Smirnoff Ice Has Been the Drink of Summer Since 2000

The scene is 1998: beer, wine, cider, and seltzer are the usual go-to beverages for summer day drinking, backyard barbecues or beach hangs. But for some, the taste just can’t compare to a good mixed drink… 

Smirnoff Ice Original

Cut to 1999: Smirnoff, expert vodka distiller since a century and three Russian governments ago, introduce a new drink for a new century – Smirnoff Ice. Slightly carbonated with a tart lemon-lime sweetness reminiscent of a vodka gimlet, but with the same ABV as a typical malt beverage, the original Smirnoff Ice became the quenchable, sessionable beverage of the Y2K era.  

Today, Smirnoff Ice includes 18 flavors, including Mango, Green Apple, Raspberry, and Black Cherry.

Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver

But where do you go next when you already hold the malt beverage market by its exposed thong straps? For Smirnoff, it was to get as close to beloved cocktail flavors as possible. 

The Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver combines the Ice Original’s malt beverage base with the juicy orange flavor of a classic screwdriver. Sold in 11.2 oz long-neck glass bottle six-packs, these citrine gems are a standout in any cooler.

Other cocktail-inspired Smirnoff Ice flavors are Margarita, Peach Bellini, Hurricane Punch, and Watermelon Mimosa.


Smirnoff Ice Red, White, and Berry

Smirnoff was founded in Russia by P.A. Smirnov, but the business migrated to America with his son, Vladimir, following the communist revolution. Since establishing the brand in the United States, Smirnoff has been committed to providing quality vodka for a global community. To celebrate the heritage of their chosen home, Smirnoff releases the limited edition Smirnoff Ice Red, White, and Berry every year in time for Independence Day. 

Like a rocket’s red glare in a bottle, Red, White, and Berry is a mix of bright summer cherries with cool blue raspberry, finished off with tangy citrus. Now, this deliciously patriotic flavor is available in the higher-ABV and larger-format Smirnoff Ice Smash Red, White, and Berry.

Smirnoff Ice Party Pack

Of course, Smirnoff Ice disappears from the cooler pretty quickly. Make sure you and your buds have enough to go around by picking up the Smirnoff Ice Party Pack. The twelve bottles and four flavors means everyone can call dibs on their favorite Ice (or two). The Party Pack includes three bottles of Ice Original, three Screwdriver, three Green Apple, and three Peach Bellini.

It’s been 23 years since Smirnoff Ice first entered our refrigerators, and this malt beverage still gets us to party like it’s 1999. Get a pack of your favorite Smirnoff Ice flavor delivered to your next party, barbecue, or hang out with Saucey – free delivery, guaranteed.

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