Tito’s Handmade Vodka was first brought to my attention by a guest in the hotel that I currently bartend at. Being a huge fan of Austin and a regular visitor, I just knew that I would like it by default but I couldn’t have known how popular it would become with my customers! After 12 years behind the bar, I think the secret to staying happy and keeping people drinking at your bar is to have fun and make people smile! I’m lucky enough to work at a place that allows me to experiment and play, so I came up with a few cocktails that are relatively simple but unique. I’ve enjoyed watching my hometown of Minneapolis embrace new food and beverage experiences, and I’m happy to bring a little bit of Austin into the mix!
About Rachel Hager
Favorite Tito's Recipes
” I named most of my cocktails after Minneapolis related things, and of course Prince and the movie Purple Rain cannot be left out!” -Rachel Hager
(in a collins glass over ice)
1 1/2 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka that has been infused over night or longer with a cup of pineapple and sliced fresh jalapeno (to taste)
3 oz of Stirrings Pomegranate juice
Top with lemon lime soda and garnish with fresh pineapple and a jalapeno slice
Glass may vary depending on preference.
1 1/2 oz of Tito’s Handmade Vodka
2 fresh strawberries or 2 tbs of fresh strawberry puree
3/4 simple syrup
Pinch of fresh mint leaves
1 tsp (or dash) of Monin’s ginger syrup
Muddle strawberries, mint and syrups, add ice and vodka, shake vigorously and pour into glass.
Top with soda water and garnish with strawberry and mint.
2 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
3/4 oz B&B
dash of Angostura Bitters
1tsp agave syrup
squeeze of fresh lemon
2 1/4 oz freizenet cordon negro brut or other sparkling wine
Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka, b&b, bitters and lemon in mixing glass, shake and pour into chilled martini glass.
Top with sparkling wine and garnish with lemon wheel. This cocktail is like a cold and bubbly toddy!