To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Absolut collaborated on a limited edition bottle with artist Libs Elliott.

Much like Canada, Absolut has a long history of diversity, inclusiveness and innovation. So to help us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we sought someone who exemplifies those same values to collaborate with us on a limited edition Absolut bottle – Canadian textile artist Libs Elliott. Through her quilts, she’s revitalizing a craft with a deep legacy by incorporating modern technology in her methods – a reflection of both our past and future.

Absolut Canada: A Libs Elliott Collaboration

Through coding, Libs generates random geometric designs – an infinite playground of shapes and colours. She then manipulates and refines them further to create a quilt design. Taking her design from digital to textile requires countless calculations, and hours of cutting, pinning and sewing.

Each quilt ends up being a one-of-a-kind variation of colour, shape and fabric – a fitting metaphor for Canada. “We’re also all these different pieces, shapes and colours,” says Libs, “with different beliefs, customs and values – but we all somehow fit together.”

Her Absolut Canada bottle design – created through the same process as her quilt-making – features traditional Canadian motifs and colours to reflect the pride we all share in this special anniversary. It’s also a fitting way for Absolut to celebrate Canada’s rich heritage while looking forward to what lies ahead of us.

Look for the limited edition Absolut Canada bottle starting this May at all major retailers.

Absolut Maple Sour

  • 1½ oz Absolut
  • 1½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz maple syrup
  • ½ oz egg whites

Combine all ingredients and dry shake then add ice and shake until chilled. Garnish with a few dashes of angostura bitters.

Absolut Summer Fling

  • 1½ oz Absolut
  • 1 oz Watermelon Juice
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Soda

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice until chilled. Fine strain into a Collins glass with ice. Garnish with a mint leaf and watermelon ball or wedge in the rim of the glass.

Absolut Cottage Tea

  • 1½ oz Absolut Vodka
  • ½ oz Lot 40 Rye Whisky
  • ½ oz Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz Triple Sec
  • Top homemade Iced Tea

Build in a Collins glass and garnish with lemon wheel.