Absolut Mandrin was first released in 1999, the fourth flavor in Absolut’s arsenal. It is made using Absolut’s standard winter-wheat-based vodka with orange, mandarin, and citrus flavor. No sugar added. Bottled at 40% ABV.
DISTILLED FROM ANY AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT. IT WILL BE LABELED WITH THE (PRE)DOMINANT FLAVOR(S) LISTED AND CAN BE ARTIFICIALLY OR NATURALLY FLAVORED.
“Absolut Mandarin shows a moderate intensity of oranges and is rather more like a floral/orange quality rather than fresh and intense. Not a bad thing. The vodka is soft on the palate providing a gentle sweetness. Overall pleasant and not cloying at all. Choose your mixers wisely as the flavor of the citrus isn’t super strong. Either try a more neutral mixer like ginger ale or club soda or amp up the flavors with fruit juices like pineapple juice or orange juice.”