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Cucumber Sweet and Sour

  • EFFEN Cucumber
  • Cocktail hour
  • Citrusy
Long, luscious and oozing with crisp flavor; this sweet and sour drink is a cooler with clout. Defined by smooth EFFEN Cucumber Vodka it has a unique zesty floral edge.
Kiwi sweet sour drink with EFFEN Cucumber Vodka, maraschino liqueur, kiwi and fresh lime juice.


1.5 part EFFEN Cucumber Vodka

0.75 parts Freshly squeezed lime juice

0.5 parts Maraschino liqueur

4 fresh kiwi wheels, peeled

2 spoons of sugar

1 kiwi wheel with skin on

1.5 oz EFFEN Cucumber Vodka

0.75 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice

0.5 oz Maraschino liqueur

4 fresh kiwi wheels, peeled

2 spoons of sugar

1 kiwi wheel with skin on

45 ml EFFEN Cucumber Vodka

25 ml Freshly squeezed lime juice

15 ml Maraschino liqueur

4 fresh kiwi wheels, peeled

2 spoons of sugar

1 kiwi wheel with skin on

How to make



1 kiwi wheel with skin on



Add the rest of the ingredients and shake vigorously for 7-8 seconds



Leaving the mix unstrained, pour into a rocks or old-fashioned lowball glass. Garnish with a kiwi wheel

A sweet and sour drink with accents of cucumber and kiwi

The drinks equivalent of yin and yang; sweet and sour flavors offset each other in sublime style. They just work together, effortlessly. Every. Single. Time. Our sweet and sour cocktail mix is a citrusy cooler with a bright energizing kick. Sweet sticky notes of Maraschino liqueur mingle with tart freshly squeezed lime and refreshing kiwi.

Cool as a cucumber

We created this kiwi cocktail with EFFEN Cucumber Vodka as the super crisp base. Beyond smooth in texture it makes the ideal backdrop for the Maraschino liqueur. Distilled from Marasca cherries (aka Morello cherries) it has an inimitable sour taste that’s bitter, yet balanced. Zesty kiwi keeps everything in check and affirms its identity as a summer cooler. Sip it on the deck with a plate of barbequed shrimp or dancing with friends on the beach at sunset.

Pro Tip

Muddling: Decoded

Muddling is a pro mixologist’s term. In short it means to crush fruit, sugar or herbs (like the kiwi fruit in this Cucumber Sweet and Sour recipe) to intensify flavors and help them mix more easily with alcohol. The key here is to use a sturdy glass or cocktail shaker and press down firmly on the ingredients with the muddler, using a twisting motion. When muddling herbs go easy on them; a heavy hand will kill the flavor.

Making a mudldling is an essential for every good cocktail.
Shake, stir, sip: enjoy a moment of pure pleasure

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