Courtesy of Absolut
If you haven't heard about it already, you're missing out. Absolut Brooklyn is a stellar new flavor (marked by a twist of ginger and red apple) from this extensive vodka brand. This flavor is a limited edition, so I recommend hopping on the bandwagon immediately. The bottle is decorated with an illustration of an old–school brownstone tagged with sayings like "Brooklyn Good Looking," "Breuckelen," and "Brooklyn In Da House." This vodka (almost) makes me wish I lived in Brooklyn. A 1 liter bottle retails for $24.99. $50,000 of the profit from Absolut Brooklyn will go to Habitat for Humanity–New York City.
For summer, I suggest the following recipe:
Absolut Brooklyn Sunset Twist
1–1/2 parts Absolut Brooklyn
1/2 part Malibu Tropical Banana
Build over ice in a rocks glass. Top with orange juice and garnish with an orange twist.
—Abigail Reid, Editorial Assistant, Brides.com