Disclaimer: I was provided with products in order to give my honest opinions. Your views may differ to mine. Please enjoy responsibly. Thank you.
If you enjoy a little vodka to welcome in your new year, then these flavors are something to consider this year, with EFFEN VODKA.
My friends and I were able to try out the GREEN APPLE and the RASPBERRY flavors, which are both light and flavorful. The raspberry flavor I could drink on its own and not have to mix but put on the rocks and away we go. The GREEN APPLE flavor is just as easy to drink but I really enjoyed this mixed with a little lemonade.
I did try out a few concoctions to see if there were any mixes that you might enjoy and some of the things we tried to mix in were: orange, lemonade, cranberry juice, cola, a sports drink, lime juice, energy drinks and tonic water.
The orange was alright but not for me. The lemonade worked well with both flavors and was light and refreshing. Cranberry juice worked a lot better with the raspberry flavor but not so much with the green apple, so I thought - but my friend did like it in the green apple more, so it will depend on your taste buds.
Weirdly enough, my favorite mixer was the sports drink, which was a well-known sports drink that was only mixed for fun, at first, but which actually did work a lot better than any of us expected.
The cola was a hit all around, held the flavor of both the green apple and of the raspberry flavors and the tonic water was a hit with most, but not with me as I do not like tonic water to begin with, so that was never going to be high up there on my list of things to mix anything with, period. If you do like tonic water though, you may enjoy that with a little EFFEN in it.
I tell you what did hit the spot for me and that was (in a tall glass) 1/3 RASPBERRY EFFEN, 2/3rds of cranberry juice, a little ice and a dash of lime juice. You can shake it up or stir it, but either way works well and this would be my go-to with this flavor.
For some more complex concoctions you can find recipes on the EFFEN website, here. You can also follow them on social media, including EFFEN's Facebook page.
Overall, our opinions across the board were that this vodka is a fun, flavorful drink that is clearly on the higher end of vodkas, that you would love someone to bring to your party and one that you could gift knowing that it was going to be widely enjoyed. Retailing for about $25, depending on where you shop, and worth the money you pay for this premium vodka, that won't leave a bad taste in your mouth the next morning.
Please enjoy responsibly!
Happy New Year!