Asked to comment on the flavor, Ricciardo said it had a fruity taste, but Rosberg deadpanned: "I hope he does not win any more races this year."
Rosberg held onto third place despite incurring a 10-second penalty for an aggressive passing move on Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen on lap 38. Raikkonen placed fourth, extending Ferrari's winless streak this season.
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas made a one-pit stop strategy work to take fifth place, as did Renault's Jolyon Palmer who finished tenth for his first ever points finish in F1.
Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg took sixth and eighth places respectively, separated by McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who did well to finish seventh after starting the race from last on the grid. Alonso's teammate Jenson Button was ninth in his 300th grand prix start.
The next race is in Japan next weekend, with Rosberg eager to press home the advantage over Hamilton in his quest for his first championship.
"I thought the race was all over (after the first-corner crash) so I am really happy to fight back all the way to the podium," Rosberg said. "It is a good moment in general, and I look forward to the next one."