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One of our favourite vodka brands is Danzka Vodka. I discovered Danzka vodkas for the first time when flying in and out of Copenhagen airport when we lived in Southern Sweden and then in Denmark. I picked up a gift pack which had a mini 50ml bottle of each of the four different flavoured Danzka vodkas in, they all turned out to be really nice and we've continued to buy all four of the different flavours ever since.
As the name would suggest Danzka is a Danish vodka, it's made from 100% whole-wheat Danish wheat, and it's produced and bottled in Denmark. The Danzka vodka range includes; Danzka Red (the original and unflavoured 40% ABV vodka), Danzka Fifty (a 50% ABV unflavoured vodka), and then four different flavoured versions - Grapefruit (vodka with a twist of grapefruit) CranberryRaz (vodka infused with cranberry and raspberry) Currant (vodka with a hint of blackcurrant) and Citrus (lemon flavoured vodka) - which is the flavour that I'm reviewing now.
All of the Danzka vodka varieties are sold in really funky brushed aluminium cylindrical bottles, they have a very streamlined, sophisticated and modern look, and they are very elegant and very Scandinavian looking in design. The metal bottle was designed for more than just its funky looks though, it was also designed to chill the vodka faster than a glass bottle would do.
Danzka Citrus vodka is described as ''having a fresh natural lemon taste, and being smooth and mellow and giving you a taste of the exotic''. Danzka Citrus vodka is 40% ABV.
Citrus is my third favourite flavour out of the four. I do like really like it, it's just that I'd have to put it in third place as CranberryRaz is my favourite flavour, followed by Currant, so Citrus gets third place. Citrus is my husbands second favourite flavour after Grapefruit. Danzka Citrus has a very lemony and a very citrussy taste. It is a fresh and natural lemony taste though, rather than a synthetic lemon taste. It has a very tangy and refreshing taste, yet somehow a very smooth and mellow taste all at the same time.
Danzka Citrus is perfect when served chilled, either on it's own over ice if that's your preference (my husband likes it this way), or when mixed with your favourite mixer or in a cocktail. I like this with just slimline tonic over ice and a large wedge of lemon in the glass. It's also nice with diet lemonade, again over ice and again with a large wedge of lemon in the glass. It's also really delicious when mixed with sparkling cider and served over ice in a tall glass, now I don't normally like cider as I usually find it to be much too sweet, but a good glugg of Danzka Citrus takes away that cloying sweetness and gives the cider much more of a 'kick'!
I very often bought a bottle of Danzka Citrus when passing through Copenhagen airport, either for ourselves, or as a gift for someone. I would find that more often than not Copenhagen airport would always have some sort of offer on Danzka vodkas. I do still occasionally buy a bottle of this when I go back and visit friends. Admittedly it's not as cheap now as it used to be a few years ago, but this is due to the falling exchange rates.
Danzka Vodka is a quality premium Danish vodka that is 'Made to Chill' and the world's only vodka to be offered in an aluminum bottle. This stylish Scandinavian designed bottle chills the vodka faster than glass bottles, a major advantage to delivering the optimal cold serve.