Lime in the Limelight

By Madelyn Miller, the Travellady


 

 
 


I think I’ve always been a lime girl. I like everything on the edge. When everyone else wanted lemon in their coke, I always held out for lime. There is something about lime that is a little more exciting, a little edgier than anything else citrus. To me, lime was always a flavor, not just a garnish.

So I was thrilled when Smirnoff introduced lime-flavored vodka. Now I can put some Smirnoff Lime Flavored in my diet coke.

Smirnoff Vodka takes everyone’s favorite garnish and brings it to the center of attention with the release of Smirnoff Lime Flavored, a smooth, aromatic new addition to the top-selling line of flavored vodka.

“Flavored vodkas continue to fuel the growth of the vodka category and Smirnoff leads the pack,” says Mark Breene, vice president, Smirnoff. “Smirnoff Lime Flavored is a natural extension to our flavor line as lime has long been a staple flavor in the creation of cocktails.”

Smirnoff Lime Flavored is mixable and versatile. It pairs well with a simple mixer like cola or tonic , yet complements more complex cocktails, like the Smirnoff Lime Flavored-Island Iced Tea or the Smirnoff Tall Lime Flavored Cosmo.

The new Lime is made using the same triple distillation and proprietary filtration process that has made Smirnoff the world’s number-one premium vodka brand, based on sales by volume. In fact, Smirnoff surpassed 21 super-premium vodkas in a blind taste test, according to The New York Times, “Dining Out,” January 26, 2005.

I was lucky enough to go to the introduction party and was one of the first to taste some of these delicious cocktails made with Smirnoff Lime Flavored vodka. You will need at least a bottle to try all these great recipes. And then another bottle to repeat your favorites. 

Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
Cocktail Recipes

Lime and Cola

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka

Fill a tall glass with ice, add Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka, fill with cola and garnish with lime.

Lime Express

1.25 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
0.5 oz Melon Liqueur

Combine over ice in a tall glass, fill with lemon-lime soda, garnish with a lime and cherry.

Tall Lime Cosmo

1.25 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
0.5 oz Triple Sec

Combine over ice in a tall glass, fill with cranberry juice, garnish with a lime.

Lime Sunset

1 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
1 oz Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut Rum

Combine over ice in a tall glass, fill with pineapple juice, garnish with a lime.

Lime-Island Iced Tea

0.33 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
0.25 oz Tanqueray Gin
0.33 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
0.33 oz Jose Cuervo Especial
0.33 oz Triple Sec
Splash of Sour Mix

Combine everything with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour (including ice) into a tall glass, add cola to taste, garnish with a lime.

Derby

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
1 oz Simple Syrup
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Cucumber
Fresh Mint

Muddle cucumber in a mixing glass, add mint and bruise, add remaining ingredients, fill glass with ice, shake, strain and pour into a martini glass, garnish with a sprig of mint and a cucumber wheel.

Lime-tini

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
1 oz Simple Syrup
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain and pour into a martini glass, garnish with a lime.

Limelet

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
1 oz Simple Syrup
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Combine over ice in a tall glass, garnish with a lime.

Lime and Tonic

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka

Fill a tall glass with ice, add vodka, fill with tonic, garnish with a lime.

Lime Rickey

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka

Fill a tall glass with ice, add vodka, fill with club soda, garnish with a lime.

Lime Mule

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka

Fill a tall glass with ice, add vodka, fill with ginger ale, garnish with a lime.

Lime Cosmo

1.25 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
0.5 oz Triple Sec
Splash of Cranberry Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain and pour into a martini glass, garnish with a lime.

Lime Bloody Mary

1.5 oz Smirnoff Lime Flavored Vodka
4.5 oz Bloody Mary Mix
0.5 oz Olive Juice
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Dash of Celery Salt

Combine over ice in a tall glass, roll into a fresh glass, garnish with an olive (or celery) and a lime.

 


Madelyn Miller is a writer and web entrepreneur who writes for www.travellady.com, www.chocolateatlas.com and www.carladynews.com.

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