The people from Absolut vodka must really think I need a drink.
Not that they’re necessarily wrong about that you understand, but they must think I’m in a truly bad way if they’re sending me five bottles of vodka at a time. Five!
I must confess.
The bottles were only little.
Five miniatures containing samples of vodkas from Absolut, flavoured with citrus, ruby grapefruit, pear, raspberry and vanilla, and with cocktail recipes to match. Not that I think you need much by way of instruction when it comes to drinking these little vodkinis. Inhale and you’ll find them like a concentrated fruit cordial, the pears and raspberry especially so. A slice of lime and some tonic or soda water and you have some adult fruity fizziness (and, after working through the full five bottle range, a somewhat sozzled spud – I am nothing if not thorough in the, umm, research that I conduct on your behalves).
All of this was by way of marking Absolut’s sponsorship of Dublin’s upcoming Fringe Festival and their commissioning of new work for the festival by comedy dance troupe Ponydance. All terribly laudable, though I would love it even more if they sponsored a Fridge Festival. Just a suggestion, mind. Food for thought, as it were.
In the absence of such a thing, you should, by all means, go out and enjoy the Fringe Festival (and a cocktail or two) or check out the myriad events happening around the country on the evening of September 24th for Culture Night.
No fridges appearing on Culture Night either (I checked) – but I see that there is a least one performance that evening in the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery entitled Potatoes, which I very much suspect has nothing to do with eating spuds, but I live (and drink) in hope.