DID U KNOW…During the reign of Russian Tsar Peter the Great in the late 1600’s, it became customary for foreign dignitaries to drink from the “Cup of the White Eagle”—a chalice containing 1.5 liters of vodka. This prompted many nations’ ambassadors to travel in pairs, with one official drinking the vodka and the other attending to the important state issues that needed to be discussed. Makes you wonder if the ambassadors drew straws to see who would be the drinking official.