Absolut Citron


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Absolut Citron was good news for “vodka on the rocks with a twist of lemon” fans back in the 80’s (and there were lots of them). More specifically Absolut Citron was launched in 1988, nine years after Absolut Original and two years after the first flavored family member Absolut Peppar. The success was major among the twist-of-lemon-people, but it also became the main ingredient in the blockbuster drink “Cosmopolitan”.

What does true taste of lemon taste like?

Absolut Citron is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike some other flavored vodkas, it doesn’t contain any added sugar. To put it short and simple: Absolut Citron is smooth and mellow, with a fresh fruity lemon and lime character and a note of lemon peel.

The Absolut way of making vodka

In 1879, Lars Olsson Smith introduced the continuous distillation with which he made Absolut Rent Bränvin. Instead of the usual three or four times, the vodka was distilled an infinite number of times. Absolut Citron is made the same way, the only difference is the taste of lemon. 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 Citron.

Keeping natural ingredients natural

The main ingredients in Absolut Citron are Absolut Vodka and citrus 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. Though lemon is the main flavor, lime is also added to give Absolut Citron its perfect character.

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  • Is this good? Can you actually taste the lemon?6 Answers
  • Does this taste like lemon or lime?3 Answers
  • How does this taste? What's the best mix? 2 Answers
Absolut Citron
Absolut Citron
Reviews (4,143)
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  • "This is a good vodka to mix with but never to drink straight or on the rocks." in 1 review
  • "This stuff is really good with a twist of lemon or even grapefruit in a chilled shot glass!" in 1 review
Olivia R.
Johnston, RI
71 reviews
Personally, I am not a fan of this brand or any of their flavors. I think it is overpriced and there are other vodkas on both ends of the price spectrum that are more enjoyable than anything from Absolut. I would definitely never choose to reach for this brand on a night out or a casual night in. 
Abby Z.
Madisonville, KY
91 reviews
I remember the first time I tried Absolut like it was yesterday. The smooth taste made the perfect shot and the perfect lemon drop martini. My friends made fun of me because I was just out of college and broke but buying premium liquor. But once they tried it, they were hooked too.
Sarah J.
2 reviews
This is a very light, smooth, and tasty vodka. It is very inexpensive and is a great value. I would recommend it to anyone and would purchase again in the future. It could be stronger in the citrus taste but you cannot beat the quality for the price.
Jewelz B.
7 reviews
Absolute Citron has a mild citrus taste without being too sweet or sour. Tastes great in your Screwdriver, Fuzzy Navel,  etc...Perfect for Jello shots or on the rocks! 
Mikaila V.
Port Townsend
226 reviews
This is a very "dry" citrus. It's got a bit of a bite to it, so if you're searching for something on the sweeter side, be informed that this is probably not for you. However, if you want an awesome vodka to mix into things like sprite, or juice, or just to try straight without tasting sugary, go for this! It's not junky like some flavored vodkas can be, and it doesn't seem very synthetic (if it is, it doesn't taste as if it is). 
Lindsey H.
Conroe, TX
21 reviews
I do not typically purchase flavored vodkas but was recommended this product by a friend. I wanted something basic to try it with and went with a lemon lime soda and I really enjoyed the taste. With friends, we came up with several different shot concoctions and they were all very good.  I think this flavor really complimented some average shots we have tried in the past. I will definitely repurchase in the future.
Joey F.
1 review
It’s nice and crisp Perfect for a refreshing citrus based cocktail. Can’t hardly taste that over powering taste of alcohol but you can taste the citrus kick in it!
lilly d.
Arlington , VA
263 reviews
Happy Hour Expert Level 2
Straightforward and well balanced vodka. A little goes a long way. More expensive than other vodka's on the market. Strong in my opinion, so go easy when mixing it with other drinks. 
This one is a lemon and lime flavored vodka. Known for having a small amount of lemon peel, it is delicious on it's own or mixed in with other drinks. I enjoy looking online for new cocktail recipes when I invite friends over. No two vodka brands are alike, so you learn as you get older which ones you prefer.  This brand has a bit of a stronger taste, so I tend to use other vodka brands more often. 
You can make drinks like lemonade, cosmos, martinis, and so many more. You can make a low calorie tonic with it if you are looking for a low calorie alcoholic drink. 

Taylor G.
233 reviews
Happy Hour Expert Level 1
Absolut has always been a staple among my friends and I. The bottle is a good size and they offer a large variety of sizes. For the price we’ve never had complaints on the quality. I love the wide variety of flavors especially the fruity flavors because they pair great with mixtures. Typically they don’t leave a bad aftertaste which is huge.
Lisa harty H.
2 reviews
I love how it has a crisp satisfying grey goose also goes well with mixers! Now putting some in a blender its all about your taste buds of how strong you like your drink but is also the type of vodka that mixes easily as if you need to add a splash more! Now fresh fruit and cotton candy mixes great with grey goose vodka@
Daniella H.
Scarsdale, NY
213 reviews
Happy Hour Expert Level 1
Is this good? Can you actually taste the lemon?
Christina k.
Las Vegas, NV
1,730 reviews
Happy Hour Expert Level 2
Does this taste like lemon or lime?
Darienne T.
Miami Gardens, FL
313 reviews
What do you like about this? Is it super strong? What do you mix it with? How many shots straight of this till you're nice and tipsy? Cause any hangovers? What vodka do you prefer other than this?

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