SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, SVEDKA Vodka announces SVEDKA Cucumber Lime, the latest addition to its award-winning portfolio. Continuing SVEDKA’s leadership in discovering and leveraging food and beverage trends, SVEDKA Cucumber Lime brings consumers a crisp, refreshing palate combining zesty citrus and cool cucumber flavors. SVEDKA Cucumber Lime will be available nationwide beginning February 2016 (varies by market), in 50ML (MSRP $1.99), 375ML (MSRP $6.99), 750ML (MSRP $12.99), 1L (MSRP $16.99) and 1.75L (MSRP $21.99).
“SVEDKA continues its leadership within the flavored vodka category, and the launch of SVEDKA Cucumber Lime further elevates our portfolio by introducing an in-demand flavor profile ahead of the curve,” said Diana Pawlik, SVEDKA Vodka’s Vice President of Marketing. “SVEDKA Cucumber Lime addresses consumers’ thirst for cool, crisp, and refreshing tastes.”
SVEDKA Cucumber Lime builds on the momentum within the food and beverage spaces for refreshing, bright flavors, as seen with the surge in popularity of crisp cocktails like the Moscow Mule and Gin and Tonic. SVEDKA Cucumber Lime also capitalizes on trends within Asian and Mexican cuisine, which have exploded in popularity among consumers looking to pair the distinct tastes of cucumber and lime. Opening with a hit of cool cucumber and tart citrus, SVEDKA Cucumber Lime ends with a fresh, bright lime kick. SVEDKA Cucumber Lime delivers the quality consumers expect from SVEDKA, in the brand’s bold and iconic two-tone packaging.
SVEDKA Cucumber Lime is the most recent stateside launch from the Swedish-imported vodka brand, which also boasts a range of flavored vodkas that include SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeño, SVEDKA Strawberry Lemonade, SVEDKA Mango Pineapple, SVEDKA Strawberry Colada, SVEDKA Colada, SVEDKA Orange Cream Pop, in addition to SVEDKA’s core flavors – Cherry, Citron, Clementine, Raspberry, Vanilla and Peach.
Signature Cucumber Lime cocktail recipes include:
1 ½ Parts SVEDKA Cucumber Lime
1½ Parts SVEDKA Cucumber Lime
¾ Parts fresh lime juice
3 Parts tonic
¾ Parts simple syrup
Squeeze of fresh lime
Pinch of mint.
Combine ingredients including mint in a shaker set, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.
Build ingredients in a rocks glass over ice. Top with lemon/lime soda, and garnish with a lime wheel and a straw.
SVEDKA Vodka is the #1 imported vodka brand in the United States (*As reported in Impact Newsletter, 2015 9L Case Volume, January 2016.) SVEDKA has won numerous category awards and accolades, including a Gold Medal for SVEDKA 80-Proof in the International Wine and Spirits Competition (2014), Impact‘s “Blue Chip” Brand Award (2012, 2013), the Fast Track Award at Beverage Information Group’s 2011 and 2010 Growth Brand Awards as well as Impact’s “Hot Brand” award in 2012. Additionally, SVEDKA received a Gold Medal for Exceptional Taste and Best Buy (BTI, 2008), and a Gold Medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2005, 2008, 2011). Intangible Business also named SVEDKA the #4 Most Powerful Vodka Brand on their 2011 Power 100 List. SVEDKA is 40% alcohol by volume (80 proof), distilled five times and made from Swedish winter wheat, resulting in a smooth, clean taste. SVEDKA is also available in Cucumber Lime, 100-Proof, Grapefruit Jalapeño, Peach, Mango Pineapple, Strawberry Lemonade, Orange Cream Pop, Colada, Strawberry Colada, Citron, Clementine, Raspberry, Cherry, and Vanilla, each 35% alcohol by volume (70 proof). Constellation Brands, SVEDKA’s parent company, is the number-one multi-category supplier for beer, wine and spirits in the United States. For further information, please visit www.SVEDKA.com, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @SVEDKAVodka and on YouTube @SVEDKAofficial.