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5 INTERESTING THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SMIRNOFF

published time By SW published time 05 Oct, 2018 Share image 0 Shares
Take a sip of your drink for every fact you don’t know!
 
Whether you’re mixing or icing or taking it straight, there’s no wrong way to consume Smirnoff. There is a good chance we may not know everything about vodka except maybe how to drink it. *wink wink*
So, before you go to the store and pick up a bottle of Smirnoff Green Apple, browse through our list for some interesting facts about Smirnoff. 
 
1. It is James Bond’s Favourite Drink
Remember when Sean Connery was handed a “Martini, shaken not stirred” made with Smirnoff Vodka? Yes, James Bond and Smirnoff have gone hand in hand for more than 50 years. This mammoth moment in the film changed the way martini drinkers made their cocktails, shifting from the traditional gin to a vodka-based drink and popularizing the vodka martini the world over. 
Well, now you can have your drink 007-style!

5 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Smirnoff
 
 
2. There Are 39 Flavours Of Smirnoff Globally
There are only 31 flavours of actual Smirnoff vodka. That said, some are pre-mixed cocktails like ‘Savannah Tea’ and ‘Tuscan Lemonade.” 
Smirnoff has some crazy flavours. We all have heard of fruit flavoured vodka, but do you know there is “Smirnoff Kissed Caramel,” “Smirnoff Whipped Cream” and “Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow” Fascinating, right?
 
Sadly, in India, the only available flavours are - Original, Orange, Espresso, and Green Apple. 
India, catch up please!
5 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Smirnoff
 
3. It’s Beaten More Expensive Vodkas In Blind Taste Tests
Woot! Woot! The New York Times labelled it as the “hands-down favourite drink” in a blind taste test of 21 finest vodkas. Awesome, right? 
 
4. Smirnoff Is Named After A Person
Did you know Smirnoff was named after an actual person? His name was Pyotr Smirnov and he begun life as a Russian serf. (a slave bound by the feudal system) But don’t forget he went on to create the world’s bestselling vodka. When he died he was worth $130 million and was one of the richest men in Russia. 
 
*we are off to make a new concoction, brb!*
 
5. There Is A Movie Title With “Smirnoff” In It
Well, we bet you didn’t know about this! It’s called “Smirnoff Experience Shanghai: Hard-Fi,” and it was made in 2008. Have you watched it? Well, we haven’t as that title sure didn’t make any sense to us.
Intriguing right? Well, do tell us if you know more trivia on Smirnoff in the comments section below. Cheers to the weekend that lies ahead!  

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