The alcohol content of Smirnoff Ice Red is approximately 5.5 percent alcohol by volume and the alcohol content of Smirnoff Ice Black is approximately 7 percent ABV. Smirnoff Ice Red was introduced in 2003 and Smirnoff Ice Black was introduced in 2005.
Smirnoff Ice Red is a blend of vodka and lime that has a sweet taste and a tart finish. Smirnoff Ice Red has a somewhat cloudy appearance, while Smirnoff Ice Black is completely clear. Smirnoff Ice Black is less sweet than Smirnoff Ice Red and has a mild fruity flavor. Both products are produced by Carib Brewery Limited.