It’s day two of our EFFEN Vodka week here at Homorazzi.com, leading up to National Vodka Day on this Thursday, October 4. Yesterday, I shared my favorite (EFFEN Cucumber) from the Dutch brand’s arsenal of flavored vodkas. Today, it’s EFFEN Black Cherry’s turn to be in the spotlight. This deliciously fruity vodka when paired with Coke, tastes exactly like Cherry Coke but 70 proof. It goes down sooooo easily. No lie. If you’re a bit more high brow and like your cocktails a little fancier, check out these drink recipes provided by EFFEN. They’re absolutely tasty as well.
EFFEN® Black Cherry Enchantress
2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
3/4 part DeKuyper® Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur
3/4 part Lemon Juice
2 slices Fresh Peach
2 Fresh Cherries
1 part Club Soda
Method: In a mixing glass, muddle peach slices and cherries in juice and syrup. Add EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka, peach liqueur and lemon juice over ice. Shake, and strain into a tall glass over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with peach and cherry.
EFFEN® Black Cherry Woods
1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
1 part Lemon Juice
1 part Simple Syrup
1 part Pomegranate Juice
2 parts Club Soda
Method: In a mixing glass, shake all but club soda with ice. Serve over ice in a highball glass, top with club soda, lemon wheels and stir.