Sip the City

Last year Absolut vodka came out with a limited-edition vodka called Absolut New Orleans. Only 35,000 cases of the mango and black pepper flavored vodka were made and one hundred percent of the sales was donated to charities associated with Katrina relief. Absolut New Orleans was a big hit, especially with me—I still have a couple of bottles squirreled away that I’m saving for a hurricane. In fact, I concocted my own cocktail: a mixture of Absolut New Orleans, X-Rated Fusion liqueur and Cointreau. It was on the drink menu at the Capitol ChopHouse for several months.
This summer, Absolut came out with its second limited edition vodka honoring a city: Absolut Los Angeles. Flavored with acai, acerola cherry, pomegranate and blueberry, it was inspired by L.A.’s healthy lifestyles and fitness culture. A portion of the sales were donated to Green Way L.A.
Now, Absolut is asking you to nominate the next city to be honored with a limited edition vodka—and not only the city, but what it should taste like! I’m thinking, Absolut Madison! Very fruity, a few nuts, a hint of tofu and definitely served over ice?
This is the beginning of my
campaign to nominate Madison. Please vote for Madison and its flavor at

Also, become a member of the group Absolut Madison! on Facebook.
Until they introduce Absolut Madison! … here is something to drink while we wait.

3 parts Absolut Citron

1 part cranberry juice cocktail

1 part pure cranberry juice (unsweetened)

1 part Cointreau

Fresh lime juice to taste

Shake over ice and pour in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.