I’m a serious fan of Absolut Vodka especially their flavored types. But when I picked up a bottle of their 2008 special edition flavor entitled Los Angeles I was blown away. Absolut has taken their master craftsmanship of vodka and flavoring and thrown together one of the tastiest things I’ve ever had in my life. Featuring acai, acerola, pomegranate and blueberry flavors Los Angeles is out of this world.
We first took straight shots (slightly chilled) to get a real feel for the flavors and boy can you taste them all. It’s literally an explosion of each and every distinct flavor and not one overrides the other. We also experimented with making various cocktails with Los Angeles and found that it really doesn’t need anything else in it as everything else just isn’t as good although Sprite as a mixer was a pretty capable chaser for those of us who couldn’t take it straight. So, if you’re able to get your hands on Absolut’s 2008 special edition Los Angeles I recommend that you do so as it won’t be around for very much longer and who knows when you’ll be able to get something so original and good again.
I give it a 9/10
Absolut – Los Angeles
-Kristopher D. Shepard