The Absolut Spirits company has extended its Absolut range with the launch of Absolut Vanilia Stateside.

The new tipple - available from early March - with its taste of vanilla enhanced with savoury butterscotch and dark chocolate is said to be ideal as a mixer.

Vice president of marketing, Jim Goodwin, said: “Absolut Vanilia has an extremely versatile flavour that mixes well with almost everything to create an entirely new class of martinis and mixed drinks.”

Other flavours in the range include Citron, Mandarin, Kurant and Peppar.