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4 Drink Types Nigerian Women Are in Love With

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It’s International Women’s Day and a lot of Nigerian women will be celebrating with a glass or two of their favourite drink.

In the 80’s and 90’s, our mothers joined our dads to drink beer, especially Guinness stout. But today’s woman is delving into new types of alcohol.

Cream Liqueurs

From Baileys to Amarula, Magnum to Strawberry Lips, cream liqueurs is every Nigerian woman’s temptation. There is something between the warmth of the spirit and the sweetness of the cream that resonates with women. You’ll find women having a cream liqueur whether at a wedding, on a date or just relaxing at home.

Rose Wines

Be it a still rose wine, a sparkling rose wine or a rose champagne, the pink colour and lovely fruity notes of rose are in sync with the palate of most Nigerian women.

“I am not really particular about brands, but so long it is a rose and it is pink, I am drinking,” said Yewane Rwang-Dung in a recent interview with Spirit Magazine. That is just how much the rose wine has sunk into the DNA of Nigerian women.

Sweet Red Wine

Carlo Rossi Sweet Red and Thomas Barton Merlot are among the favourite choices. Sandeman Port Ruby is also another highly rated wine among Nigerian women. The choice of this has to do with the sweet palate of Nigerian women, and of course, the romantic tendencies that come with red wine.

Flavoured Vodka

“Flavoured vodka gives the opportunity to explore with different tastes,” said Funmi, a lady we met at a bar. Flavoured vodka makes for an amazing base for most cocktails, and that is something Nigerian women are certainly in love with.

 

 

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5 Drinks You Can Mix With Vodka to Make Classic Cocktails

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Vodka has become one of the most popular alcoholic beverages used in creating various cocktail drinks. The versatility of vodka has simply made it a mixologist’s delight.

Aside from the plain vodka, there are lots of flavoured vodkas that beat the limitation that comes with rum and whisky by offering countless flavours to base your cocktail on.

As you relish the wonderful experience that comes with vodka, here are five (5) drinks you can mix with vodka to make classic vodka cocktails.

Orange Juice (Screwdriver)

Orange juice goes well with about any alcoholic beverage, and vodka is just perfect. Add four or five ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour in 2 shots vodka and top with orange juice until the glass is almost full. Stir, then garnish with an orange slice and serve and viola you have your glass of Screwdriver cocktail.

Vermouth (Vodka Martini)

You can go the James Bond style by having a vodka martini -“shaken, not stirred”. Simply put five or six ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 shot vodka and 1/2 shot vermouth. Cover and shake, then strain and pour into a classic martini glass. Garnish with olives on a sword or toothpick.

Lemonade (Lemon Drop)

Lemonade is a wonderful addition to vodka; it brings some form of coolness to a hot day. It is best to use a citrus-flavoured vodka to create your glass of Lemon Drop Cocktail. Mix 2 shots vodka, 2 shots lemonade and 1/2 shot sweet-and-sour mix. Serve over ice and garnished with a lemon slice.

Lime Juice & Triple Sec (Cosmopolitan)

The “Sex and the City” television show kicked off the new trend for this classic vodka-based cocktail. You might need a few more ingredients than just lime juice and triple sec, cranberry juice is also needed. Begin by adding four to six ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 shot vodka, 1/2 shot triple sec, 1/2 shot lime juice and 1/2 shot cranberry juice. Shake very well and pour into a martini glass. Lime wedge or curls of lime rind make for a splendid garnish.

Tomato Juice (Bloody Mary)

For the daredevils, just tomato juice and a strong vodka are enough to go. However, you can make a classic Bloody Mary cocktail by combining 2 shots tomato juice, 1 shot vodka, about 1/2 tablespoonful Worcestershire sauce, a squeeze of lemon juice and 2 drops hot sauce. Shake together with five to six ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice.

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ABSOLUT TO RELEASE ITS FIRST NEW FLAVOURED VODKA IN YEARS

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This year, French beverage giant Pernod Ricard will introduce Absolut Lime, the first new flavor for the brand since Absolut Cilantro in 2013. Even though flavoured vodka sales have declined in the United States in recent years, Pernod Ricard believes there are opportunities for growth in the flavoured-vodka industry. The roll out of the new flavour will begin this month and full distribution is projected for end of February.

The flavour innovation kicked off in the vodka industry after the beverage was dismissively called “odourless, colourless, flavourless” by whiskey and tequila producers. Sales soared when the vodka industry discovered this formula for success as consumers were given new reasons to return to the shelves for vanilla, lemon and other flavour additions.

Simple flavour additions like these made it easier for these drinks to be mixed and it would appear the vodka industry got too comfortable. With the introduction of confectionery-inspired flavours like cinnamon and birthday cake, more consumers started to move away from flavoured vodka in favour of dark spirits, indicating a significant shift in drinking behaviour in the United States. Even bacon-flavoured vodka was found in retail shelves and soon, the Distilled Spirits Council reported that the sale of flavoured vodka dropped by 1.1 million cases in 2015.

The vodka industry has become more prudent about flavour innovation and vodka sales are still growing. Pernod Ricard thinks consumers still love the more traditional flavours, particularly the citrus-based ones. “We launched Absolut Citron almost 30 years ago. As we looked at the category, we realized that citrus was a top position for Absolut” said Nick Guastaferro who run’s Absolut’s business in the United States. According to Guastaferro, the classic citrus flavours are easier for bartenders and drinkers at home to understand. “You can add lime juice to make more complex cocktails, but the idea is that the Absolut Lime liquid can stand on its own and you don’t need the lime. That step can be replaced.” Guastaferro said.

In addition to launching Absolut Lime, Pernod Ricard will be streamlining focus on the brand. It’s been revealed that even though 17 flavours are available in the United States, focus will be on 10 flavours including Citron, Mandrin, Ruby Red, Mango, Peppar, Vanilla, Apeach, Raspberri, Pear and the new Lime. “We wanted to think about the flavours in our portfolio and build from a point of strength—classic flavors. This is a simple flavour that a bartender can play with—that’s really the thinking that led to the launch of Absolut Lime” said Guastaferro.

There are no known plans to make Absolut Lime available in the international market, but we can only hope this happens soon. Absolut Lime should be fantastic for Nigerians!

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ABSOLUT TO RELEASE ITS FIRST NEW FLAVOURED VODKA IN YEARS

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