Sochi Spirits: 10 International, Olympics-Inspired Cocktails

With the 2014 Winter Olympics finally underway in Sochi, Russia, it’s time to raise a glass in honor of the countries of the world. The games bring the world together through sport, and since you probably aren’t participating in the events, why not celebrate this mash of cultures by gathering with friends and family for an Olympics-inspired cocktail? There is nothing wrong with cheering for your home team while drinking like a Peruvian. In honor of the 2014 Olympics and to give your drinks an international flavor, here are 10 cocktails from 10 countries participating in Sochi.



1. Russia

Want to drink like a Russian? As Esquire explains, you better get used to taking your vodka straight out of chilled shot glasses. If that is a little too much for you to handle, try out a drink that at least owes Russia for its name: the White Russian.


  • 1 fluid ounce coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • ½ cup cream or milk

Directions: In a mixing glass, combine the coffee-flavored liqueur, vodka, and cream or milk. Pour over ice in a highball glass.