Tito’s Handmade Vodka

The Best Bloody Mary

The title of this post is “The Best Bloody Mary”! Although I have little experience drinking these, I did make a gazillion of them as a bartender and certainly served just as many as a waitress. I have only recently tried the Bloody Mary myself. It is truly an acquired thing, much like a good Scotch. But I digress. . . this Bloody Mary is quite good and is the best in my book. It’s quite flavorful with just the right amount of spice!

Kick off your Sunday morning brunch with a round for everyone. You’ll thank me later!

Live it up and drink it down!

The Best Bloody Mary
 
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Recipe type: Libations
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 6 ounces Tomato juice
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon Olive juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4-6 shakes Tabasco
  • pinch celery salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • lime juice
  • coarse sea salt
  • various veggies for garnish
Instructions
  1. Dip pint glass in lime juice. Roll in coarse sea salt. Fill glass with ice.
  2. In a shaker, add a few cubes of ice. Add all ingredients (minus the toppings) and shake to combine.
  3. Strain into the pint glass. Garnish with chosen veggies!

 

It’s Refreshing

Long Island Tea

Who doesn’t love iced tea? So, then you must love a Long Island Tea!  This is the best cocktail and the cure for your summer time thirst (just kidding on that last part). Just be careful as it is loaded with liquor. And they do go down quite easily!

I remember a day when I would hang at the Spinnaker and would order these by the buckets. Yes, back when they had bucket drinks. They may still have them, I don’t know but it was always fun to get a bucket and head down to the beach and share with your friends or share one during a Ladies Night. Yes, Ladies Night – ah, the memories (and yes, I can still remember the fun times we had).

If you have a well stocked bar, you’ll likely have all the ingredients. And if you don’t, it’s worth stocking your bar for!  Be sure and drink these at home as you will be quite tipsy from just one!

Live it up and drink it down!

Long Island Tea
 
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Recipe type: Libations
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ ounce Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • ½ ounce Rum
  • ½ ounce Gin
  • ½ ounce White tequila
  • ½ ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce Sweet and sour
  • 1 ounce Cola
  • Lemon slice for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix over ice.
  2. Cover and shake.
  3. Pour into a Collins or hurricane glass, top with a splash of cola for color.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice.

 

A Classic

At some point in my life, I acquired a taste for martini’s.  Not just any martini but a most delicious and delightful martini.  There are differences if you’ve never had one.  Always ask for a “delicious and delightful martini” when ordering at the bar!  And at the end of a long work week, a martini is just what I would prescribe.

Back some years ago I found this coffee table book in a store in Virginia Highlands.  I had to get it and I’m so glad I did. What a great read full of historical facts about the martini The Martini Bookfrom it’s inception until today.  It’s quite interesting and I highly recommend it!  I still pick it up and thumb through it sometimes.  In my eyes,you can never learn enough about the drink that is often called, “the first and only real cocktail”.

The recipe below is for what I call a Classic Martini.  For those folks who are martini connoisseurs, including myself, it is a known fact that a true martini is made with Gin.  I just happen to prefer Vodka so if you do like Gin, then rest assured your martinis will be true Classic Martinis.

Or you can try James Bond’s martini, called the “Vesper” and combine both Vodka and Gin.  That recipe is 3 ounces Gin, 1 ounce Vodka,1/2 ounces blond Lillet and a large thinly sliced lemon peel.  Pour the liquid ingredients into an ice filled shaker, shake, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add the lemon peel and keep your eyes peeled for enemy agents!

Remember, shaken not stirred!!

Live it up and drink it down!

A Classic
 
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Recipe type: Libations
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • ½ ounces Martini and Rossi Vermouth
  • Olives or Lemon Twist
Instructions
  1. Combine Tito's Homemade Vodka and vermouth in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into chilled martini glass.
  2. Garnish with olives or lemon twist.

 

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