In celebration of the holiday, EFFEN Vodka tells BourbonBlog.com 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.
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
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