Articles Tagged: Effen Vodka

Salted Caramel Egg Nog

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This cocktail was created by Niccole Trzaska of The Liberty in NYC.… Read more

Summer Punch

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As the days get longer and the nights become shorter, warm summer afternoons beckon for a thirst quenching cocktail like EFFEN Vodka’s Summer Punch. Whether it’s for an urban rooftop party or entertaining friends at a chic dinner party in the suburbs this cocktail with refreshing watermelon and tart lemon is sure to satisfy everyone once the summertime heat is in full swing.… Read more

Top Booze to Buy Your Boss

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The holidays are upon us. We know that most of you are expected to buy your boss a present for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa. We think that booze is the perfect gift to buy, unless your boss is a recovering alcoholic and booze only makes things worse.

To impress your your boss, you need to pick a spirit that is cool, but not too trendy. You need a bottle that is expensive enough without being … Read more

Effen Vodka Review

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There are certain words that are just fun to say and Effen happens to be one of them. Supposedly Effen means smooth in Dutch but its close proximity to another word probably doesn’t hurt its reputation either. But, all kidding aside, the folks at Effen take their Vodka very seriously and the Vodka, itself, shouldn’t be overshadowed by its name.

Effen Vodka is a Dutch wheat Vodka based on a 125 year old recipe and … Read more

Effen’s Art of Design SF Cocktail Contest

We recently attended Effen Vodka‘s Art of Design Cocktail Contest in SF and our very own Jonas Halpren was one of the three judges, along with USBG President, Dave Nepove, and Wine Fashoinista, Mary Orlin.

In a very cool space at the Terra Gallery in SOMA, Effen gathered 10 Bay Area mixologists from near and far. The mixologists were then paired into teams of two (not quite sure how the pairing occurred—secretly planned twosomes or … Read more

Little Briar Rose

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Created by Brandon Josie (15 Romolo) and Susan Eggett (Forbidden Island) for the Effen Vodka Art of Design Mixologist Contest. The Little Briar Rose was the winner in San Francisco, 2011.

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz EFFEN® Vodka Black Cherry
½ oz Gran Classico
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz Limoncello
¾ simple syrup
1 dash of black walnut bitters
1 Pinch of Rosemary

Directions:
Slap rosemary and add to shaker with all of the ingredients. … Read more

Ginger Man

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Ingredients:
1 ½ parts Effen Vodka
¾ parts lime juice
¾ parts fresh ginger syrup
1 dash bitters
Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
5 Mint leaves

Directions:
Muddle mint in lime and syrup, add to a cocktail shaker with the vodka over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a tall glass with ice and ginger beer. Garnish with mint sprig.

Created by David Nepove. Courtesy of Effen Vodka.… Read more

Cucumber Irish Blessing

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Courtesy of Effen Vodka.… Read more