Until now, I had never been to the ABSOLUT Vodka website. I thought I knew all the flavours. I thought I was a dab hand at a bit of vodka cocktail mixology. I am very sad to admit defeat. I do not know all the flavours and by no stretch am I a vodka mixologist in the making. My hands, and my white flag are up and I am surrending to the ABSOLUT gods. Never in my life have I been dazzled to blindness by such an extensive cocktail list. It would be wrong of me to choose just one favourite but here are a few;
4 Parts ABSOLUT MANGO, 2 Parts Lime Juice, Mint Leaf To Taste, Soda Water To Taste, 1 Slice Mango
Stir lime juice and sugar, superfine in a chilled highball glass. Add mint leaf. Muddle. Fill with crushed ice. Add ABSOLUT Mango. Stir. Fill with crushed ice. Topup with soda water. Garnish with mint leaf and mango.
4 Parts ABSOLUT PEARS, 3 Parts Simple Syrup, 2 Parts Lemon Juice, 2 Pieces Ginger
Muddle ginger in a shaker. Fill with ice cubes. Add ABSOLUT Pears, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with ginger.
1 Part ABSOLUT KURANT , 1 Part Blackberry Syrup, Prosecco, 1 Whole Blackberry
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add blackberry syrup and ABSOLUT Kurant. Stir and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Topup with prosecco. Garnish with a blackberry.