Absolut has become one of the top-selling premium vodkas in the U.S. and the number-two brand worldwide. Created more than a hundred years ago by Lars Olsson Smith, today, Absolut is still made from Swedish winter wheat and water drawn from an aquifer in Absolut’s own well. The vodka is continuously distilled to give it silky texture and an extra-smooth flavor with a distinct grain character. Thanks to innovative advertising, Absolut is an iconic spirit, and has expanded its reach with flavored vodkas such as Absolut Peppar, Citron, Raspberri, Peach, Ruby Red and Mango—translating into a true-to-fruit taste that’s bright, sweet and juicy. There is also a new line of vodkas associated with various cities. These flavored vodkas are delicious over ice or are an ideal ingredient in any summer cocktail. Absolut Mango Mojito, anyone?