Celebrate Summer With Great Tasting Cocktails – Sauza & EFFEN Vodka

Summer and libations – it doesn’t get any better than that! It’s time for celebrations and parties – these two great brands are ideal for any social occasion: Sauza and EFFEN Vodka.

The #1 cocktail in the U.S. is the margarita and Sauza wants to support the popular cocktail demand with their latest innovation – Sauza Sparkling Margarita.

Sauza Sparkling Margarita was just introduced in time for summer. It’s a ready-to-serve drink that will keep you from playing bartender all evening long. Simply chill, pour and add a fun straw or two!

Available in three delicious flavors, Sauza Sparkling Margarita comes in Wild Berry, Original Lime and Mango Peach. It’s terrific for any occasion, no matter if you’re at home or on-the-go.

EFFEN Vodka has all the right recipes to ensure your next party is the one everyone talks about the following Monday at work. Drink recipes feature refreshing EFFEN Cucumber Vodka as well as the light and sweet taste of EFFEN Black Cherry. Each choice offers a little something for every palette.

Try these delicious, cocktail recipes from EFFEN Vodka:

EFFEN® Summer Storm
1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
1/2 part DeKuyper® Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur
1 1/2 parts Fresh Apple Juice
3/4 part Lemon Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
6 Basil Leaves

Method: In a mixing glass, muddle basil, lemon, and simple syrup. Add
remaining ingredients over ice. Stir and strain into a low tumbler over ice.
Garnish with Basil.


EFFEN® Black Cherry Bloom
2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
1 part Fresh Blood Orange Juice
3Ž4 part Lime Juice
3Ž4 part Agave Syrup
3 Fresh Strawberries
3-4 Fresh Mint Leaves
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Method: In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka
and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a
mint leaf and strawberry.


EFFEN® Spring Breeze
2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
1 part Pineapple/Basil-Infused Simple Syrup (* see below)
2 Cucumber Slices

Method: In a mixing glass, muddle 2 cucumber slices. Add vodka, lime juice
and simple syrup and shake with ice. Strain into a tall Collins glass
filled over ice and top with soda. Garnish with cucumber slices.


* Pineapple/Basil Syrup
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Fresh Pineapple ­ Cubed
8 Basil Leaves

Method: Combine equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil,
and then add basil leaves and pineapple chunks to simple syrup. Let infuse
for 1 hour.