Absolut is giving consumers the chance to enjoy the UK’s no.1 cocktail, the Passionfruit Martini, at home or on-the-go by offering a bar-quality convenient ready-to-drink (RTD) format. Available from national wholesalers, the UK’s no.1 premium vodka has been expertly mixed with natural flavours of zesty passionfruit and sweet vanilla to offer a sophisticated taste experience.
The refreshing and sparkling Absolut Passionfruit Martini RTD (5 per cent ABV) is presented in a stylish 250ml can, featuring a gold silhouette of the brand’s iconic 18th century medicine bottle for premium cues and on-shelf standout. Absolut is supporting the launch through mass-reaching media throughout June and July, presence at summer festivals, and PR and influencer gifting to drive awareness and excitement around the new cocktail proposition. Conversion activity will also be driven through a partnership with Hawk.
The cocktail trend continues to boom in the UK and the much-loved Passionfruit Martini holds a 24 per cent volume share of serve in the On-Trade. In the Impulse channel, pre-mixed drinks cans are experiencing healthy value growth of +14 per cent and within this, Pernod Ricard UK’s range of RTDs is growing ahead of the category at +16 per cent value sales .
“The popularity of vodka cocktails has accelerated and with two-fifths of consumers making cocktails at home, we’re confident that our new Absolut Passionfruit Martini RTD will exceed expectations for producing the perfect sparkling serve, every time,” said Marnie Corrigan, Brand Director at Pernod Ricard UK. “Absolut has become synonymous with the much-loved cocktail and it’s only natural that we’re launching a bar quality pre-mixed format. Of course in our opinion, it is an utterly delicious recipe and a great drink for enjoying at home with friends when you can’t make it out to your local trusted bartender.”
Absolut Passionfruit Martini RTDs are available in 12 x 250ml cases at an RRP of £2.20 per can, from wholesalers including HT Drinks, Crown Cash & Carry, Parfetts and United Wholesale.