Absolut Enters Into The Ready-To-Serve Category With New Absolut Cocktails Line

Absolut Cocktails

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2024 -- As a brand born to mix, Absolut is entering the Ready-to-Serve category with its new Absolut Cocktails line with flavors Vodka Mojito and Raspberry Lemonade. As the #1 premium imported vodka¹, Absolut's latest mixology innovation delivers bar-quality cocktails that are refreshingly tasty with a twist and in a convenient format that saves the time and preparation that goes into making cocktails.

"With prepared cocktails as the fastest growing spirits category, trending to overtake wine and spirits this year², we're excited for Absolut to officially enter into the Ready-to-Serve space," said Reshma Dhati, Senior Brand Director of Marketing, Absolut. "We're giving time back with family and friends, without sacrificing on the bar-quality cocktails that Absolut is known for."

Through consumer research³, Absolut saw very strong performance with Raspberry Lemonade and Vodka Mojito cocktails. In the flavored vodka space, Vodka Lemonades are performing strongly in the market⁴ and a signature cocktail that the brand is mixed with.

These classic beloved RTS cocktails (with 15% ABV) have a light and sweet twist and offer a convenient multi-serve format (5 servings per bottle) that's perfect for sharing or enjoying at home - on the rocks or chilled neat. More on the flavor profiles:

The Vodka Mojito Cocktail combines Absolut's premium vodka with natural lime and mint flavors and simple syrup for a perfectly balanced and refreshing taste. Garnish with mint.

The Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail combines Absolut's premium vodka with natural raspberry and lemon flavors and simple syrup for a delicious and smooth cocktail experience. Garnish with raspberries and lemon wedge.

Absolut's Ready-to-Serve Cocktails are available now in 750mls for an SRP of $18.99 at select retailers nationwide. To learn more, follow @absolutus.

¹ Source (by volume in the US): Nielsen AOC + Liq Plus L52W through 04/08/2023
² SSG HD Demand; IWSR The Future of RTDs Strategic Report; IWSR Drinks Market Analysis 2022; $ Volume - Nielsen Total US x AOC + Liquor Plus L52 W/E 11/19/22
³ Pernod Ricard Black Widow LPO: RTD/RTS & Hard Seltzer BASES Line & Price Optimizer)
⁴ Power BI Absolut Brand Dashboard Nielsen: Top Innovation Products $ Sales


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