Product Type: Absolut Company Vodka
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'vanilia' not vanilla
Absolut Vanilia Vodka
Member Name: europe-chick
Absolut Vanilia Vodka
Date: 21/02/12, updated on 03/03/12 (83 review reads)
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 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 varietes; 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 Absoult 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 'Vanilia' or vanilla is definately one of my favourite flavours, and one that we buy fairly often, I definately sound like a lush now!
Absolut Vanilia was launched back in 2003, and is apparently one of the most popular Absolut flavours. I can definately see why as it's absolutely delicious. Unlike a lot of other flavoured vodka ranges, the Absolut flavoured range doesn't contain any added sugar, therfore they are not too sweet, you just get the true taste of the relevant flavour.
Absolut Vanilia has a very distinct vanilla flavour and aroma. It is quite an intense vanilla hit, you can smell it instantly when you open the bottle, and also in your glass, it reminds me of a freshly spilt vanilla pod. It has a very rich and smooth vanilla taste, with just a slight hint of butterscotch and dark chocolate. It is not sweet or synthetic at all, just a warming pure vanilla taste. If you love vanilla then you will love this. Because the taste and aroma of vanilla are so strong in this vodka, if you don't like vanilla you won't like this.
This is the perfect vodka to drink either straight, on the rocks or with a mixer of your choice. It's a really easy drinking vodka due to the really pleasant taste. I think that it's delicious with diet coke, it's like an alcoholic vanilla coke. I also like it with apple juice or with tonic water. It's a good choice in a liqueur coffee as the warming vanilla taste really comes through. I especially like to use Absolut Vanilia in cocktails, it gives an interesting new twist to traditional cocktails, or enables you to invent your own new flavoured cocktails.
We tend to buy this duty free, or when on offer in the supermarket.
Summary: 'vanilia' not vanilla
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