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Everyone has heard of Absolut vodka, and has probably tried at least one of the flavours, even if it's just the unflavoured vodka. 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 do many different varieties; Absolut Blue - the regular unflavoured vodka - a 40% 80 proof vodka, Absolut Peppar - roasted jalapeno, green tomato and dried herbs flavour, Absolut Citron - lemon flavour, Absolut Kurant - blackcurrant flavour, Absolut Mandrin - orange and mandarin flavour mix, Absolut Vanilia - vanilla flavour, Absolut Raspberri - raspberry flavour, Absolut Apeach - peach flavour, Absolut Ruby Red - grapefruit flavour, Absolut Pears - pear flavour, Absolut Mango - mango flavour, Absolut Berri Acai - a blend of acai, blueberry and pomegranate, Absolut Wild Tea - black tea and elderflower flavour, and Absolut 100 - a 50% 100 proof vodka.
I've tried many different flavoured vodka brands, and the Absolut range are definately 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 'Ruby Red' grapefruit flavour is not one of my absolute favourites, but I do like it. My husband however says that the Ruby Red is definitely one of his favourite flavours. We do therefore end up buying the Ruby Red flavour fairly often.
Absolut Ruby Red was launched back in 2006. 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 Ruby Red is a grapefruit flavoured vodka. It's a very citrussy flavoured vodka, and it does indeed taste of Ruby Red grapefruits. It's a very smooth tasting vodka, with a very crisp and refreshing zesty grapefruit taste. It doesn't have that tart taste that some grapefruits can have, I would say that it is more of a fruity taste. I'm actually not a grapefruit lover at all, however I do like this Ruby Red vodka, I don't love it like my husband does, but I certainly don't dislike it, I find that I just need to find the right mixer for it. I would say that even if you don't like grapefruit (as I don't), there's still a good chance that you would like this Ruby Red vodka.
Absolut Ruby Red is the perfect vodka to drink either straight, on the rocks or with a mixer of your choice. The obvious mixer for this is grapefruit juice, and my husband loves it this way, however for me this is too grapefruity. I think that it's delicious when mixed with cranberry juice and a squirt of lime juice. It's also delicious with gin and tonic water and a lime wedge (Bombay Sapphire is my gin preference here). I also like to use Absolut Ruby Red in cocktails, it gives an interesting new twist to traditional cocktails, or it enables you to invent your own new flavoured cocktails
Grapefruit flavor launched in June 2006. Absolut Vodka.