Since wild raspberries are often found in the Swedish hillsides, nothing could be more natural than introducing Absolut Raspberri. And so it was, in 2004, 25 years after the introduction of Absolut Vodka.
Absolut Raspberri is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike some other flavored vodkas, it doesn’t contain any added sugar. It’s rich and intense with the fresh and fruity character of ripened raspberries.
The Absolut way of making vodka
In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent Brännvin. Instead of the usual three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. Absolut Raspberri is made the same way, the only difference is the taste of raspberry. And, like the rest of the family, it’s produced in Åhus, L.O. Smith’s birth town. Since the process will never change, neither will the true taste of Absolut Raspberri.
Keeping natural ingredients natural
The main ingredients in Absolut Raspberri are Absolut Vodka and raspberry flavor. Absolut Vodka is made from water and winter wheat. The water comes from a deep well in Åhus where it’s protected from impurities. The winter wheat is also grown in Åhus and differs from other crops: it’s sown one fall, and harvested the next one. Days in between it grows under the Swedish snow developing its hard grain. Also, the use of fertilizers is minimized. The raspberries are as natural as the rest of the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries together with the simple syrup. Add Absolut Vodka, lemon juice, ice cubes and shake until cold. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes, top with soda and garnish with raspberries.