I just came across this and had to share. It turns out that Absolut Vodka has released the newest flavor to their Limited Edition lineup and it pays homage to the Lone Star State! Dubbed Absolut Texas, the spirit is infused with cucumber and Serrano chiles and the bottle was designed by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz (you may be familiar with his Tu Eres Mi Baby Doll tote that is given away at the Pearl Brewery).
Cruz’s bottle design features a modern spin on iconic Texas imagery, including a “cosmic caballero” cowboy boot against a stylized Texas landscape and his take on the Texas Star. The bottle also features Absolut founder Lars Olsson Smith wearing a cowboy hat, marking only the second time in the brand’s history in which Smith’s logo has been altered.
“From the unique Southwestern flavor to the one-of-a-kind bottle design, Absolut Texas is our biggest and boldest Limited Edition flavor to-date,” said Afdhel Aziz, Brand Director, Absolut Vodka, Pernod Ricard USA. “Absolut Texas was truly designed as a celebration of all the best that contemporary Texas has to offer.”
This is the first, and only, state inspired flavor and is available at a price of $19.99. While they have already provided some suggested cocktails, I am excited to get my hands on one of these bottles to come up with a spicy summer cocktail. I think it may mix well with a can of Fresca and fresh lime juice, or as a spicy alternative to tequila in a margarita. What type of drink would you mix with Absolut Texas? Let me know in the comments!