We all need a drink.

Mercury is in retrograde! Eff everything! Everyone swear a bunch!

Sometimes you can change a bad day into a good one by having a good talk with friends. Sometimes you can turn a bad day into a good one with a cocktail. Sometimes you just need to drink a cocktail while cursing and attempting to seduce people, and sometimes, those are the best days of all. The people at EFFEN Vodka provided us with a few recipes for you to try:

EFFEN® Cucumber Basil Temptress
1 ½ parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
¾ part Simple Syrup
3 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 ½ parts Club Soda

Method: Combine all ingredients, except club soda, to a cocktail shaker over ice. Strain into a highball glass with ice. Add club soda and garnish with cucumber and basil leaf.

EFFEN® First Glance
1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Vodka
3/4 part Aperol® Liqueur
3/4 part Grapefruit juice
1/2 part Fresh Pomegranate juice
1/2 part Lemon juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
2 parts Prosecco

Method: Shake all except Prosecco with ice and strain into a wine glass filled ice cubes and Prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist or lemon wheel.

EFFEN® Spicy Romance
1 1/2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
3/4 part DeKuyper O3 Orange Liqueur
3/4 part Fresh Pomegranate juice
1/2 part Lime juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Dash of Angostura Bitters or Fee Brothers Whiskey Bitters

Method: Shake all with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. For a little more romance, add a splash of Champagne. Garnish with a thin sliced lime wheel floating on top

Go. Try them immediately. Right now. At 11:00 in the morning. This is what summer tastes like.