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ABSOLUT HIBISKUS - THE NEW FLAVOR FROM ABSOLUT VODKA - IS BOLD, SOPHISTICATED AND FIERCELY ORIGINAL

Press release   •   Dec 17, 2012 14:09 UTC

The Absolut Company introduces ABSOLUT HIBISKUS, the first-ever floral-flavored vodka to join the ABSOLUT flavors family. Like its namesake flower, ABSOLUT HIBISKUS is a showstopper. With a unique blend of hibiscus and pomegranate, ABSOLUT HIBISKUS lets the doors fly open to creative mixology with inspiration from the garden. It will debut on and offpremise in the U.S. beginning in January 2013.

"In recent years, in bars all over the world, a new sophistication has emerged regarding floral concoctions. People have begun to appreciate the many possibilities flowers bring to the world of cocktails," says Nodjame Fouad, Global Marketing Director at The Absolut Company. "We're very excited that today for the first time ABSOLUT brings a floral flavored vodka to market. What I particularly like about ABSOLUT HIBISKUS is that its combination of flavors is fiercely original, bringing cocktail culture in a new unexpected direction”.

The slightly acidic, berry-flavor hibiscus underlined by the sweet notes of pomegranate creates the intriguing ABSOLUT HIBISKUS. Made from all natural ingredients with no added sugar, ABSOLUT HIBISKUS is versatile and easy to mix. “It's been an exciting progression for us bartenders. We've gone from floral liqueurs to edible flowers and now to ABSOLUT HIBISKUS. For our customers, and for anyone who wants to mix cocktails at home, floral drinks is a discovery, bringing totally new flavors and tastes,” says Jimmy Dymott, Chief Bartender at Little Quarter , Stockholm, one of Europe’s top 25 bars according to the Cocktail Spirits Awards 2012. “I have had a lot of fun mixing with ABSOLUT HIBISKUS. It is ideal for experimenting and for creating advanced contemporary cocktails, but it also goes very well by adding just one ingredient.”

See a sample of fantastic ABSOLUT HIBISKUS cocktails below. For more ABSOLUT HIBISKUS
cocktail recipes, visit www.drinkspiration.com or download the Drinkspiration app for iPhone, iPad
and Android.

For images and more information, please visit press.absolut.com
For information on price and availability, please contact your local retailer.

Serving suggestions:
ABSOLUT HIBISKUS AND CRANBERY JUICE
2 parts ABSOLUT HIBISKUS
4 parts cranberry juice

ABSOLUT KINGSTON BUCK
1 part ABSOLUT HIBISKUS
4 parts ginger beer
Lime juice from half a lime
Lime zest

ABSOLUT ROSEMALLOW
2 parts ABSOLUT HIBISKUS
2 parts tonic
2 parts grapefruit soda
Lime wedge

FLOR DE ABSOLUT
2 parts ABSOLUT HIBISKUS
2 parts fresh blood grapefruit juice
2 bar spoons simple syrup
Orange zest

ABSOLUT BLUEBLOOD
2 parts ABSOLUT HIBISKUS
3/4 part dry sherry
1 part lemon juice
1/2 part simple syrup
1 bar spoon creme de violette
Soda to taste

ABSOLUT HIBISKUS DAISY
2 parts ABSOLUT HIBISKUS
¾ part fresh lemon juice
¾ part simple syrup
½ part pomegranate syrup

For further information, please contact:
Elsa Rafen, Communications Manager, The Absolut Company
E-mail: Elsa.Rafen@pernod-ricard.com
Phone: +46 (0)70 943 22 20

The Absolut Company has the worldwide responsibility for the production, innovation and strategic marketing of ABSOLUT VODKA, Malibu, Kahlúa, Wyborowa, Luksusowa and Frïs. ABSOLUT VODKA is the world’s fourth largest premium spirits brand. Every bottle of ABSOLUT VODKA is produced in Åhus in southern Sweden. MALIBU is the number one coconut-flavoured rum in the world, sold in more than 150 countries. KAHLÚA coffee liqueur is the world leader in its category. As of July 2008, The Absolut Company is a company within the Pernod Ricard group, which holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector. The head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Comments (1)

    I like the Absolut Hibiskus. Is one of the best flavours from Absolut!

    - Absolut Fan - Jan 27, 2013 12:33 UTC

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