Hands up if you knew it was National Vodka Day today? Certainly not me. I had no idea that it was today, let alone a specific day dedicated to vodka. Thankfully, our friends over at EFFEN Vodka informed us of this very special day. LOL. They sent over three drink recipes that will guarantee you celebrate this day with style and flair. Who doesn’t love a delicious cocktail mid-week right?
Not only, am I a big fan of EFFEN, but the premium vodka brand has won over some big names in the fashion industry. Several world renowned designers including Phillip Lim and Zac Posen have sung the spirit’s praises.
“EFFEN Cucumber Vodka is so smooth. It’s definitely our new favorite with a Bloody Mary!” – Bespoken
“EFFEN Vodka, tastes as good as it looks in the bottle!” – Phillip Lim
“EFFEN curated a delicious Z’tini cocktail inspired by my collection!” – Zac Posen
Their endorsements have inspired EFFEN Vodka to create three drink recipes in their honor. Check out the tasty libations below. Cheers.
EFFEN® Cucumber Bloody Mary
2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
2 Basil Leaves (torn)
4 parts Tomato Juice
3/4 parts Bloody Mary Seasoning
Method: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Pour into a serving glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh basil leaf.
EFFEN Cucumber 3.1 (Inspired by Phillip Lim)
1 ½ parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
½ parts Dekuyper® Vanilla Liqueur
½ parts Fresh Lemon Juice
½ parts Simple Syrup
1 part Pineapple Juice
Method: Combine Ingredients in 3-piece shaker and shake vigorously to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail/martini glass. Garnish with Pineapple Wedge.
EFFEN® Z’tini (Inspired by Zac Posen)
2 parts EFFEN® Vodka
1 part Tonic Water
1 part Peach Juice
Method: Mix all ingredients well with ice and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a raspberry.