Introduced in October 2013, Absolut Chicago is the latest limited-edition, city-inspired flavor to join the Absolut portfolio. Capturing the essence of the city's thriving culinary scene, Absolut Chicago features a savory blend of olive and rosemary and a bottle that showcases the iconic cityscape, stemmed from a collaboration with Chicago's own Threadless design community.
Introducing Absolut Chicago - the vodka that captures the unique blend of the past with the cutting edge of right now that makes Chicago a modern classic.
Absolut Chicago celebrates a city that is grounded in history and tradition yet constantly looking to the future. From Neoclassical architecture to the country's largest skyscraper. From old-school hot dog joints and Italian beef to a thriving culinary scene. From soulful blues and jazz dives to modern rock and hip-hop festivals. The city is a dynamic, vibrant mecca, continuously striving toward improvement while never forgetting from where it came.
A crowd-source bottle design
The bottle artwork, a crowd-sourced design that captures the city's iconic cityscape, stems from a collaboration with Chicago's own Threadless, an online design community of 200,000+ graphic designers and illustrators.
The cityscape by Rossbruggink
"The bottle represents all of the iconic elements of Chicago (hot dog, ferris wheel, pigeon, theatre sign, etc.) while presenting the iconic nature of the architecture itself. The result is a stylized cityscape incorporating architectural and iconic elements of Chicago!"
Absolut Chicago is rich and aromatic with intriguing herbal notes of rosemary and thyme in a harmonious blend with fresh green olives. The taste is smooth and mellow, with a well-balanced spiciness. Perfect for classics like the Martini or a variety of modern cocktails.
Absolut Chicago Mary
2 Parts Absolut Chicago
3 Parts Tomato Juice
1/4 Fresh Lemon
1/4 Fresh Lime
3 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1-3 Dashes Hot Sauce
8-10 Fresh Rosemary Leaves
1 Bar Spoon Grated Horseradish (optional)
Add ingredients in a mixing tin with ice, and stir gently. Garnish with an olive and a rosemary sprig.
Absolut Chicago Dirty Martini
2.5 Parts Absolut Chicago
1/4 Part Dry Vermouth
1/4 Part Olive Brine
Add ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir or shake with ice as preferred. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with olives and a rosemary sprig.
Absolut Chicago with tonic
1 Part Absolut Chicago
3 Parts Tonic
Build over ice in a highball glassg.
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