Spanning continents as well as centuries, the Smirnoff brand has a backstory as colorful as that of any spirits brand on earth. Its flagship vodka, Smirnoff No. 21, first appeared when FDR was in the White House, and in the years since then, it’s generated no shortage of lore, from launching a cocktail craze in the 1940s to besting more expensive brands in recent taste tests.
Here, find 10 items from Smirnoff No. 21’s rich history, each one a conversation starter you can stockpile for your next round of brunch Bloody Marys.