Happy Hour: Celebrate National Vodka Day With Two Cool Cocktails

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These two 50 Cent- and P. Diddy-approved drinks are about to make your Tuesday a little happier.

It's not like cocktail lovers need an excuse to break out their favorite distilled beverage. Jennifer Lawrence, Kris Jenner, Robert Pattinson and Chelsea Handler (who has spoken openly of her preference for Belvedere) all have gone on the record expressing their affection for vodka.

P. Diddy and 50 Cent are both proud owners of vodka companies, Ciroc and Effen, respectively. So, why not use today, National Vodka Day (Oct. 4), as an excuse to sip like your favorite celebs?

Below, watch as we use both Ciroc and Effen's newest flavors to create two easy cocktails in honor of this very important holiday. Cheers!


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Effen Green Apple Mule

1 part Effen Green Apple Vodka

2 parts Ginger Beer

Juice of 1/2 of a lime

Method: Squeeze the lime half into a copper mug filled with crushed ice and drop in the squeezed lime. Add vodka and ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and apple slice. 

Ciroc Mango Loco

1.5 oz. Ciroc Mango

3 oz. lemonade 

Method: Pour lemonade and Ciroc into a cocktail shaker and mix well. Pour mixture over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge.