Raise a Glass to National Vodka Day with EFFEN

By  October 04, 2012

Today is National Vodka Day, and the distilled spirit is doing well as the most popular beverage. Whether you’re out on the town or having a quiet night in, you can try out the cocktail recipes below from EFFEN mixologist and National president of the US Bartender’s Guild, David Nepove, for a libation that will definitely liven things up!

EFFEN Black Cherry Enchantress


2 parts EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka
¾ parts DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps Liquer
¾ parts Lemon Juice
2 slices Fresh Peach
2 Fresh Cherries
1 part Club Soda

In a mixing glass, muddle peach slices and cherries in juice and syrup. Add EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka, Peach Liquer, and lemon juice over ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a peach slice and cherry.

EFFEN Cucumber Sensation

1 ½ parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
1 part Dimmi Liquore

In a mixing glass, combine ingredients over ice. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon and a cucumber peel.

EFFEN Strawberry Stormer


1 ½ parts Strawberry infused EFFEN Vodka
1 ½ part Ginger Beer
¾ parts Lemon Juice
¾ parts Simple Syrup

For the EFFEN Vodka Strawberry Infusion: Infuse 16 ounces of fresh strawberries with 16 ounces of EFFEN Vodka for 4 to 7 days

For the cocktail: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients except ginger beer over ice and shake. Strain the mixture into a low tumbler over ice and top with ginger beer and garnish with a lemon wedge.