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Facts about Effen Vodka
Effen Vodka belongs to the spirit family of liquor. This particular brand of vodka is dutch distilled, a high quality drink that perfectly matches any cocktail. It is made from naturally pure ingredient basically wheat. Wheat is the basic source of pure starch. This starch has very low fatty acid constituent which is necessary for a smooth, silky and crispy liquor which gives a vodka its particular taste. The people of Chicago in the US are known for their heavy consumption of Effen vodka ever since star rapper 50 cent became an "influencer" of the brand although he sold his share of the brand latter.
Although Effen Vodka is loved and cherished in the US, it has not been able to make meaningful sales internationally. Perhaps, not until 50 cent partnered with the brand to withstand pressure from rival brands Ciroc vodka who on the other hand adopted superstar rapper "Diddy" to market for the brand. The dreadful rivalry between the two rappers was probably utilized by the brands to scale up sales and cause a scene.
The "coming to existence" of Effen Vodka can be traced back to the 1960's. Effen vodka was found in the 1990's by a small group of businessmen who were said to be co-partners and founders of a bar, restaurant and club in Chicago, USA. The trio agreed to a decision which was selling their restaurant and build up something magnificent with the cash. They came up with the idea of building the award winning Effen vodka.Since they owned a restaurant and a bar initially, this was not a difficult problem.
They found a Dutchman who help them distilled the alcohol and in effect the Dutch name Effen came into play. The Effen means "smooth" in the Dutch. It turned out that Effen was also a foul word in English. Hence, they used the double meaning for their marketing purpose. After not meeting up to expectations when it comes to sales, it was sold to the Fortune brand who previously lost their right to produce "absolute" in the united states.
Distillation of Effen vodka.
The ancient Dutch distillery founded in 1888 was probably the first to distill Effen vodka. Effen vodka goes through a very special distillation process that makes the liquor extremely smooth and tasty. Effen vodka can be distilled up to a hundred times just to ensure its smoothness by a process called continuous rectification. It took Effen several years to perfect this distillation process.
Filtration of Effen vodka
Unlike the regular process, Effen uses a more productive method than charcoal. One advantage of using peat to Filter vodka is that peat can accommodate more density and it has a flexible atomic structure that filters vodka and removes every impurity present. To further filter vodka, upward filtration method is used. This process filters vodka against gravity influence.
Effen Vodka Prices.
There are several varieties of Effen vodka. Each variety comes in different flavors; Lemon, strawberry, grape, apple, orange, blueberry, raspberry, vanilla, cherry etc. The particular quality of vodka that people cherish is the strong, smooth taste of Effen and the flavor infusion. Other brands might seem to have this quality, but that of Effen seems to be unique.
One truth we must know perfectly well is that, no two people will drink the same drink. Some will love Effen vodka, some will not. So, Let's see other brands of vodka that can be a good substitute for Effen and consider their price range. Some good substitutes for Effen vodka in the same price range are; ciroc vodka $25, Turi $28.99 , Belvedere $32.99, Stolichnaya $22.9, Grey goose $29.99, jewel of Russia classic $34.99, Chopin $29.99
These above named spirit drinks ranges between $20-$35 in price and can be a good substitute of effen vodka which about $25 in price on the average.
Recipes and mixtures with Effen Vodka
What could be better than having a refreshing vodka to celebrate the weekend? Of course, while the regular vodka would be a great option for some people, some other would resort to that which has been burst with sweet-tart, juicy flavor. This is just one of its uniqueness.
It also follows that the mood in which one is, is a determining factor in selecting the form in which one wants the vodka to be prepared.
It’s true that there is a perfect drink that fits any feeling and mood. Now, let's look at some cocktail you should be able to make yourself. Definitely there will be some time when you'll be in your house and you're tasty for a drink. At this moment you shouldn't think of big recipe especially when you can’t get one instantly. When you find yourself in situations like this, all you need to do is to mix some particular fruits and liquor together in the right proportion that's all.
1. Effen Cucumber Sensation
· 1 1/2 parts Effen Cucumber Vodka
· 1 part Dimmi® Liquore
Method: In a mixing glass, combine ingredients over ice. Stir, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon and cucumber peel.
2. Effen Crisp Twilight
· 1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
· 1 part Fresh Grapefruit Juice
· 3/4 part Organic Simple Syrup
· Dash of Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
· 5 Sage Leaves
In a mixing glass, shake all with ice and strain over ice into a cocktail glass with grapefruit peel and a sage leaf.
3. Effen Black Cherry Woods
· 1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
· 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
· 1 part Lemon Juice
· 1 part Simple Syrup
· 1 part Pomegranate Juice
· 2 parts Club Soda
Method: In a mixing glass, shake all but club soda with ice. Serve over ice in a highball glass, top with club soda, lemon wheels and stir.
Supposedly Effen means smooth in Dutch but its close proximity to another word probably doesn’t hurt its reputation either. But, all kidding aside, the folks at Effen take their Vodka very seriously and the Vodka, itself, shouldn’t be overshadowed by its name.
Have you ever wondered why some people pick a whole lot of interest in taking Effen Vodka on warm summer afternoons, after a long day work, at parties of all varieties, among others? The reason is not farfetched from its thirsty quenching and refreshing nature. You have got to have a self-experience; we are sure you wouldn't want to be told about it!