EFFEN Cucumber Vodka

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effen_cucumber_vodkaI Found it! EFFEN Cucumber Vodka

EFFEN Cucumber Vodka became available to consumers this past March.  I just found it on my grocer’s shelves this past week.  Well, my friend, Ms. Anne found it while we were shopping.  She is a HUGE EFFEN Black Cherry fan and her eyes became the size of walnuts when she locked on to that beautiful green bottle. “I’m buying three of these.  Want one?” {disclaimer: just one was for herself; the other two were for gifts… until she finds more}

EFFEN Vodka is a super-premium vodka.  The name EFFEN means “smooth, even and balanced” in Dutch.  It’s made from premium wheat and has been distilled through a continuous process creating an exceptional smooth taste.

The bottle is also hip and well designed. It has a rubber sleeve that acts as a grip and an insulator to keep the vodka consistently cold.  Well thought out people!

The EFFEN product line includes the following flavors:

EFFEN Vodka,

EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka, {Anne’s pick}

EFFEN Dutch Raspberry Vodka and now

EFFEN Cucumber Vodka.

With the essence of vine-ripe cucumbers, it is perfect for classic cocktails such as Bloody Marys, Vodka Martinis or Vodka Tonics.  {If you need a terrific Bloody Mary Recipe, click HERE for Jenna’s. You won’t be sorry}

It can be found at your favorite retail liquor store with a suggested retail price of only $29.99 per 750ml bottle.  We found ours at Pacific Ranch Market for $19.00.

In adoration of this new Vodka, here are a few recipse for our new EFFEN  find. {don’t try to say that 10 times fast}


– 2 Parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
– 4 Grape Tomatoes
– 1 Dash Celery Salt
– 1 Dash Pepper
– 2 Dashes Worcestershire
– 1 Dash Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce
– ½ Parts Lime Juice
– 2 Parts Blonde Beer

Muddle tomatoes with spices, add to a cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a salted rim tall glass with ice and beer. Garnish with a celery stick.


• 1 ½ parts EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
• ¾ parts Lime Juice
• ¾ parts Simple Syrup
• 6 Mint Leaves
• Club Soda
Muddle mint with lime juice and a few ice cubes, add to a cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients, except club soda, and shake. Fine strain into a cocktail glass with ice and add club soda. Garnish with mint sprig.


– 1 ¾ Parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
– ½ Parts Triple Orange Liqueur
– ¼ Parts Fresh Lime Juice
– ½ Parts Simple Syrup
– 1 Part Cranberry Juice

Combine ingredients in 3 piece shaker and shake vigorously to chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.


– 2 Parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
– 1 ¼ Parts dry white vermouth
– ¼ Parts Absinthe
– 1 Thin Cucumber Wheel

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add large, cold ice and stir. Strain into a chilled cocktail/martini glass and garnish with a cucumber wheel.


Let me know what you think friends. Enjoy! (more recipes can be found at http://www.effenvodka.com/)


Thank You Anne ~ xxoo


  1. Mama Mary says

    I EFFEN want this! Yummo!

  2. EFFEN in Cucumber ~ Lawdy! I had no idea. I am running to the store right now to find this gem. Thank you Ksugarandspice! EFFEN amazing share, I didn’t know other people loved it as much as I did. Great to be in similar company.

  3. EFFEN awesome find Kathleen!!!!! I cheers to you tonight over a glass with ample ice.

  4. Gabby’s in Old Town Orange has a drink that would be great with this cucumber invusion.

  5. Just tried this last night. Filled a glass with ice, vodka and water. It was super smooth and tasty. Good for the waist line!

  6. Effen Cucumber, club soda and lime!!!

  7. I just want to toss in my two cents on the Effen Cucumber Vodka. My wife and I are very fond of Saketinis. (basically equal parts Vodka & Sake… modify formula to taste-I like mine with more vodka, etc etc.) Anyway, we generally do these on Friday nights when out for sushi and garnish with sliced or shredded cucumber. Now I do admit to missing the cucumber but this is a fantastic alternative and might even taste better. So be brave and try and Effen Cucumber Saketini!! If you don’t need sweet drinks, you’ll love this. I promise.

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