How to drink vodka Russian people not only invented vodka. They also developed a specific culture how to drink vodka. It consists of the following rules. 1. Vodka must be cooled off to 8-10 °C before consumption. You even can put bottle of vodka in a freezer. 2. Drink vodka quickly. 3. In Russia they don't mix vodka with other alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. 4. Drink vodka with small glass of not more than 50 g.