Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Absolut Hibiskus - Bold, Sophisticated Empowering

Absolut Hibiskus, the first-ever floral-flavored vodka has hit our Malaysian shores just in time for Malaysia's Independence Day and upcoming Malaysia Day. Malaysians can look forward to artist collaborations and parties nationwide to sample this latest addition to the Absolut flavors family.
Absolut Hibiskus has a sweet taste to it and I can't really feel the Vodka taste as much as the other Absolut Vodka flavors hence making it really incredibly easy to mix for creating the perfect and complex cocktails bringing the cocktail culture in a new unexpected direction. The slightly acidic, berry-flavor hibiscus is underlined by the sweet notes of pomegranate - made from all natural ingredients.
The Absolut Hibiskus Chilli - One of the localized cocktail created with the collaboration of Pernod Ricard Malaysia and 23 Aubergine.

“The introduction of Absolut Hibiskus locally couldn’t have been timelier as Malaysians worldwide are commemorating National Independence Day and Malaysia Day just weeks apart. We hope that everyone eligible will be proud owners of the iconic Absolut Hibiskus, which pays homage to Malaysia’s national flower – celebrating the distinctive mix of Malaysia,” said Terence Ong, Managing Director, Pernod Ricard Malaysia.

In support of Malaysian talents for creativity and innovation, Pernod Ricard Malaysia collaborated with artists from 3editions - a contemporary online art & design gallery at - to design 4 unique artwork pieces as part of their interpretation of Absolut Hibiskus. These designs were created with the underlying theme of empowerment, and when the pieces are combined, will form the iconic giant Absolut bottle which will be displayed at the Absolut Hibiskus party venues like the one that was recently held at Poppy Garden on Merdeka Eve.

The artists are:
Michelle Lim
Who makes her various artworks come to life on paper, sometimes with a digital edge

Tan Howe Qin
Who focuses on experimenting with white, grey & black & playing with electronics

Hyacinthe Kaur
Whose major influences in her designs have been cultural in nature specifically Native American Indian and Hindu

And Abs Lee
A self-taught monster illustrator who explores creating wacky illustrations.

There will be four in-outlets events celebrating Absolut Hibiskus where one which was held at Poppy Garden, others upcoming will be at Luna Bar KL, Mois Penang and the finale will be held at The View, KL. For further details log on to Absolut Malaysia's Facebook page at

Pernod Ricard Malaysia will also be unveiling the world's first Absolut Brand Store at KLIA on September 27, 2013.

Absolut Hibiskus can be purchased at selected outlets and the Absolut Brand store in KLIA which will be unveiling soon! For Absolut Hibiskus cocktail recipes, like this Absolut Hibiskus Pom-Rose:
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Connie Lam said...

hibiskus??? sounds abit strange for me... but pomegranate is great I think if with vodka

Unknown said...

sweet hmm.. I wanna try.. was it smooth ?
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Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yes, it contains Hibiskus. After that, add some pomegranate and some lime and lemonade to get a nice cocktail. :D

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Yup, very smooth. The Hibiskus gives the Vodka a bit of a sweet taste to it.

Henry Lee said...

So did u guys drank a lot that night? :)

Sycookies said...

woot! this is interesting! getting it for sure!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

I don't know about the rest. But I left just after midnight. I drank as much as I can. LOL.

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

You like to drink Vodka?