Absolut Vodka

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Why the Perfect Manhattan Is, Well, Perfect

    Sick of your usual call drink? Try something new. In this series, we're asking the city's bartenders to name their current drinks of choice. Check out our Good Call archives for another round. Today's call comes by way of Keith Nelson, beverage director of several Manhattan restaurants, including t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014


    This is some serious gourmet shit

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    May 9, 2014

    To Do Tonight: The Midnight Showing of The Year Punk Broke at NiteHawk

    Nirvana and Sonic Youth have been the news a lot of late, both for reasons we all wish they weren't. So maybe now is a better time than ever to think back to happier times. Specifically, to 1991: The Year Punk Broke.

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    May 7, 2014


    See Dave Markey’s classic music doc

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    A Bloody Mary Recipe From the Pine Box

    You're about done with that resolution to drink less, right? If not, go check out our list of the 10 best mocktails in NYC. If you're ready to crash and burn, though -- perhaps just in time for the AFC and NFC championships this weekend -- consider kicking off your weekend morning with the best bloo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Santigold Teams Up With A Vodka Company to Make Art Tonight at Roseland Ballroom

    In 2008 you couldn't turn on the TV and not hear a song off Santigold's self-titled debut blasting over commercials for Bud Lite Lime or Kohls or Honda Civic. The album was everywhere; Santi took a page from Moby's Play-book and licensed it to all takers. Point is, she's not exactly shy about cozyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Where Are You Heading to Happy Hour?

    Summer concerts, pool parties, even the thought of weekend Slip 'n Slide might make you forget there's a lot of fun to be had during the week. Happy hour should help you remember. Here's a look at some of our favorite places for cheap weekday drinking.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    10 Best Dive Bars in New York, Readers' Edition

    When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are personal -- every neighborhood has a great one, and every New Yorker has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Emeche Cupcakes Puts Booze in the Buttercream: Taste 'Em This Weekend

    How can you make the innocuous cupcake all grown up? You spike it, of course. And besides a simple chocolate high, everyone would surely love a little buzz from their dessert. Emeche Cupcakes ("emeche" meaning tipsy en Français) is a tiny bakery brought to Brooklyn by Chicago native Janell Richmond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Free Cocktails, Beer Dinner

    Monday, September 10 Free Cocktails. From 5 pm to 7 pm head over to Carmine's bar on the Upper West Side for complimentary samples of Absolut Harvest Punch, a autumn cocktail made with Absolut Orient Apple Vodka, Canton ginger liqueur, cranberry and lemon, and the herbaceous Plymouth Gin Rosemary Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Live: Little Dragon Plays "The Hottest Club On Planet Earth"

    Little Dragon Le Baron Chinatown Thursday, May 3, 2012 When getting ready to see Swedish dance fiends Little Dragon at Le Baron Chinatown, I really only had one question: Would I actually get in? Yes, I was assured by one of the event's men behind the curtain, Fabien Moreau, but I didn't want to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Dwayne Milan From RuPaul's Drag Race Speaks!

    A great dancer and all-around nice person, Dwayne Milan captured hearts and minds on the Logo show RuPaul's Drag Race. Dwayne was bumped from the show this week, but he says, "It's OK if you fail to win. In regards to the competition, I realized it, embraced it, and can move on with peace of mind." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Dreamy Photo Of Me In Absolut Book

    A new book details Absolut's history as the cool, artsy vodka for the nightlife crowd, complete with devilish recipes. And in it, there's the above photo of me looking surprisingly creamy and dreamy, maybe because even then I only drank in massive moderation. Says the text:

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Absolut Wine? Say It Ain't So.; Yet Another Baby Gets Served Booze

    ​Absolut Wine? Not quite, but the Swedish vodka maker has paired up with Brancott Estate to release a 'sparkling fusion' of vodka and Sauvignon Blanc. [Decanter] A number of Long Island wineries have hired chefs, despite the state law that, in most cases, limits them to serving finger food. [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Brooklyn Gets a New Vodka; Can Wine Protect You From Sunburn?

    ​Sean "Diddy" Combs' entourage was stopped by French customs for trying to bring too much of his Ciroc vodka into the country. [NY Post] A look at boxed wines found that offerings from Wineberry and From the Tank by Jenny & François Selections were best. [NY Times] Lucas Bols, the Dutch gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Way Station's Andy Heidel Talks About Flaming Moes, Dr. Who-Themed Cocktails and His Infamous Stroller Manifesto

    ​The first clue that Prospect Heights bar Way Station isn't your average drinking den is the giant blue TARDIS (the time-and-space traveling machine from the BBC's Doctor Who television series) sitting there as soon as you open the front door. Also present: custom steampunk devices, Victorian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Martha Stewart Gets a Cocktail App; San Francisco Gets an Absolut

    ​Beer-happy picnickers were not too happy at this Sunday's first annual Brewers' Pic Nyc at Governors Island about having to wait for a whole extra hour before they could start drinking. Organizers were apparently confused about New York's blue laws, which were changed in 2006, making it legal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Vodka Tampons Hit Germany!

    ​America is always ahead of the trends. Teens here have experimented with liquor-soaked "vodka tampons" for decades! But now this inadvisable phenomenon is finally hitting Germany, maybe as retribution for past transgressions. Kids are apparently dousing their Kotexes with Absolut and shovi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Someone Has Finally Made a Jell-O Drinking Glass

    The Way We See the WorldSo jiggly, so meta.​Given the developed world's fondness for combining vodka with Jell-O, it was only a matter of time until someone figured out how to pour vodka into an actual glass made of Jell-O.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    A Grilled Cheese and A Beer at The Emerson in Clinton Hill

    The Emerson, on a recent night.​Clinton Hill's bar scene has been heating up lately with Fulton Grand, which opened at its namesake intersection this past summer, and the forthcoming Hanson Dry, a cocktail bar that was supposed to open this past weekend, but was still dark and papered over on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Albert Trummer Sued by Apotheke Partner; Bed-Stuy Teens Not Feeling Spike Lee's Brooklyn Absolut Vodka

    ​Albert Trummer's partner at Apotheke is suing him for ignoring orders to stop using booze to light up the bar for his signature pyrotechnic tricks. [NY Daily News] A new study in the U.K. claims that alcohol is more harmful a drug than crack. Of course, the study was authored by Dr. David Nu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2010


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  • Blogs

    June 13, 2010

    Bloggers Can Be Sellouts, Too, But Mostly They're Just Poor and Underloved

    ​The bro who iced the New York Times set his sights on greedy bloggers in Sunday's Week in Review. He presented shameless shillers with a 22 oz Smirnoff Twisted Rasberry -- metaphorically. "As blogs take their place alongside traditional media," writes J. David Goodman, Times blogger, "their w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Spike Lee Helps Create Absolut Brooklyn, a Vodka for Bed-Stuy

    Brooklyn booze?​Brooklyn now joins the ranks of burgs with their own branded Absolut vodka, including New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Boston. Absolut Brooklyn was conceived with the help of Spike Lee, who still lives in the borough. (The house number on the stoop depicted on the bottle's label, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Locally Produced Bootlegger Vodka Coming Soon to a Liquor Store Near You

    New York gets a new, old-timey vodka.​There's been a lot of talk about the backlash against the backlash against vodka lately. The supposedly odorless and colorless spirit may not be the antitheses to the current cocktail culture Renaissance, after all. So, go ahead and let yourself get excite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Booze News: Protein-packed Vodka & Terroir Debunked

    ​A new vodka is being launched out of San Francisco. And it's packed with protein. Devotion Vodka is the "first-ever 80-proof, four-column-distilled vodka with the benefits of [added] protein made in the United States." Patent pending. [Reuters] In other vodka news, Absolut and Smirnoff are g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Crosby Bar: Land of the $18 Cosmo

    Today, Eater ran a compilation of the early buzz about the recently opened Crosby Bar, in the Crosby Hotel. Generally, people have found it mediocre so far. It so happened that Fork in the Road was at Crosby Bar last night, for work-related reasons. The cocktail list is so ridiculous, it almost see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Taconic Crash: 1.75 Liter Absolut Bottle in Car; Driver Drunk, High

    ​Westchester County officials spoke to the press today about the crash last week caused by Diane Schuler (pictured) running her minivan the wrong way on the Taconic,State Parkway, and it confirms what the toxicology report revealed: that Schuler was drunk and high when her bad driving killed h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Finlandia Mails Out Peel 'n Lick Samples of Upcoming Tangerine Fusion

    On the heels of the Absolut Mango launch, Finlandia has already started gearing up for its new Tangerine Fusion flavor expected to drop in May. The flavored vodka will be available exclusively in duty free shops and is the latest in Finlandia's line of fruit-flavored vodkas, which includes lime, m ... More >>

  • People

    April 15, 2008

    Press 1 for English, Pendejo

    And boycott Absolut for caving like craven Swedes!

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    Gov. Spitzer In Room 871, With the Mini-Bar

    According to the federal affidavit, former Governor Spitzer agreed to pay for any mini-bar charges during his tryst with Kristen at the Mayflower Hotel. Very generous of him! You know how outrageous those prices can be! But what might Kristen have chosen from the Mayflower's mini-bar? Turns out, t ... More >>

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    April 4, 2006

    Dial D for . . . Huh?

    Drunken cell-phone calls on campus—and online

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    June 14, 2005

    Parade Fatigue

    To march or not to march? That is the Gay Pride Day question.

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    April 19, 2005

    Green Apple Martinis Are So Two Years Ago . . .

    And other riveting revelations from our spring cocktail report

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    March 22, 2005

    A Case for the Thrifty

    The party planner: Where to find booze on a budget

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    February 1, 2005

    NY Mirror

    Moustachioed Gents in Chef Smocks Mix Up Classy Cocktails

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    January 20, 2004
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    November 18, 2003


    Ohh, behave!: Shall we Shag now or Shag later, baby?

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    October 21, 2003


    As the world turns: The floor is spinning before your head is

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    September 9, 2003

    Booze Cruise

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    May 28, 2002

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    November 2, 1999

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