If you're looking for a vodka you can trust, with plenty of flavors to choose from, Absolut Vodka is the vodka you've been looking for.
All the way from Sweden to the United States, Absolut has been a consistent contender in the vodka space for years. Let's learn the ins and outs of Absolut Vodka: where it comes from, how it's made, the options, and let's even make some cocktails!
Absolut & The Premium Vodka Landscape
Åhus is home to the Absolut Vodka operation. In Southern Sweden, where the water and winter wheat grow over the span of nearly 400 farms, Absolut Vodka is made. And not just anywhere. It is produced in some of the most famous old distilleries in Sweden. Staying true to Swedish tradition, Absolut embodies the characteristics of Swedish vodka. Absolut Vodka "completely redefined the premium vodka landscape."
Absolut vodka combines three things: pristine water, winter wheat, and CO₂ neutral distillation. The winter wheat comes from lush, fertile fields. The water comes from local water wells more than 140 meters deep. And, well, the CO₂ neutral distillation comes from the Absolut brand's pledge to be more sustainable and energy efficient.
But before Absolut was known as Absolut Vodka, it was "Absolut Rent Brännvin," a vodka production that Lars Olsson Smith started. In Stockholm, Smith was known as the "King of Spirits". Later, Absolut Rent Brännvin would become Absolut Vodka.
Before we get into the flavors, we need to briefly talk about the star of the show, Absolut Original Vodka.
It's a classic vodka option for all your vodka cocktails. With distinct character, Absolut Original Vodka is rich, full-bodied, and spectacularly smooth. "The taste has slight hints of caramel and vanilla, and the finish is fresh and fruity."
Absolut Vodka uses a different type of distillation to make their vodka, continuous distillation. With an infinite number of distillations, Absolut stands out among the rest.
The Flavors Absolut Offers
Over the years, Absolut has created quite a collection of flavored vodkas in its portfolio. With over ten different flavors, you'll surely find a flavor you like. The Absolut flavored vodkas are made with natural ingredients and have no added sugar.
You'll find that some flavors are flavors you would usually find in a collection, like lime, raspberry, citron, and peach. However, some might surprise you. Absolut makes some out-of-the-ordinary flavors, including peppar, pear, and mandarin.
Absolut Peppar was the first flavor released in the Absolut collection. It's pretty strange when you first think about it. Why would you have a pepper-flavored vodka? For Bloody Marys, of course. Absolut thought since vodka and pepper are two essential ingredients in a Bloody Mary, why not make a pepper-flavored vodka?
Absolut flavored vodkas are easy to drink. Just pop them in the fridge or enjoy them over some ice. Or enjoy them with a mixer. You can't go wrong.
Absolut Ready To Drink Cocktails
Ready-to-drink cocktails are all the rage. What's better than popping a canned cocktail out of the fridge and enjoying it right then and there? There's absolutely no hassle. It's ready when you are.
Absolut makes some delicious canned cocktails. They're fruity and bursting with flavor. Expert mixologists curated Absolut ready-to-drink cocktails to be perfectly balanced. Each flavor is made with natural ingredients and real juices. Add in one of the most famous vodkas, and you're bound to have a delicious canned cocktail.
The colder the cocktail, the better! For an optimal cocktail drinking experience, chill your cocktail glass. Pop it into the freezer while you mix your cocktail. You'll have a colder cocktail for longer! Serve your Cosmopolitan in a martini glass or coupe! Or use whatever you have on hand.
Grab your cocktail shaker and add your Absolut Vodka, cranberry juice, orange juice, lime juice, and a handful of ice. Shake well!
Strain into your chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. Serve and enjoy!
We all know vodka makes an excellent classic martini, but why not shake things up with an Espresso Martini? Espresso Martinis are perfect for coffee lovers because we all know that no other aromas wake you up quite like coffee does. Let's wake up with an Espresso Martini. Here's what you'll need for this wake-me-up:
You want to start by brewing an ounce of espresso. Go about this step how you usually would when making an espresso. Then, wait for the espresso to cool.
(If you don't want to brew an espresso, use a cold brew.
Once your espresso has cooled, add your Absolut Vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, simple syrup, and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds or so for the foam to form properly.