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Drinks From Effen, Pinnacle, New Amsterdam, Sobieski, And Belvedere For National Vodka Day

Nicole Barylski

Coconut Cove. (Courtesy Photo)

If your favorite spirit is vodka, make sure you sip on one of these cocktails to celebrate on National Vodka Day which is Friday, October 4.

1. Effen Salt and Sand: Celebrate the spirit with this cocktail which finds the perfect balance between salty and sweet using the new Effen flavor.

 • 1 part Effen Salted Caramel Vodka
 • 1 part Orange Juice
 • .75 part DeKuyper Cherry Liqueur
 • .75 part fresh Sour Mix
 • Orange twist for garnish
 • Cherry for garnish

Directions: In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with an orange twist and cherry.

2. Pinnacle Sugared Pecan: A fall dessert favorite in a delicious liquid form.

 • 2 parts Pinnacle Pecan Pie Vodka
 • .5 part DeKuyper Amaretto Liqueur
 • 1 part Half & Half

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a dusting of fresh ground cinnamon.

3. Coconut Cove: Anytime you get nostalgic for summer, sip on this refreshing libation.

 • 2 oz. New Amsterdam Coconut Vodka
 • 1.5 oz. Coconut Water
 • 1.5 oz. Lychee Syrup
 • Cream of Coconut
 • Coconut Flakes

Directions: Combine, shake and strain all ingredients into a chilled martini glass rimmed with cream of coconut and coconut flakes.

Big Red, Autumn Collins, Pinnacle Sugared Pecan and Effen Salt and Sand. (Courtesy Photos)

4. Big Red: A lot of flavor packed in one sip or a few if you choose.

 • 1.5 oz. Sobieski Cynamon Vodka
 • .5 oz. Campari

Directions: Shake with ice. Strain over ice or as a shooter.

5. Autumn Collins: If you are tired of the traditional Bloody Mary, add a twist with two easy ingredients.

 • 2 oz. Belvedere Bloody Mary
 • 2 oz. Cloudy Apple Cider
 • Lemon squeeze

Directions: Shake and pour over cubed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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