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?5 Answers
  • Does this taste like lemon or lime?2 Answers
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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
Loren A.
lake forest
19 reviews
Purchased at: Stop & Shop
Good quality for someone ballin’ on a budget. We regularly serve this vodka at the high quality restaurant I work at, and it makes a very high quality drink. Not overwhelmingly citric, but enough to know it’s there. We used it to mix with a tea infused vodka and the lemon was still very much present through the strong tea flavor.
Raffinee S.
1 review
This is a very smooth and tasty mixture. It doesn't have the burn feeling like some of the other vodkas. For the price, I would recommend it alone. It's in a nice shaped bottle depending on what you pay for and the bottle us simple looking and stands out for its classy yet simple stamp.
Delainie H.
2 reviews
Perfect for summertime drinks.    Use in lemonade, Sprite or Gingerale.  Has a good flavor without an after taste.  I purchased because of the Absolute name.  Price is fair.  Cannot think of any needed improvements.  I would recommend to my friends.
Jared K.
Conway, SC
79 reviews
This is a good fruit flavored vodka. It’s not too sweet, but the citron flavor is enough to make the vodka go down easy with or without a mixer. This is a good vodka for people who like citrus flavors.
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.
Karolyn P.
Stockton, Ca
6 reviews
This flavor is best in jello shots,  but I've also enjoyed it with Sprite. I don't personally like it by itself, best mixed with something. This flavor doesn't have as smooth of a taste compared to vanilla. I would prefer a different flavor if I had the choice.
Alyssa D.
4 reviews
This is a delicious vodka, it is very smooth. It ends with crisp lemon and goes well with citrus soda or even orange juice. It is a bit pricey but the quality sure shows! I prefer this to make drinks rather than shots. I would recommend! Absolut Citron
sop k.
85 reviews
This absolut Citron tasted really good. I usually don't like Citron flavored alcohol but this was an exception. I didn't get much of a hangover after drinking this alcohol. I would recommend this brand to a friend because it wasn't too strong and tasted sweet!
Alyssa L.
East Boston, MA
10 reviews
This is a pretty decent vodka. Good option when not looking for something too expensive. The citron flavor is good with a sparkling water for a lighter drink with less calories and convenience. I would buy it again when I’m trying to buy something quick. 
Kayla S.
10 reviews
I like to drink anything with citrus, simply because I'm more in the mood for those drinks rather than sweet. The flavor was good, I didn't purchase this, it was provided as part of my class. It was really good when mixing drinks, I would probably buy. 
Daniella H.
Scarsdale, NY
207 reviews
Happy Hour Expert Level 1
Is this good? Can you actually taste the lemon?
En B.
40 reviews
Looking for the best citrus vodka! Is this it? Tell me about your experience and how you serve this!
Andrea G.
96 reviews
I haven't really experienced any kind of hangovers with you but vodka in general usually will not cause as bad of hangovers.
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?
Christina k.
Las Vegas, NV
1,730 reviews
Happy Hour Expert Level 2
Does this taste like lemon or lime?

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