Product Type: Smirnoff Vodka
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Smirnoff Lime Vodka
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Smirnoff Lime Vodka
Advantages: Fresh taste
I'm not the biggest drinker on the planet although I do like a nice glass of wine with a meal and when I go out I will happily have a few drinks but I'm very rarely drunk (cannot remember the last time to be honest) as I know my own limits and I can have a good time without it being alcohol fuelled. Saying that I do have a few favourite drinks which I like to enjoy other than a nice wine one of which is vodka. Yes, a spirit that doesn't appeal to everyone's palate but for me it can provide a good drink.
My current drink of choice when out with friends or even at home with friends I really quite enjoy Smirnoff Lime Vodka. I have drunk Smirnoff Vodka for years and always have a bottle in my cupboard at home but the lime version was introduced to me a few years ago by a friend and I have been hooked ever since. Smirnoff is quite a well known vodka brand and they do sell quite a variety of different type vodkas as well as pre-made drinks which come in cans. Easily accessible it is an easy choice to buy.
What is it?
Vodka has been around for centuries and has been the tipple of choice for many countries in Europe. It is made by the distillation of fermented products such as grains and potatoes as well as fruits and sugar. Smirnoff Vodka itself is distilled from grains and is an incredibly pure vodka being put through three distillations for purity as well as ten filtrations for smoothness.
Smirnoff Lime Vodka is no different it goes through the same distillation and filtration process as any other vodka product they make. It has been created with natural lime flavours to give it a zingy yet refreshing taste. Basically it is the original Smirnoff Vodka with lime added to it.
According to Smirnoff:
"Flavoured vodkas continue to fuel the growth of the vodka category and Smirnoff leads the pack," says Mark Breene, Vice President at Smirnoff. "Smirnoff Lime Flavoured is a natural extension to our flavour line as lime has long been a staple flavour in the creation of cocktails."
Smirnoff Lime Vodka comes in the exact same shaped bottle as the original version. A tall, slender clear glass bottle with a green metal screw on top. The front label features the Smirnoff logo together with the product name as well as an image of a wedge of lime. On the back there is information about the product together with ingredients as well as the usual warnings one would expect from an alcoholic drink (i.e. no under 18s, don't mix your drinks etc). And of course the front of the bottle also features the alcoholic percentage.
Smirnoff Lime Vodka is completely clear in colour and has the same consistency as water as one would expect. The notable difference in aroma to this is that it has quite a distinctive lime hue to it. Yes, of course you get that unmistakeable vodka smell but it is softened slightly by the lime which is actually quite nice and almost quite a refreshing aroma.
To drink you can of course drink it neat which is something I don't do but I have tried it and the flavour is although strong it is rounded off nicely by the very noticeable lime flavour. I prefer to drink the Smirnoff Lime Vodka as a tall drink with coca cola and ice and of course a wedge of lime for added zing. I find it is perfectly drinkable and is a lovely and refreshing drink.
Vodka is not for everyone as it does have quite a distinctive taste which of course varies depending on the brand you buy but I find this perfectly drinkable. The lime flavour is very noticeable but is fresh and zingy and not a synthetic bitter flavour. It is however an easy spirit to drink as the flavour is definitely smooth with a fruity finish and for me it really adds quite a nice touch to a vodka.
I really like this product as I find it as a great alternative to a standard vodka which can be a little overpowering but the lime manages to make it more palatable with a fresh finish with a bit of zesty zing without being too strong but definitely noticeable. This is a product always in stock at my home now and will regularly buy if it is on offer. It makes a nice change to a standard vodka and I find it a lot more palatable so for me I would recommend easily. Giving it 5 stars.
Price: From around £15.50 depending on where you buy
Availability: Supermarkets, off licences
Alcohol Content: 37.50%
Summary: A nice vodka with a citrus flavour
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