Tuesday 21 February 2012

Pash-ion For Vodka #11 - Smirnoff No:24 Citrus Twist (Orange, Lime & Grapefruit)

I've previously written about Smirnoff's flavoured range, in particular the Black 'n' Blue Vodka. This is another variant based on recipe no. 24 and is flavoured with orange, lime and grapefruit (also known as Citrus Twist).

Nose: Fresh, tart and zesty citrus peel, lemon, grapefruit and orange.
Taste: Smooth with some warmth at the end. Tangy, zesty grapefruit is quite prominent followed by some orange and, to a lesser extent, lime.

Quite viscous—the vodka was close to freezing over. The Grapefruit zest completely dominates the flavour to the extent that it risks overpowering the vodka.

Clean crisp and smooth with very toned-down citrus (grapefruit then orange and lime). In a Martini, this by far the best citrus vodka I have tried.

When a vodka decides to make a flavoured version, lemon or citrus is often the first they turn too—with Absolut, Grey Goose, Belvedere and Ketel One all making a variety. I must say this is certainly one of the more interesting and more genuine (i.e. it does not taste so artificial) and thus is worth seeking out. On its own it may be a bit much but it will add a thing to a vodka cocktail.

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