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Tasty Holiday Season Drink Cocktails

In: Charge It, Donovan, Random Reads

Today marks the official start to the hectic holiday season. Love this time of year. Being the good little hospitable gay that you are, I’m sure you’re hosting some sort of party in December. Whether it’s an open house, an intimate orphan Christmas dinner or a New Year’s extravaganza, I have a few tasty drink recipes you should give a try. I have a cocktail recipe to suit the tastebuds of any guest you’ll be entertaining.

The EFFEN Toasted White Cranberry and Sauza Cider Hot Toddy are perfect to accompany a lovely holiday feast or fireside conversation. The EFFEN Salted Caramel Chai Sangria brings just the right amount of spice to a traditional sangria cocktail, perfect for cutting that winter chill.  Mix up a batch that serves 20 and keep your guests happy all night long!  The Orange Truffle Delight is also the perfect accompaniment to any party and a breeze to whip up for multiple people in a flash. Check them all out below.

EFFEN® Toasted White Cranberry

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  • 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
  • Garnish: Toasted Coconut Flakes

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

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Last Minute Halloween Drink Recipes

In: Donovan, Random Reads

If the idea of giving out candy to numerous children or being inundated with firecrackers going off all night makes you want to drink, why not try out one of these tasty concoctions. Our friends over at EFFEN Vodka, Sauza Tequila and Crave Chocolate Liquer whipped up a few deliciously spooky cocktails for this haunting holiday. Check them out below and always remember to drink responsibly.

EFFEN® Pumpkin Patch Fizz

Created by David Nepove – National President, U.S. Bartender’s Guild

  • 2 parts EFFEN® Vodka
  • 1 part Lemon Juice
  • 1 part Cinnamon Syrup
  • 2 parts Club Soda

Method: Add all ingredients, except soda, to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with orange wheel in the glass.

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Fourth of July Drink Recipes

In: Charge It, Donovan

Happy Fourth of July to our American readers today. Hope ya’ll having a great holiday. In your honor, I decided to reach out to our friends at Sauza Tequila and Effen Vodka for a few tasty drink recipes to enjoy on Independence Day.

If the following cocktails are too fancy for your liking, my recommendation is to try Sauza’s newest innovation, the Sauza Sparkling Margarita. It’s perfect when you’re looking to spend less time behind the bar and more time entertaining.  Simply chill, pour and pop in a festive straw! As always, drink responsibility and don’t drink and drive.

Sauza® Stars and Stripes Margarita

7 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
4 1/2 parts Dekuyper® Blue Curacao
1 13 ounce can frozen lemonade
1 light beer

Method: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Serve over ice, with or without salt, garnish with a lime wedge or twist and enjoy! Salud! (Serves 7)

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Tasty Drink Recipes For Memorial Day Weekend

In: Charge It, Donovan

Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off summer for our American readers. It’s a time to bond with friends, enjoy the sun, relax and partake in some adult beverages. There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice cold cocktail on a hot day at the beach. Don’t you agree? I’m sure you do.

With that in mind, I reached out to a few of our friends to whip up a few tasty concoctions to share. Check out the drink recipes below featuring Sauza Tequila, EFFEN Vodka and Crave Chocolate Liqueurs. Speaking of Sauza, if you haven’t checked out their hot lifeguard, I’ve included him below as well. Enjoy and drink responsibly.

Sauza® Mint Margito

  • 1 cup Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 2 cups Club Soda
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 bunch of Fresh Mint
  • 3 tbsp. Sugar
  • Ice

How To Make

In a small pitcher, muddle together the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add your Sauza® Blue Silver. Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour cocktail mixture 3/4 of the way to the top of each glass. Fill each glass with club soda and garnish with a lime and an extra sprig of mint. (Serves 4)

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St. Patrick’s Day Drink Recipes

In: Charge It, Donovan

Top o’ the morning to ya laddy! Since St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, we thought it was a perfect time to share holiday themed drink recipes. We reached out to some of our favorite brands who’ve previously provided tasty cocktails in the past for some suggestions.

Why not raise your glass to the Luck of the Irish with something a bit more unique and refreshing than the usual dark beer and whiskey, but just as festive. Check out a few below featuring Sauza® Tequila, EFFEN Vodka and Crave Chocolate Liqueurs. Remember to drink responsibility.

Sauza® Lucky Rita

  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila
  • 1 part Dekuyper® Melon Liqueur
  • 4 parts Limeade
  • Sugar

Instructions: In a shaker filled with ice combine all ingredients and shake to chill. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and rimmed with sugar. Garnish with a lime. Enjoy! (Serves 8)

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The 70th Golden Globe Awards broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills tonight and I couldn’t be anymore excited. I’m such a sucker for all the Hollywood revelry, especially this particular one. Due to all the free-flowing alcohol, the Globes are one the most entertaining and unpredictable of them all. Add the hilarious tag team of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to the mix and it’s guaranteed to be a great time.

Since watching these live events is more fun with friends, I’m having a few people over. To get in the spirit of the Globes, we’ll also partake in enjoying some libations during the ceremony. Our friends at EFFEN Vodka sent over a few Hollywood-themed drink recipes for us to enjoy. Whether you’re watching the Globes solo, hosting a party or skipping the entire thing, definitely sample these tasty cocktails. As always, remember to drink responsibly.

EFFEN® Black Cherry Starlet

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.

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Drink Recipes For Thanksgiving

In: Charge It, Donovan

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers. Hopefully, you’re all having a great day with your friends and loved ones. Nothing says holiday like a tasty cocktail, right?

Since our previous posts sharing drink recipes proved really popular, I thought I’d share a few more for this festive holiday. Our friends at EFFEN Vodka, JDK & Sons, Cruzan and Basil Hayden’s sent over drink suggestions you might want to serve your guests this holiday weekend. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but the Cruzan® Pilgrim Punch and EFFEN® Cinnamon Fizz sound delicious. Check out all the recipes below and remember to drink responsibly.

EFFEN® Spiced Chai-tini

  • 1 1/2 parts Chai infused EFFEN® Vodka
  • 3/4 part Kamora® Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 part Half and Half
  • 3 dashes Cinnamon

Method: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice. Lightly shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.
EFFEN Chai Infusion: Place 3 bags of Twinings® Indian Spiced Chai Tea into a bottle of EFFEN Vodka and remove after two hours. Agitate bottle every hour.

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Just because National Vodka Day (October 4) is over until next year, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a tasty cocktail. To close out our EFFEN Vodka week here on Homorazzi.com, we thought we’d share more recipes from each of their flavors- Black Cherry, Cucumber and their signature regular flavor. Hope you’ve enjoyed our daily chatter featuring EFFEN Vodka. We truly do love the Dutch vodka and hope you do as well. If you’re looking for more recipes, be sure to click on our “Related Links” at the end of this post. It’ll take you to all the daily recipes from the past week. Hope everyone has a great relaxing weekend and remember to drink responsibly.

EFFEN® Sparkling Black Cherry Cooler

2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
1 part Cranberry Juice
3 parts maraschino cherries
3 parts seltzer

Method: In a tall glass combine ingredients except for seltzer and stir very well. Fill with ice, top with seltzer and stir again. Garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig.

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