolitan and Flirtini are seen.
A Vodka Red Bull is seen.
Pierce Brosnan is given a Bloody Mary.
Catherine O’Hara drinks from a pitcher of Bloody Marys.
Many cocktails are seen including a Bloody Mary.
Vodka in Television
Bewitched is a fantasy show about a witch who marries a mortal man. Out of the 254 episodes, 169 of them have drinking scenes. In addition, many names of bars are seen or mentioned. Here is what's said in one episode, "I'll have a Crazy Charlie." "What's that?" "It's my own invention, it's two parts vodka, one part gin and one part bicarbonate of soda."
Maude is an All in the Family spin-off. It is set in Tuckahoe, New York, and is about a politically outspoken liberal woman who stands up for the issues of the time. In the episode “Walter’s Problem,” aka “Life of the Party” (season two, episode one), it deals with Maude’s husband, Walter drinking too much. The home bar is stocked with vodka and he asks, “Who wants a Bloody Mary?”
Markie Post gets drunk on Long Island Iced Teas.
The Family Guy
The Family Guy is an adult animation show set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island. It revolves around the politically incorrect Peter Griffin and his family. Brian (the dog) orders a Vodka Stinger in episode 2 season 1, Peter spikes his lemonade stand lemonade with vodka in episode 7 season 7, a TV commercial advertises “Vodka Beer” the carbonated vodka in beer cans in Episode 5 season 14.
Sex and the City
Sex and the City is a romantic comedy set in New York City. It follows the lives of four friends. As far as cocktails, in 1999 (the second season) the show made the Cosmopolitan go—in today’s terms—viral. Season one mentions the Cosmopolitan once in episode seven, but the Cosmo is seen in ten episodes and mentioned three times in season two.
The Flirtini (a champagne cocktail made with vodka and pineapple juice) is another cocktail seen and mentioned. It was ordered in bars for a little while, but the Cosmopolitan reigned queen.
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom set in Pasadena, California. The show began its first season based around five characters: four geeky science guys and one girl, who is a waitress/bartender trying to be an actress, living across the hall. In “The Gothowitz Deviation” (season three, episode three), Howard takes Raj to a Goth bar. Howard drinks a Vodka Cranberry because he says it looks like blood. In season four, episode seven, Penny is tending bar and Sheldon wants to order a cocktail. He opens a drink app on his phone to choose a cocktail and says: “Harvey Wallbanger . . . ehhh, Sex on the Beach . . . I hardly think so."
On the Rocks: The Search for America’s Top Bartender
Absolut vodka and LXTV (NBC Local Media’s award-winning producer of local lifestyle and entertainment programming) search for a bartender with the personality, looks, and skills to become America’s Top Bartender. Each week, ten finalists compete for $100,000.
Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation is often referred to as Parks and Rec and is a political comedy set in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. In season five episode ten, the guys from work visit a new trendy bar called Essence, which is a molecular mixology bar. They are not impressed with the vodka served in the form of a light flash.
Absolutely Fabulous (also known as Ab Fab) is an award-winning uncensored BBC comedy featuring Edina “Eddy” and Patsy—two hard-drinking, heavy partying, outrageous selfish middle-aged women. Since Patsy carries a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka in her purse, there are drinking scenes in all 39 episodes and Eddy and Patsy even create the Stoli-Bolli (Stoli vodka mixed with Bollinger Champagne).
Deep Space Nine
A Moscow Mule is ordered from bartender Quark.
That ’70s Show
Donna gets drunk on Long Island Iced Teas.
Will & Grace
Will & Grace is a sitcom about the relationship between best friends Will and Grace and their two friends Jack and Karen. While there are many drinking and bar scenes, Karen wins for the most Vodka Martini swilling scenes. There is also a very long list of drinking quotes from Karen. Some include: "You say potato, I say vodka", “That’s like saying Prada’s are just shoes, or vodka is just a morning beverage”, “Oh, I am full, I cannot drink another bite”, and “If you ever need someone to drink with, I’ll drink with you. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, I’ll drink with you. I guess what I’m trying to say is: I love to drink.”
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Arrested Development is a show about a dysfunctional family who were formerly wealthy. Fictional Cloudmir vodka is seen throughout the entire series. Examples include: The character Lindsey promoting it, people stealing Lucille’s stash, Cloudmir Vodka t-shirts, seen at a bachelor party, several advertisements, and it is talked about.Drinking is seen throughout the episodes; especially Martinis Jessica Walter (the mother) drinks. There are also several scenes at a local nightclub called “and Jeremy Piven.”
How I Met Your Mother
Barney orders a Vodka Cranberry for Claudia in the episode The Wedding. The Robin Scherbatsky cocktail has Vanilla vodka, strawberry creme liqueur, peach schnapps, sugar, maraschino and cranberry juice. The Colclasure cocktail has vodka, amaretto, apple schnapps, lemon juice and lime juice. The Thanks-tini contains potato vodka, cranberry juice and a bouillon cube.
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah show could make someone famous overnight. Any product mentioned skyrocketed in sales, and the same is true for cocktails. In 2006, Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray made Lemon Drop Martinis and Pomegranate Martinis. Lemon Drop shot and shooters had been around in the late 1980s and 1990s, but when the “Martini Bar” craze started (late 1990s–mid-2000s), it was common to see Lemon Drop Martinis, so bartenders could easily make it.
The Pomegranate Martini was a different story. Bars did not carry pomegranate-flavored anything (juice, flavored liquor, syrup, or liqueur). Of course, as you might imagine, everyone started asking bartenders for Pomegranate Martinis the very same day the show aired. This is when POM pomegranate juice began to appear in the grocery stores.
The Graham Norton Show
This humorous BBC celebrity talk show hosted by Graham Norton provides liquid refreshment for its celebrity guests. Guests’ preferred drink of choice is preset on the coffee table in front of the sofa. On May 31, 2013, Russel Crowe requested a drink made with Belvedere vodka, Bundaberg ginger beer, lots of ice, tall glass, and mint leaves.
Kirstie Alley jumps behind the bar and makes a St. Louis Melon Ball.
Drinking Made Easy
Zane Lamprey travels America. He drinks vodka in five episodes.
Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen
Nadia makes a Smoky Chipotle Bloody Mary.
Zane Lamprey travels the world. While in Poland he samples honey vodka.
Jack Maxwell travels the world. While in Finland he explores vodka.
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Ash orders a Moscow Mule.
Better Call Saul
Kim orders a Moscow Mule.
Better Call Saul
In “Bali Ha’i” (season 2 episode 6), Rhea Seehorn turns down a Moscow Mule, calling it vintage. Later that evening, she orders herself a Moscow Mule at a bar.
Ciroc; Diddy Sean Combs
Sean Combs) partnered with the world’s largest spirits company, Diageo, in 2007 on this vodka which is made in France from grapes.
Crystal Head; Dan Aykroyd
Produced in Newfoundland, Canada, with Canadian water and peaches-and-cream corn. It’s distilled four times and filtered three times through diamond crystals. The bottle is shaped like a crystal skull head, but the drink is most known for being the brainchild of actor Dan Aykroyd.
Slovenia; Bill Murray and Mikhail Baryshnikov
Slovenia Vodka has not one, but two celebrity endorsements: actor and comedian Bill Murray and famed choreographer and ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. The vodka is made with buckwheat and water sourced directly from the Slovenian Alps and just launched in select markets around the country.
Trump; Donald Trump
Launched in America in 2005, but ceased production under the Trump name in 2011 due to low sales. The only place it is sold today is in Israel.
Celebrity Vodka Drinkers
Andy Dick: Vodka with anything
Andy Garcia: Negroni and Grey Goose Martini
Ava Gardner: Beefeater gin, Bloody Mary, Whiskey & Coke, Martini, and Mai Tai
Bill Maher: Vodka & Tonic, with the lime on the side on a napkin preferably placed with tongs because he is a germaphobe
CeeLo Green: Long Island Iced Tea
Conan O’Brien: He loves Appletinis. On August 9, 2011, he said, “After yesterday’s six-hundred-point drop, the stock market fell and then got back up again six times today. So basically, the stock market is acting like me after three Appletinis.”
Elizabeth Montgomery: Sidecar, Sazerac, White Wine, Smirnoff Bloody Mary, and Smirnoff Screwdriver at the Playboy Mansion
Elizabeth Taylor: Scotch, Vodka, Bloody Marys, and Chocolate Martinis.</UNL>
In the book Rock Hudson: His Story (2007), Elizabeth and Rock were filming Giant and on a Saturday night in 1955, he and Elizabeth invented the Chocolate Martini. They put vodka, chocolate syrup, and chocolate liqueur in a Vodka Martini and thought it tasted terrific. Rock said, “We were really just kids, we could eat and drink anything and we never needed sleep.” He also said one Sunday it hailed and they ran out with a bucket to gather hailstones for Bloody Marys.
Elvira (Cassandra Peterson): Vodka & Soda and Vodka Cranberry
Ernest Hemingway: Papa Noble, Dry Martini, Bloody Mary, Hemingway Daiquiris, Absinthe Drip, Mojito, Death in the Afternoon, and Planter’s Punches
Hal Nederham: Absolut Citron on the rocks with a twist of lemon
Jerry O’Connell: Cosmopolitan in Australia
Jessica Simpson: Grey Goose & Soda and champagne
Joe Namath (football quarterback): Absolut on the rocks
Julia Roberts: Scorpino (vodka, cream, Cointreau, scoop of Italian lemon ice)
Kate Moss: Kate told Playboy that she orders “French 76” at the Hemingway Bar (vodka, lemon, simple, Chamapagne)
On February 9, 2011, Kim Kardasian told Bazaar, “I don’t drink. I just started at thirty. A White Russian. I hate the taste of alcohol. White Russians or Midori Sours—that’s it.”
Lance Bass: Appletini in Los Angeles and Mississippi Mule (moonshine & ginger beer) at his wedding
Linda Hamilton: Long Island Iced Tea at the Bourbon O Bar in New Orleans
Madonna: Cosmopolitan made by Melissa Huffsmith and Toby Cecchini at the Odeon in New York City, Cosmopolitan made by Cheryl Cook at the Strand in Miami Beach, Cosmopolitan made by Dale “King Cocktail” DeGroff at the Rainbow Room in New York City, and Pomegranate Martini at the Prime Grill in Los Angeles
Marc McGrath: Vodka Cranberry
Mick Jones (Foreigner): Stoli on the rocks
Mike Ditka: Cape Cod
Nicole Richie: Vodka & Soda
Oliver Reed: Gin & Tonic and Bloody Mary at Harry’s Bar in Paris
Oprah Winfrey: Tequila, Lemon Drop Martini, Pomegranate Martini, and Moscow Mule
Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman): Vodka Cranberry and Vodka & Soda.
Pink - Dirty Vodka Martini
President George H. W. Bush: Vodka Martinis
President John F. Kennedy: Daiquiris and Bloody Mary
Princess Stephanie of Monaco: Vodka and Pink Lemonade at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World
Renée Zellweger: a cocktail named Cosmic Messenger
Richard Burton: Vodka Martinis, Vodka & Tonic
Richard Chamberlain: Ketel One Martini with a side shot of cold olive brine
Tony Curtis: 100-proof Smirnoff on the rocks with a twist.
Tyne Daly - Greyhound
Valerie Bertinelli: Cosmopolitan on the rocks and Vodka Cranberry
Vince Vaughn: Red Bull and Vodka at the Reserve in Chicago
Whitney Houston: Belvedere Martini