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juicy tropical mangoes and vodka
Absolut - Mango
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Absolut - Mango
Date: 07/02/13, updated on 07/02/13 (45 review reads)
Advantages: juicy mango taste, not too sweet
Disadvantages: expensive if not on offer
Everyone has heard of Absolut vodka, and has probably tried at least one of the flavours, even if it's just the regular unflavoured vodka - the Absolut Blue. Absolut is a Swedish vodka, and is produced near Åhus, in the province of Skåne, in southern Sweden. Which funnily enough is the province in which we used to live.
Absolut produce many different varieties of vodka:
Absolut Blue - the regular unflavoured vodka - a 40% ABV 80 proof vodka (launched in 1979)
Absolut Peppar - roasted jalapenos, green tomato and dried herbs flavour (launched in 1986)
Absolut Citron - lemon flavour (launched in 1988)
Absolut Kurant - blackcurrant flavour (launched in 1992)
Absolut Mandrin - orange and mandarin flavour (launched in 1999)
Absolut Vanilia - vanilla flavour (launched in 2003)
Absolut Raspberri - raspberry flavour (launched in 2004)
Absolut Apeach - peach flavour (launched in 2005)
Absolut Ruby Red - grapefruit flavour (launched in 2006)
Absolut Pears - pear flavour (launched in 2007)
Absolut Mango - mango flavour (launched in 2007)
Absolut Berry Acai - acai, blueberry and pomegranate flavour (launched in 2010)
and Absolut 100 - a 50% ABV 100 proof unflavoured vodka (launched in 2007).
I've tried many different flavoured vodka brands, and the Absolut range are definitely my favourite, I've actually tried all of the Absolut flavours. I guess that makes me sound like a bit of a lush! Absolut have a wide range of flavours, and all of them bar one (the Absolut Peppar) are delicious. The Mango flavour is a really nice flavour, however it's not one that we buy all that often.
Unlike a lot of other flavoured vodka ranges, the Absolut flavoured range doesn't contain any added sugar, therefore they are not too sweet, you just get the true taste of the relevant flavour. Absolut Mango has a very distinct rich and juicy and tropical fruit flavour and aroma. You can smell the mangos instantly when you open the bottle, and also in your glass. This is a very juicy and fruity flavoured vodka, and I would say that the mango taste in this is unmistakeable. It isn't sweet or synthetic at all, it's actually quite a smooth and mellow tasting vodka, yet with the intensely juicy and fruity rich taste of the tropical mangoes. This does have a very strong mango taste, so I would say that if you don't like mangoes then you probably won't like this vodka.
This is the perfect vodka to drink either straight, on the rocks, or with a mixer of your choice.
I think that it's delicious with just slimline tonic or soda water, as I find that this really allows the taste of the juicy mangoes to shine through. It's also nice with diet lemonade, or even diet coke. It also goes well with most fruit juices, I normally pair it with orange juice as that's what we always have in, however I've also has it with cranberry juice, apple juice, and grapefruit juice and it's perfect with any of them.
My husband prefers this neat just over ice, I always have a mixer though!
It also works well in cocktails, it gives an interesting new twist to traditional cocktails, or it enables you to invent your own new flavoured cocktails.
We tend to buy this duty free, or when on it's offer, as the Absolut range isn't exactly cheap at full price.
Summary: juicy tropical mangoes and vodka
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