An Effen good cocktail
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 (7:36 p.m.)
Now that’s an Effen good cocktail!
Design and functionality merged June 23 during Effen vodka’s intimate gathering at Vdara. The premium Holland vodka garners its name from the Dutch word for “smooth,” though the spirit’s patented rubber sleeve kept the bottle from slipping out of mixologists’ hands while doubling as an insulator.
Of the four cocktails highlighted, Manuel Lopez’s City Sparkler was a refreshing favorite. Four muddled raspberries were combined in a shaker glass with half an ounce of fresh lemon juice, a quarter of an ounce of pineapple juice and a quarter of an ounce of rock candy simple syrup. One and a half ounces of Effen vodka and ice then are added, shaken and strained into a champagne flute. The City Sparkler is topped off with Brut champagne and garnished with lemon zest.
Vdara Hotel & Spa is an internationally inspired all-suite hotel and spa designed for those who love the excitement of Las Vegas but prefer to enjoy it in an exclusive, non-gaming, smoke-free setting.
The holistic spa, luxurious pool and intimate meeting space combined with a sophisticated vibe at Bar Vdara and a casual eatery and marketplace at Market Café create a warm and inviting environment within this AAA Four Diamond hotel.
Located between ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio, Vdara offers access to all of the entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife at CityCenter and in Las Vegas, while also providing a retreat from it all.