The Perfectly Smooth Twist on the Classic Cosmopolitan: Try Effen!

Welcome to the world of Effen ! This popular cocktail combines the smoothness of EFFEN with flavors of cranberry, triple sec, lemon zest and lime for a refreshing and delicious drink. Whether you're hosting a party or just enjoying a night at home, this is the perfect to enjoy with friends.

The Effen Cosmopolitan has a history that dates back to the 1960s. The original recipe contained vodka, cranberry , triple sec and lime juice. Over time, variations have been added using ingredients such as pomegranate juice or orange . However, while some can be overly sweet or strong in flavor, the Effen Cosmopolitan strikes the perfect balance between tart and sweet with its unique combination of ingredients.

Making this delicious cocktail is simple: fill a shaker with ice then add vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice. For an extra bite of flavor we recommend adding 0.5 ounces of extra lime juice to your cosmopolitan cocktails – trust us it will make all the difference! Shake your mixture until it's cold then strain it into a glass filled with ice cubes (or crushed ice if you prefer). Garnish your glass with a slice of lemon or lime and you're ready to enjoy your Effen Cosmopolitan!

Not only does this delightful beverage taste great but it also has some health benefits too – although we don't recommend drinking too many! One serving of 2.5 fluid ounces contains 119 calories and 10.1g of carbs which makes it much less calorific than some other cocktails out there. It also contains zero fat so you can indulge witout feeling guilty afterwards!

So if you're looking for a unique and flavorful experience why not try an Effen Cosmopolitan today? We guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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Ingredients of an Effen Cosmopolitan

A Effen Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lemon juice or zest. It's often garnished with a lime wedge to give it a refreshing citrus flavor. This light and fruity drink is perfect for sipping on any night of the week. To make one at home, simply mix one part vodka, one part triple sec, two parts cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lemon juice or zest to taste in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until the mixture is well combined and chilled, strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge beore serving. Enjoy!

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What Does the Name ‘Effen Vodka' Mean?

Effen Vodka is an ultra-premium vodka brand created in Holland and owned by Beam Suntory. The name EFFEN is derived from the Dutch word “effen” which means “smooth.” This philosophy is reflected in the brand's commitment to creating a smooth and balanced vodka that results in a clean, crisp taste. The brand takes pride in its high-quality standards, usng natural ingredients and premium wheat from Northern France, which is then distilled and filtrated in Northern Holland. This process produces a premium vodka without any additives or added sugars, leaving only a smooth taste for consumers to enjoy.

Mixing a Cosmopolitan On The Rocks

A classic Cosmopolitan cocktail is served “on the rocks,” meaning it's poured over ice. To make one, you'll need vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice. Start by filling a rocks glass (or other lowball glass) with ice cubes. Then add 1.5 ounces of vodka, 1 ounce of triple sec, 1 ounce of cranberry juice and 0.5 ounces of fresh lime juice. Stir the ingredients together until combined, then garnish with a lime wedge before serving. Enjoy!

Calorie Count of Effen Vodka Cosmopolitan

The Effen Vodka Cosmopolitan cocktail contains 119kcal of calories per 2.5 fl. oz serving. This is a relatively low calorie drink, consdering it contains 20% by volume (ABV). Additionally, it contains 10.1g of carbohydrates and no fat.


The EFFEN Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for decades. This delicious drink offers a smooth, sweet and tart flavor profile that is sure to please. The use of premium ingredients like vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, lime juice and natural flavors make this cocktail a favorite among many. Not only do thee ingredients give the EFFEN Cosmopolitan its unique flavor, but they are also low in calories and carbohydrates. Whether you're looking for something fun to serve at your next party or just want to enjoy a delicious drink at home, the EFFEN Cosmopolitan is sure to satisfy.

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.