Absolut Vodka is one of those vodkas that I’ve seen around. I tried it a long time ago, but didn’t fall in love with it. They have great ad campaigns, but I never stuck with the vodka. I decided to give it another go round.
I’ve had Absolut at various levels of cold. Even less chilled, it’s still smooth. However, the flavor is rather bitter. In the middle, there are some very slight sweet flavors, but mostly bitter. It starts and finishes bitter, which makes it a less desirable shooter.
The Mixed Drink
I mixed Absolut with orange juice. At lower levels, Absolut complements the orange juice really well. It adds an interesting flavor to the normally sweet beverage. At higher levels, the bitterness starts to come out. While it doesn’t really enhance the flavor of the orange juice, the vodka flavor complements the orange juice. It makes a decent mixed drink.
The first time Daniel had Absolut, it was chilled in the freezer. He commented that it was good. The second time, it was less chilled. He commented about how bad it burned. Erin, though, enjoyed her Absolute screw driver.
Absolut is a good mixer, but a smooth but bad tasting shooter. I think the price is a bit high for what you get, but Absolut has a certain sex appeal in the brand that may entice you.