Getting a muscled-up version of something you already love infuses pleasant familiarity with the thrill of adventure -- like an explosive action movie with digitally-enhanced sound, or a cheeseburger with bacon. Enhance your already tender relationship with vodka: Absolut 100, now making its Stateside debut.
Similar to its Absolut forefathers, A-100's born of pristine well water and Swedish winter wheat, distilled in a process that dates back to 1879 -- when the Cosmopolitan was still known as The Agrarian Hamlet. Obviously, the 100 connotes a higher proof, which brings with it a more pronounced profile: slight notes of herbs and spices, with citrus and floral notes and a long, warm finish that will linger like the memory of an old friend, minus the incessant requests to go out with your sister. A-100's smoothness also makes for robust and distinctive cocktails, like the Triple Sec-and-lemongrass-fueled "Jme Kami", and "Ashlee's 21st Drink", which contains Absolut Citron, Ruby Red, and Vanilia (clearly, Ashlee's very indecisive, and is even now flaking on B-school to study West African drumming).
All this Swede-liciousness is packaged in a chic, sinister-looking black bottle, making for a stylish centerpiece should you opt for table service at a club -- and a useful diversion as you nonchalantly remove bacon cheeseburger bits from your chin.