In honor of National Vodka Day on October 4, I thought I’d highlight one of my favorite brands- EFFEN imported from Holland. Each day this week, I’ll feature drink recipes from their arsenal of flavored vodkas. What better way to kick things off than with my favorite out of the bunch- EFFEN Cucumber Vodka. Ever since I tasted it, I was sold. It’s like springtime in a bottle. Check out a couple of recipes featuring this crisp and fresh flavor.

EFFEN® Cucumber Sensation

  • 1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
  • 1 part Dimmi® Liquore

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

EFFEN® Crisp Twilight

  • 1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
  • 1 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 3/4 part Organic Simple Syrup
  • Dash of Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
  • 5 Sage Leaves

In a mixing glass, shake all with ice and strain over ice into a cocktail glass with grapefruit peel and a sage leaf.

Have you tasted EFFEN Cucumber Vodka before? If not, have you tried any other flavors? Sound off below.