UPDATE: Russian Booze translated
What were my chances that I would have company stop by today and that the guest would be fluent in Russian? I would have guessed slim to none.
But as luck would have it, an old friend of Biscuit Boy's was passing through town with her boyfriend, Russ....who is from the Ukraine. Aha! He was able to tell us what was on the labels of the bottles of Russian libations. Woo Hoo!
Now if you read my earlier post, you know that we had gotten five small bottles of Russian vodka and assorted beverages from our neighbors. It was a thank you gift for watching their house while they were on a two week cruise in Russia.
Not knowing any Russian, we had to resort to the Internet to see what we could find. We figured out three and weren't too sure about the last two but had a good idea what they might be.
And weren't we pleased with our bad selves when he translated the bottles and told us that we were correct on our guesses! He said that the two with the berries were a 50/50 mix of fruit and vodka but that we'd probably do better to just get a bottle of Absolut and some cranberry juice. And as for the two other vodka's, well they were not the best but probably not the worst (but close). The one labeled as cognac was probably pretty retched according to Russ. In his Russian accent he said, "It probably von't poison you."
But he did think the bottles were quite nice. And that's sorta what we thought. Even if the stuff wasn't all that good, at least we got some cool bottles......and some pretty nice friends and neighbors. Cheers.