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The Coca-Cola Company and Pernod Ricard announced a global relationship to debut Absolut Vodka & Sprite as a ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktail in 2024.

Absolut & Sprite will be made with Absolut, the international premium vodka, and Sprite, the world’s most popular lemon-lime sparkling soft drink. The pre-mixed cocktail will be available in versions with Sprite and Sprite Zero Sugar, with the initial launch planned for select European countries in early 2024, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany.

“We keep consumers at the center of everything we do as we continue to develop our portfolio as a total beverage company,” said James Quincey, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “We are expanding in the alcohol ready-to-drink space, including products that use select brands from our core portfolio. We are excited about our new relationship with Pernod Ricard and look forward to the introduction of Absolut & Sprite.”

“This very promising and pioneering project brings together two leading companies who are committed to offering their consumers new experiences around premium products,” said Alexandre Ricard, CEO of Pernod Ricard, a worldwide leader in the spirits and wine industry.

Vodka is one of the most popular bases for alcohol ready-to-drink products, and lemon-lime soft drinks are one of the most popular mixers in pre-mixed cocktails.

“Sprite is a wonderful pairing for Absolut, and I’m convinced that our joining forces will bring the whole alcohol RTD category to the next level,” Ricard said.

Absolut & Sprite ready-to-drink packaging will feature two of the world’s most recognisable global trademarks. Absolut was established in 1879 in Sweden. Since then, it has become a world-renowned premium vodka brand, crafted using the finest Swedish winter wheat. Sprite was established in 1959 in Germany and has grown to be one of the biggest brands in The Coca-Cola Company’s global portfolio.

Cans will include clear responsibility symbols stating that the drink is to be enjoyed only by consumers of legal drinking age. Absolut & Sprite ready-to-drink will adhere to responsible marketing practices.

The global benchmark for alcohol beverage volume (ABV) is 5 % but will vary depending on the market.

Absolut, Planet Earth’s Favorite Vodka, introduced Absolut Juice – the new must-sip spirit of the summer.

Made with superb Absolut Vodka and natural flavors from your favorite seasonal fruits – Absolut Juice offers a brand-new way to sip-with-a-spritz in two delicious favors, Strawberry and Apple. With no artificial flavors, five percent real fruit juice and 99 calories per serving1, Absolut Juice is perfect for mixing simple or craft-quality cocktails – like the summer-approved Absolut Juice & Club Soda with 20 % fewer calories than a glass of rosé2.

1 Per 1.5 Fl. oz. serving. Average Analysis: Calories 99k; Carbohydrates 3.5g; Protein and Fat 0g.
2 Absolut Juice Edition 1.5 Fl. Oz. Serving (with 3 Fl. Oz. Zero Calorie Soda Water): Calories 99; Carbs 3.5g; Protein and Fat 0g Vs. Rosé Wine 5 Fl. Oz. Serving (Per USDA Nutrient Database): Calories 126; Carbs 5.76g; Protein 0.6g; Fat 0g