World-renowned film director Baz Luhrmann has created the first ever Absolut limited edition bottle celebrating Australia. Called Absolut Oz, the collaboration will see the one litre sized bottle available in Australia as of March 2014.
Absolut Oz features a spiced orange taste profile, which blends a number of other quintessentially aromatic flavors. They include clove, eucalyptus, orange, rosemary, cardamom and grapefruit.
Collaboration with Baz Luhrmann
Absolut Oz is the result of a collaboration with world-renowned film director Baz Luhrmann. “Absolut Oz is a distillation of the unifying truth that we are all equal under the sun”, says Luhrmann . “While creating the drinks which feature and celebrate Absolut Oz, we reflected on that moment when the sun dips below the horizon and, as we say in the movies, the magic hour is upon us”, he added.
Coat of arms bottle design
The design is a coat of arms that could be a tattoo, a flag, a stamp. In that coat of arms are cockatoos, the many notes of flavors represented in the vodka and, at the centre, Oz.
Luhrmann worked closely with Absolut to create four special cocktails, each of which is a toast to four famous beaches around Australia. They are The Tama-Glama, The Hells Bells Beach, The Cable Beach ‘Stairway to the Moon’ and The South Avoca Elevator.
Hell's Bell Beach
1 Part Absolut Oz
2 Parts ginger beer
1/3 Part honey syrup
3 leaf mint
2 lime wedges (squeezed)
Add ingredients to a tall glass and fill with ice. Stir well. Garnish with a lime wheel
2 Parts Absolut Oz
2 Parts cloudy apple juice
1 Part fresh lemon juice
3/4 Part agave syrup
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a short glass filled with ice. Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon quill.
Soutch Avoca Elevator
1,5 Part Absolut Oz
1 Part fresh coconut water
0,5 Part fresh lime juice
0,5 Part sugar syrup
2 lime leaves
Muddle 1 lime leaf and add ingredients to a cocktail mixing glass. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime leaf.
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Absolut Oz is available in the following countries: