Raise a Glass to National Vodka Day with EFFEN

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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.