Today Is National Vodka Day!

Here's the perfect excuse to try out these fab vodka cocktails. Some of them were designed by super chef Marcus Samuelsson!!
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effen vodka


1 1/2 parts Strawberry infused EFFEN® Vodka

1 1/2 parts Ginger Beer

3/4 parts Lemon Juice

3/4 parts Simple Syrup


In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients except ginger beer over ice and shake. Strain into a low tumbler over ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon wedge.

EFFEN® Vodka Strawberry Infusion: Infuse 16 ounces fresh strawberries with 16 ounces EFFEN Vodka for 4-7 days.

SVEDKA Colada Rangoon Gimlet



2 parts SVEDKA Colada

.75 part simple syrup

.75 part fresh lime juice/sour mix

1 kaffir lime leaf


Pour all ingredients in a mixing tin (including kaffir lime leaf), add ice, shake, strain into a cocktail/martini glass, garnish with 1 kaffir lime leaf by clapping the leaf in hand and placing it in the glass.

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Basil Gimlet — designed by SKYY Vodka’s first ever culinary ambassador, Chef Marcus Samuelsson

basil gimlet


2 ounces SKYY Vodka

1 ounce lemon juice

3/4 ounce honey solution (1:1 honey and hot water)

5 small basil leaves


Fill shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain and serve in a martini glass garnished with basil.

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