QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Vodka?

A martini made with Gray Duck Vodka
Test your vodka knowledge!

In our Tastemakers section, Eli Radtke tells us all about BĒT Vodka and one man’s quest to make BĒT Minnesota’s vodka. Test your vodka knowledge here!

  1. The word “vodka” comes from the Russian word for which substance?
  2. What are the three main ingredients in vodka sauce, primarily used with pasta?
  3. Which five countries are the top exporters of vodka?
  4. Which two countries both claim they invented vodka?
  5. Vodka makes up what percentage of the U.S. liquor market (excluding wine and beer)?
  6. Early in the Cold War, U.S. bartenders staged a parade to protest which cocktail?
  7. Which Russian czar (unsuccessfully) outlawed vodka consumption?



  1. Water (voda)
  2. Tomatoes, cream, vodka.
  3. Sweden, France, Poland, Russia, Netherlands.
  4. Russia and Poland
  5. 32%
  6. Moscow Mule
  7. Nicholas II