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cant say im a big fan of absolut vopdka however im not a big drinker. out of all the vodkas that i have tasted smirnoff is definately the best. absolut may be cheaper than smirnoff but you can definately tell the difference in my opinion when you are having a drink you should be able to enjoy it and this is a drink that cannot be enjoyed in my opinion. i have tasted really cheap vodka which i think tastes a lot better than this. however my taste isnt the same as everyones each to their own i say. each person has there own prefences and this is definately not one of mine. it tastes really strong so you have to add quite a lot of mixer to it for it to be enjoyable. not served in many pubs around my area so not that popular around here anyhow. only sold in shops not overpriced. i would rather pay more and get a decent drink
Absolut Vodka is availible all over the world but was originally sold in Sweden in 1879. There are loads of different varities now. I'm not alcoholic (I'm a very responsible young lady!...err, well, most of the time!) and I'm no expert on the art of vodka drinking! I've just tried a few of these and would like to share my thoughts... **~~ABSOLUT VODKA~~** Is the original. It is made from Winter Wheat and Water (whatever that's all about). You can have it on its own (I don't know why you'd want to, I think it tastes foul by itself!) or you can mix it with just about anything - Coca-Cola, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice...anything that takes your fancy really! I'm not enough of an Vodka drinker to tell you if it's better than any other brand, but it seems OK to me and Absolut pride themselves on the quality of their Vodka - I guess it must be better than Sainbury's own or something! **~~ABSOLUT PEPPAR~~** This is spicy stuff apparently - I haven't tried it, sounds a bit much for me and would probably make me vomit and I'm not partial to spiciness! It's made from peppers from the capisicum family and jalapeno peppers. Oooh hot! **~~ABSOLUT KURANT~~** This is nice topped up with lemonade if you don't want it straight. It's nice and fruity and tastes quite sweet. On the Absolut website, there's a gorgeous recipe for an 'Absolut Berry Berry': 2 parts Absolut Kurant 1 Part Sugar Syrup 4 Parts Pineapple juice (I LOVE pineapples, yum yum yum!) A dash of grenadine (This can be a bit difficult to find but they usually have it in supermarkets if you ask!) 3 Strawberries (Mmm scrummy too) And all you have to do is blend it all together and serve it with crushed ice. Yummy! **~~ABSOLUT CITRON~~** This is nice too but isn't as nice as Absolut Kurant. It's got a really distinct lemon and lime taste to it. I
wouldn't try this one again though! Bit sickly, I thought! **~~ABSOLUT MANDARIN~~** Can't really comment as I haven't tried it! Sorry, just thought I'd let you know all the flavours there are! **~~WHAT ELSE?~~** I've had a couple of nights out at this Vodka Bar (which has been great fun!) and they've had the BEST vodka shots! Imagine, if you will, a shot of MilkyWay vodka...all nice, thick, chocolaty and creamy with a sharp kick of vodka. Lush! how about Mars Bar? Strawberries and Cream? Peaches and Cream? Fudge? Caramel? White Chocolate? Aero Mint?! Yes! They actually exist and if you've never tried one, you really have to. It's so tempting to lick the shot glass clean because it's that divine! Anyway, all these gorgeous shots are made by Absolut so keep an eye out for them! Although it's nice, don't go for the Aero Mine one because it's SO gloopy and very difficult to do the whole shot thing with, ideally you'd need a spoon for this baby! ~~**WHERE CAN I BUY ABSOLUT?~~** The easiest stuff to get hold of is the original stuff although you can get most the flavours at off-licences. As far as I know the chocolatey shots are only availible in bars. ~~**HOW MUCH IS IT?*~~ A 70cl Absolut Vodka Blue costs £13.49 at most places. Both Smirnoff Vodka and supermarket's own brands are cheaper though. I'm not sure about the other Absolut flavours...probably near enough the same? Depending on where you socialise and drink, the amount you pay in a bar would vary, I would imagine. The chocolaty shots are about £2.60 each. **~~DOES ABSOLUT HAVE A WEBSITE?~~** Yes. It is absolut.com. It's a good website and really modern with some werid music playing in the background. It has a full history of the company and how they distill their vodka etc. You can find out more about the different varities and they've got some good cocktail recipes too.
They've made it quite complicated to navigate around and it can get frustrating as sometimes you don't have to click on things, just put your little pointer thingy over what you want to see. Some bits are quite bizarre, like if you click on shots it goes to this place which I'm not sure the point of. Anyway, if you're intrigued or just plain bored go and have a look. It's different to anything I've ever seen before! **~~ONE LAST THING~~** It would be irreponsible of me to finish my opinion without reminding all you Dooyooers(however responsible I'm sure you all are - far more responsible than me I'm sure!) the dangers of drinking too much alcohol. I admit, once you've tried a Caramel shot you just want to try another flavour but hey, you don't want to be paraletic! So drink safe and have fun!
Vodka's great isn't it? Almost completely flavourless, it can be added to pretty much anything from juice to milk without affecting the taste. For those with intitiative, jelly can be made from it or watermelons filled with it. Make no mistake, vodka is the most versatile of spirits and no hardened drinker should be without a bottle in the drinks cabinet. But its lack of taste and colour also means that, unlike whiskey with its million and one depths of character, vodka is pretty much just vodka. If mixed then it certainly won't matter whether you drink cheap label, supermarket own, run of the mill, suitable for stripping paint, bog standard vodka. Drunk straight however, it may be sensible to pay a little more to ensure that the insides of your mouth remain intact. But when all is said and done, nothing can disguise the fact that one vodka is very similar to another to all but the connoisseurs. But that doesn't matter when Absolut make a bottle look this sexy. Vodka wins or loses on its image alone and Absolut has the competition eating dust. The bottle, with its solid heavy feel, straight sides and squat silver top, is simple, effective and sooo sexy that it should take pride of place on the coffee table rather than be hidden away in a cupboard. It just screams cool and it's taste doesn't disappoint. It's about as smooth as a vodka is ever going to be and at 40% alcohol by volume it's got a kick that will floor a heavyweight given enough time. It is rather expensive, almost twice the price of the cheapest brands, and on taste alone the extra expense is probably not justified. But coupled with the packaging, Absolut is just too good to ignore. So don't.
Vodka is something that makes you spin!!! I love It!!! Im not sure about all of you but it definatly does something funny to me! I never have a hangover either! Here is what you do... I always do the old fashioned tails first like... 1)Drink 2 pints of milk before going out on the bender. 2)Drink a pint of water before you go to bed 3)If you talk all night and always make sure you are thinking about things when you are walking home then you are absolutly guaranteed to not have a hang over! Well it works for me every week! I used to do it everyweek and get a hangover and then one time an old man in the pub told me "dont think about your pissed and gonna have a hangover, think about something else! Well ill tell you what it really does work! I tried it the next week and i always make sure that there is someone to walk home with me and i just start talking crap about a particular subject and you wake up without a hangover! The milk stops you from being sick!
When I think of Sweden I don't really think of Vodka, I guess most people don't, but you should. This is an excellent vodka, it comes in a lovely bottle, quite plain and chunky but still very stylish looking, you must know it's shape from the Absolute adverts. If not check out their website as they are defintely worth a look. It has that same air about it as Ikea furtniture, simple stylish and affordable, even better it's even available at Ikea. So next time you've just bought half your local Ikea, add a bottle of this to your basket, it certainly makes putting all that furniture together a lot more fun. This vodka can certainly hold it's own so if your a real vodka fan, I recommend keeping it in the freezer and drinking it neat. If not not that much of a fan you can try mixing it with all the usual mixers, coke, orange juice or cranberry juice if your posh. You may have also seen the Absolut Vodka bars where they have numerous flavours of vodka. I always wondered how they did this until recently when I was at a party and some Swedish friends brought some Mint Humbug vodka. Apparently it is very easy to do, all you have to do is to take you sweets and crush them into a powder, put them into the vodka, give it a shake and put it in the fridge. It should be ready the next day. Now I was a little sceptical about this, I mean I really didn't want to waste a full bottle of vodka. So instead I drank 3/4 of the bottle first (I got a friend to help me but this isn't necessary) and made a small test with some crushed werthers originals. So I popped it in the fridge and waited, I will confess I did keep going back to the fridge and examinning it to see if anything was happening and giving it another shake. Anyway finally the time arrived to test it, well ther were a few bits floating around in the bottom of the bottle, this could be normal, my local barman doesn't normally let me examine the bottle so I reall
y wouldn't know. Or else it could have been careless crushing by me, or perhaps I added too many werthers, I'll try adding less next time and let you know. Anyway the bits kindly stayed in the bottom of the bottle when I poured myself a glass. The result, I was rather suprised it was actually rather nice although I would say this is definitely a shot drink than something to savour. One other thing I like to do with this vodka is make vodka watermelon. I saw this on Jamie Oliver and as my culinary skill are not the best it was the perfect opportunity to impress my friend with my Jamie Oliver recipe. Take one Water melon, one funnel and a bottle of Absolut. Make small deepish hole in watermelon just big enough to fit the funnel in. Fill the funnel with vodka and let it soak in. You then repeat this, moving the position of the funnel to evenly ditribute the vodka. It's best to do this the day before you want to serve it, also remember watermelon doesn't have such a strong flavour and not everyone likes to be over powered by vodka. This is very good to served at a barbeque on a sunny sunday afternoon just becareful that any small children who may be around don't get hold of it!
Absolut Vodka is a Swedish brand of vodka, owned by V&S Group, and produced at their facilities near Åhus, Scania in southern Sweden. Absolut 100 ((100 Proof) was launched in March 2007.