Thirsty Thursday: Get a Taste of Summer with Effen

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Salt, coconut, sugar, barbecue, and more make up just some of the smells and tastes of the summer. To bottle the feeling of an endless summer, Effen crafted a delectable delight to add to its wardrobe of vodkas. As the season starts to wind down (we know, we’re sad about it, too), try out this series of luscious libations to sip and salute to those last soirees.

Mocha Blasted Salted Caramel

1 1/2 parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
1 1/2 parts Sweetened Illy® Mocha Coffee

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with mocha coffee beans.

Toasted White Cranberry

1 1/2 parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
1 3/4 parts White Cranberry Juice
1/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 part Simple Syrup

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes.

Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini

2 parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
1/4 part Simple Syrup
5 Popcorn Kernels, popped

In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a skewer of 3 caramel popcorn kernels.

Salted Caramel Rocky Road

1 1/2 parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
1/4 part DeKuyper Crème de Cacao Dark Liqueur
1 part Half and Half
Splash Simple Syrup

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice until frothed. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with mini marshmallows and milk chocolate shavings.

Caramel Dipped Apple’tini

1 1/2 parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
3/4 part Apple Schnapps
1 part Fresh Sour Mix

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a red apple slice dipped in caramel.

Salt and Sand

1 part EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
1 part Orange Juice
3/4 part DeKuyper Cherry Liqueur
3/4 part Fresh Sour Mix

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist and cherry.

Salted Caramel PB & Grape

1 1/2 parts EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
1/4 part Torani Peanut Butter Syrup
1 part Concord Grape Juice
Splash Fresh Lemon Juice

In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a skewer of 2 grapes and 1 cube of soft caramel.