No, it’s not lobster, or beans, or dirty river water, or Fenway grass or really just Samuel Adams poured into a liter bottle. Absolut has created a vodka with hints of black tea and elderflower (Boston Tea Party, get it?) as part of its “Absolut Cities” promotional campaign.
(I wonder if this might be illegal soon.)
Anyway, we haven’t tried the vodka yet, but we’re getting some to taste and will let you know.
Absolut launched its cities campaign in the 80s and has previously launched New Orleans and Los Angeles vodkas, with Boston being the third city to have a vodka named after it. So suck it, New York.
Absolut is donating $50,000 from sales of the Boston vodka to the local Charles River Conservancy and has erected a wall in Copley where famous Bostonians like Carleton Fisk and Amy Poehler wrote down their favorite Boston moments. The plaques will be auctioned off, and all proceeds will benefit the Conservancy also.
Absolut Boston Homerun
1 part Absolut Boston
2 parts White grape juice
Top with Ginger Ale
Serve over ice in a highball glass.
Absolut Boston Mojito
1 1/2 parts Absolut Boston
3/4 part Fresh lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup
4 Mint leaves
Top with soda water
In a shaker, muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and lime juice, add Absolut Boston. Shake and pour into highball glass, top with soda
See also: The Absolut Finn