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Effen VodkaIn celebration of the holiday, EFFEN Vodka tells that they ve teamed up with National President of the U.S. Bartender’s Guild, David Nepove, to create unique recipes that are sure to be a success at any Valentine’s Day celebration.

EFFEN Vodka is a Super Premium vodka that is made from a modified, century-old Dutch recipe featuring Dutch Wheat. Most vodkas are produced from grapes, potatoes, or corn, however the wheat used to make EFFEN creates a smooth taste on the palette. In fact, the name “effen,” means smooth, even and balanced in Dutch.

David Nepove, National President of the U.S. Bartender’s Guild

David Nepove, National President of the U.S. Bartender’s Guild

Spicy Romance

1 1/2 parts Effen Black Cherry or Regular
3/4 part DeKuyper Triple Sec or DeKuyper O 3 Orange Liqueur
3/4 part fresh pomegranate juice
1/2 part lime juice
1/2 part simple syrup
Dash of Angostura Bitters or Fee Brothers whiskey Bitters

Method: Shake all with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
For a little more romance, add a splash of Champagne
Garnish with a thinly slice lime wheel floating on top

Vodka cocktail recipeFirst Glance

1 1/2 parts Effen
3/4 part Aperol
3/4 part grapefruit juice
1/2 part lemon
1/2 parts simple syrup
1/2 part Pomegranate juice
2 parts Prosecco

Method: shake all except Prosecco with ice and strain into a wine glass with a few ice cubes and Prosecco already in it.
Garnish: Lemon twist or lemon wheel in the glass


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One Response to “EFFEN Vodka Valentine’s Day Cocktails”

  1. Michelle S.

    Tart Cherry Juice prevents gout pain. Watched Dr. Oz. say it on this TV show. Ordered some and even got free shipping on the tart cherry juice from Traverse Bay Farms.