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Posts from the ‘Lime Vodka’ Category

19
Jan

Review: Absolut Lime Vodka

Absolut Lime Vodka was just released.  If you don’t count their limited edition Chicago Vodka made with Olive and Rosemary flavor, or Absolut Texas made with cucumber and Serrano chili flavor, this is their first new vodka flavor since they launched Absolut Cilantro in 2013.  Lime is one of 18 flavored vodka’s currently featured on the Absolut Vodka website.  Later this year that number will shrink to 10, as Absolut plans to focus on its core flavors.  Absolut Citron and Absolut Mandrin are the industries number one selling citrus and orange flavored vodkas, so it makes sense to add a flavor that plays to their strength.  A Vodka tonic with a squeeze of lime is said to be the worlds second most popular cocktail, so look for Absolut Lime to be an instant hit.  Absolut Lime starts with a vodka base made from Swedish winter wheat sourced from 450 local farms, with one kilo of wheat needed to create one liter of vodka.  The wheat is milled on site and blended with water and a proprietary yeast and fermented for 2 days.  A continuous distillation process is used with steel column stills and copper plates.  The vodka is filtered once through a mesh filter.  Pure deep well water that comes from naturally filtered aquifers is softened through reverse osmosis and then blended with the vodka to reduce to proof.  All natural flavors are then infused with no sugar added before bottling at 80 proof. Read more »

7
Feb

Review: Svedka Cucumber Lime Vodka

Svedka Cucumber Lime - CopySvedka Cucumber Lime Vodka was just released.  It is one of 13 Svedka flavors currently available.  Svedka is the number one imported vodka in the US.  While cucumber may not be a flavor one thinks of when compiling a list of vodka flavors, this is the eighth cucumber flavored vodka I’ve reviewed, and there are probably another eight I haven’t reviewed yet.  Each 750ml bottle of Svedka is made with 4 pounds of Swedish winter wheat.  The vodka is distilled 5 times in a continuous distillation process.  At the final stage the vodka is run through high performance purification columns five separate times to remove impurities.  Natural flavors are then infused before bottling in Bardstown Kentucky. Read more »

13
Oct

Review: Pearl Lime Basil Vodka

Pearl Lime Basil Vodka - CopyPearl Lime Basil Vodka is one of three vodka flavors they released June 2015.  Strawberry Basil and Vanilla Bean are the other new flavors.  Pearl Caramel, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Covered Cherry are no longer produced.  Pearl also redesign their bottle, and they have two additional flavors set to launch.  While basil is probably best known as an ingredient in spaghetti sauce, creative mixologists have been including fresh basil in their savory cocktails for years.  It was only a matter of time before someone created a basil flavored vodka.  Pearl crafts their vodka in micro batches from soft Canadian winter wheat and pure water from Canadian Rocky Mountain streams.  The vodka is distilled five times and filtered six times.  Natural flavors are infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »

8
May

Review: Finlandia Lime Vodka

Finlandia Lime - CopyFinlandia Lime vodka was introduced in 1999.  It is one of ten flavored vodka’s they craft in Kaskenkorva Finland.  They start with pure glacial spring water and the finest six row barley.  A continuous distillation process with more than 200 distillation steps that leaves no impurities to filter is used.  All natural lime flavor is infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »

14
Apr

Review: Smirnoff Lime Vodka

Smirnoff lime vodka image - CopySmirnoff Lime vodka is one of 35 flavors they create with their Recipe 21 vodka as a base.  It is made with Midwest grown grain and it is triple distilled and filtered ten times.  Natural flavors including lime are infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »

11
Apr

Review: Hangar One Kaffir Lime Vodka

Hangar One Kaffir Lime vodka - CopyHangar One Kaffir Lime vodka is one of four vodka flavors they make in small batches from a blend of pot distilled Viognier grapes and column distilled American wheat.  The whole fruit and leaves of Kaffir lime trees are then macerated and infused.  The Kaffir lime is native to Indonesia and it is easily identified by it’s bumpy skin. Read more »

17
Feb

Review: Pinnacle Key Lime Whipped Vodka

Pinnacle Key Lime Whipped - CopyPinnacle Key Lime Whipped vodka was introduced in 2012.  It is one of 40 flavors, and one of five whipped cream flavors currently made by Pinnacle with pure French spring water and wheat that is distilled five times.  It is then bottled at 35% alcohol with imitation whipped cream and key lime flavor added in Frankfort Kentucky. Read more »