Culture on the Cheap
Now For Sale In Greenpoint: Orient Apple Vodka
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
When I saw the above item gracing the window of our numerous liquor stores (Dunne’s Polemost Liquor methinks) I paused. It seemed inexplicably familiar to me. Then it hit me. This is virtually identical to a product Absolut created in “collaboration” with Spike Lee: Absolut Brooklyn. Some of the more seasoned readers of New York Shitty might recall there was some controversy about its sponsorship of Brooklyn Blogfest V— and offering freebies/cheapies in exchange for editorial content on Brooklyn blogs. But the past is just that—- the past. What I, a woman who lives in a community with PLENTY of vodka choices, wanted to know was this:
What’s the fucking difference?
After some research I found the answer!
Absolut Brooklyn is vodka made with “red apple and ginger flavor”. So there!
Photo Credits: The close-up of Absolut Brooklyn comes courtesy of NotCot.com which regurgitates the following bit of ad copy:
“its flavor evokes the spice and vibrancy Brooklyn brings to the big apple”
Provided they’re red apples, of course.