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Absolut Continues To Fly The Flag For LGBTQ+ Community With New Absolut Rainbow Edition Bottle

Released: Thursday May 28, 2020 (TORONTO) - CNW/Corby Spirit and Wine
Absolut Continues To Fly The Flag For LGBTQ+ Community With New Absolut Rainbow Edition Bottle
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Absolut has announced the latest version of its Absolut Rainbow Limited Edition bottle. Since 1981, Absolut has supported the LGBTQ+ community as part of the belief that a colourful, diverse and equal world is something to strive and work for. Available from June 2020, the bottle pays homage to American artist and gay rights activist, Gilbert Baker, with a newly designed bottle co-created with The Gilbert Baker Foundation.

Originally devised by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, the rainbow flag has become a universal symbol for inclusion, peace and love. This bottle pays tribute to the iconic 2008 bottle collaboration between Absolut and Gilbert himself, where Absolut was the first spirit bottle to proudly wear the flag.

The Absolut Rainbow bottle has been co-created with the Gilbert Baker Foundation, a New-York based non-profit established in 2017 to carry on the legacy of the designer-activist who created the original Rainbow flag in 1978. The flag is magnified through the liquid and bought to life from different angles, alongside a hand-written script on the reverse of the bottle, titled "Sway It with Pride", which pays tribute to Absolut's late friend.

Elin Furelid, Global Senior Marketing Manager Portfolio & Design at Absolut says "The rainbow flag, created as a "gift for the world" by Gilbert Baker, is a symbol of hope, equal rights and the freedom to love whoever you want. As long-standing supporters of the LGBTQ+ community for over 40 years, the Absolut Rainbow bottle is dedicated to our late friend and his legacy that continues to live on today".

The new limited-edition bottle will be available in select stores in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.

Absolut Cocktail Recipes

Cosmopolitan
1 1/3 oz. Absolut Vodka
2/3 oz. Triple Sec
2/3 oz. Lime Juice
2/3 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 Twist Orange Zest
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist.

Espresso Martini
1 1/3 oz Absolut Vodka
2/3 oz Kahlúa
2/3 oz Espresso
3 Whole Coffee Beans
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans.

Moscow Mule
1½ oz Absolut Vodka
3 oz Ginger Beer
¼ oz Lime Juice
Lime Wedge
Mint Sprig
Pour all ingredients into a mule cup filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

For more cocktail inspirations, follow @absolutvodka on Instagram or visit absolut.com.

About Corby Spirit and Wine
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited is a leading Canadian manufacturer, marketer and distributor of spirits and wines. Corby's portfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including J.P. Wiser's®, Lot 40®, and Pike Creek® Canadian whiskies, Lamb's® rum, Polar Ice® vodka, McGuinness® liqueurs, Ungava® gin, Cabot Trail® maple-based liqueurs and Chic Choc® Spiced rum, and Foreign Affair® wines. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., a global leader in the spirits and wine industry, Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT® vodka, Chivas Regal®, The Glenlivet® and Ballantine's® Scotch whiskies, Jameson® Irish whiskey, Beefeater® gin, Malibu® rum, Kahlúa® liqueur, Mumm® champagne, and Jacob's Creek®, Wyndham Estate®, Stoneleigh®, Campo Viejo®, and Kenwood® wines. Corby is a publicly traded company based in Toronto, Ontario, and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols CSW.A and CSW.B. For further information, please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.

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