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The EFFEN Vodka Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail

EFFEN Vodka Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail 194x300 The EFFEN Vodka Spiced Pumpkin CocktailBy David Nepove – National President, U.S. Bartender’s Guild

For the Fall Holidays, pumpkin cocktails are the perfect way to enjoy the falling leaves and carved pumpkins.  Actually, if you’re girlfriend asks you to carve pumpkins with her, you might need a cocktail to make it through this experience with some of your manhood still intact. Try the Effen Vodka Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail.  Effen Vodka is made from premium wheat from Northern Holland, pure spring water, is distilled more than any other vodka and five times filtered.  Effen is a very good vodka in a straight martini or in cocktails.


1½ parts EFFEN® Vodka

2 parts Pumpkin Mix (see recipe below)

¾ parts Pasteurized Egg White


Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake thoroughly.  Strain and pour into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with floating cream with grated vanilla and nutmeg.


Pumpkin Mix

8 parts Canned Pumpkin

8 parts Freshly Pressed Apple Juice

4 tablespoons of Pumpkin Spice

8 parts Spiced Syrup (recipe below)


Method: Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix together.


Spiced Syrup

8 parts Water

8 parts White Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

4 Whole Cloves

1 Star Anise

1/8 tsp Ground Allspice or 5 Whole Allspice Pods



Combine all ingredients, except sugar, in stove-top pan and bring to a boil.  Turn

off heat, add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.  Strain all particles and

refrigerate.  Spiced Syrup will last up to two weeks.


About David Nepove – National President, U.S. Bartender’s Guild

David Nepove brings 23 years of spirits experience and a wealth of industry knowledge to the bar.  He currently serves as National President of the U.S. Bartender’s Guild (USBG), the largest network of professional bartenders setting the standard for the profession throughout the country, as well as the Director of Mixology for Southern wine and Spirits of California.  Additionally, he is one of the founders of the USBG’s renowned San Francisco chapter.

David grew up in the restaurant business, which fuels his enthusiasm for simple cocktails that inspire both experienced and novice bartenders.  His passion is helping bars craft cocktails with a purpose.  Through subtle, fresh solutions his meaningfully designed drinks enhance the entire cocktail experience.


EFFEN® Vodka, 100% neutral spirits distilled from wheat grain, 40% alc./vol. (80 proof) and Black Cherry, Dutch Raspberry and Cucumber Flavored Vodkas, 37.5% alc./vol. (75 proof)

© 2011 EFFEN Import Company, Deerfield, IL




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2 comments to The EFFEN Vodka Spiced Pumpkin Cocktail

  • Victoria

    THIS WAS NOT CREATED BY DAVID NEPOVE. This is a blaten stolen recipe stemmed from an Original recipe created in 2007.


    WGM Reply:

    Hi Victoria,

    Can you post a link of the original recipe? Thanks!


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