Celebrate St Patrick’s Day With Tasty EFFEN Cucumber Drink Recipes

With St. Patrick’s Day taking place tomorrow, what better reason to share some holiday-themed drink recipes. I thought getting a jump on the festivities a day early seemed like a great idea. Who doesn’t love a few Friday night cocktails to kick off the weekend, right?

As you know (or maybe you didn’t), I’m a big fan of flavored vodka- especially EFFEN’s cucumber option. The delicious vodka tastes great on its own or when paired with other ingredients to create amazing cocktails. If you can’t find anything green to wear tomorrow, simply bring a bottle of EFFEN Cucumber Vodka. I’m sure the green label qualifies. Don’t you love how everyone thinks they’re Irish on this holiday.

Even if you don’t get a chance to sample these drink recipes for St. Patty’s Day, nothing says springtime more than EFFEN Cucumber Vokda. It’s refreshing taste is the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather coming soon.

EFFEN® Cucumber Green Mary

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)
2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
4 parts Tomatillo Sauce
1/2 part Worcestershire Sauce
3 dashes Tabasco
4 basil leaves
Pinch of salt

Method:
Boil Tomatillo sauce 15 minutes to reduce, blend and cool. In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients with ice, shake. Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a basil leaf.

EFFEN® Cucumber Kiss Me I’m Kiwi

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)
1 1/2 parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
1 1?2 parts Simple Syrup
1 part Lemon Juice
1 Kiwi

Method:
In a mixing glass, muddle kiwi with lemon juice and simple syrup. Add EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka and ice, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a kiwi slice.

EFFEN® Cucumber Irish Minty Kiss

(Created by David Nepove, president, U.S. Bartender’s Guild)
1 1?2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
1 part Lemon Juice
1 part Simple Syrup
10 Mint Leaves

Method:
Blend all ingredients with ice. Serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint spring.