Product Type: Absolut Company Vodka
Newest Review: ... origin; Sweden. The vodka itself is clear in colour and the consistency of water. On opening the bottle you will be greeted with strong... more
Absolut Mandarin Vodka
Member Name: Ninski1
Absolut Mandarin Vodka
Advantages: Good natural taste
Disadvantages: Too much will get you drunk
Absolut Mandrin is part of the Absolut fruit based vodkas and was first introduced in 1999. The vodka comes in an opaque glass bottle with a pull off silver and cork stopper that is easy to use and dose not leak. A 70cl bottle is 40% abv and is currently retailing on Amazon for £16.99. The bottle is decorated with black and orange writing describing the product and the country of origin; Sweden.
The vodka itself is clear in colour and the consistency of water. On opening the bottle you will be greeted with strong citrus and orange scents and although strong the smell is not overly alcoholic or off putting. Absolut Mandrin is made from water and winter wheat and has no added sugar, mandarin is the main ingredient in terms of fruit, though orange and other citrus fruits are added to give it its overall complexity of flavour.
On tasting the vodka, I tend to drink it served over ice, you will taste smooth vodka with a heavy hit of mandrin that has a nice sweetness to it and it does not taste unnatural, it finishes with a hint of citrus and goes down well. I also sometimes drink it with diet lemonade, as a long drink and I find this very refreshing, especially in the summer. You can also use the vodka in a variety of cocktails such as a twist on the original Cosmopolitan by using 4 parts absolut mandarin, 3 parts white cranberry juice, 1 part orange liqueur and 1 part fresh lime juice, this is not for the faint hearted and is a strong hit of both flavour and alcohol, but nice for a change.
Overall I would recommend this drink to those that firstly like vodka and also those that enjoy fruit flavoured drinks, it is a smooth, well balanced vodka, that is versatile, in that it can be drunk on its own, mixed to make a long drink or used in cocktails. It is also well priced. Happy drinking!
Summary: Versatile fruity vodka, with a smooth finish
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