Festive Cocktails from EFFEN Vodka

EFFEN_Cucumber-Cranberry Yuletide

If you’re looking for some spirits to spice up a party, flavored vodka can be a great choice. We recently discovered EFFEN Cucumber Vodka which is unlike anything we’ve tried so far. It offers a nice alternative to all the fruit-flavored vodkas out there with a more sophisticated taste. With holiday season in full swing and New Year’s Eve around the corner it’s a great option to serve or bring along to a party.

Here are some cool recipes the good folks at EFFEN shared with us.

EFFEN Cucumber-Cranberry Yuletide
Recipe by Niccole Trzaska
1 1/4 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
1/4 part Fresh Lime and Simple Syrup (Half Lime and Half SImple Syrup, Combined)
1 part Ginger Beer
1/4 part White Cranberry Juice
Garnish: Red Cranberries
Garnish: Slice of Cucumber

1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and stir.
2. Garnish with red cranberries and a slice of cucumber.

EFFEN Cucumber Winter Spice
Recipe by Niccole Trzaska
1 1/2 part EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
1 Rosemary Sprig
1/2 part Simple Syrup
1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
5 1/4-inch Cucumber Chunks
Club Soda
Garnish: Rosemary Sprig
Garnish: Cucumber Wheel

1. Muddle a rosemary sprig in the simple syrup.
2. In separate a mixing glass, muddle cucumber chunks.
3. Top muddled cucumber chunks with all ingredients, including simple syrup and rosemary.
4. Add ice, shake and strain over fresh ice into a highball glass.
5. Top with club soda.
6. Garnish with a rosemary sprig pierced through a cucumber wheel.

Try them both out and you’ll have something unique to offer at your party. It also comes in a cool bottle as you can see below so consider bringing it along to parties as well.

EFFEN Cucumber Bottle Image (high res)