Diageo is to launch Smirnoff Lime, the latest addition to its vodka stable, in the US this month.

Smirnoff Lime becomes the ninth flavour extension to Diageo's flagship vodka, with flavours including watermelon, strawberry and cranberry.

"Flavoured vodkas continue to fuel the growth of the vodka category and Smirnoff leads the pack," said Mark Breene, vice-president for Smirnoff. "Smirnoff Lime is a natural extension to our flavour line as lime has long been a staple flavour in the creation of cocktails."

Smirnoff Lime will be available in six bottle sizes with the 750ml bottle expected to sell for US$12.99.