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Want to Make a Drink: 11 Ideas for Tito’s Cocktails

Vodka is a great liquor to use whenever you make cocktails. If you get a good brand, it has little to no flavor of its own, which means it won’t overwhelm a drink and you can mix it with almost anything. If you don’t know how to make a proper cocktail, you can try mixing something with vodka and you’re likely to have a decent drink.

However, if you have a good vodka, like Tito’s, you don’t want to waste it by just mixing it with anything. These 11 Tito’s cocktails will help you finish off the bottle.

About Tito’s

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Tito’s is a corn vodka, which allows them to make the vodka and sell it for pretty cheap. It is also often considered economically viable because they use a type of corn that is really only used for feeding animals.

The corn base also means that Tito’s is gluten-free. It is American-made and based out of Austin, Texas. It was started not all that long ago, with the first batch being created in 1995.

Tito’s stands out for another reason as well, which is that they don’t heavily promote their brand. You may have walked through a liquor store at some point to see all sorts of labels and bottle shapes and colors. These are designed to attract buyers and trick them into thinking it is a quality vodka.

Tito’s doesn’t bother to do this. Their product is relatively simple, with just a basic glass bottle, and brown label. Even their cap isn’t much, as it isn’t decorated or made to be a bold and bright color.

Despite not going hard to bring in customers, Tito’s has managed to attract a lot of Americans. The taste kept them as customers, claiming Tito’s was the only brand they trusted and the only good vodka, especially for the pretty modest price.

It has worked out well for Tito’s, as their sales projection doubled in five years, and their growth doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

11 Cocktail Ideas Using Tito’s

Cocktail Ideas

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1. Simple Tito’s and Soda

If you want a simple drink, you can’t go wrong with a vodka soda. Mix a shot and a half with four ounces of sparkling water, and you have a drink. You can use other waters as well, if you want, such as seltzer, mineral water, and even tonic water.

You can also add a splash of citrus to make the drink a little more refreshing. Add a lime or a lemon wedge to the side of the glass or a splash of the juice into the drink.

2. Vodka Lemonade

Vodka lemonades are another simple option. Just take any lemonade you have lying around, and mix four ounces of it with a shot and a half of your Tito’s vodka. Store-bought and homemade lemonade both work great.

You don’t have to stick with traditional lemonade either. Tito’s works well with anything fruity. Get a flavored lemonade like strawberry or raspberry, or limeade, or throw in a few pieces of fresh fruit to your drink.

If you are adding fruit, you can muddle it before you add the ice or liquids to enhance the flavor and let it permeate throughout your drink more.

3. Cranberry and Limoncello Cosmo

If you like tart, bright drinks, then a cosmo flavored with lemon and cranberry is a drink you may enjoy. This one requires a couple of ingredients you might not have at home, such as cranberry juice and limoncello. If you want your drink to look nicer, you can also buy a few fresh cranberries to add to the mix.

You will need 2 ounces of Tito’s, 1 ounce of limoncello, and 2 ounces of cranberry juice. Mix the three liquids together, and you have a fruity and slightly sour drink. If you are making these drinks for friends or family and want them to be just a little fancier, add a wedge of lemon, some fresh cranberries, or a sugar rim to finish off the drink.

4. Elderflower and Strawberry Mojito

If you like mojitos, but want something more than just a basic mojito, consider a strawberry and elderflower mojito. You’ll need mint, basil, strawberries, simple syrup, soda water, lime juice, and elderflower liqueur to make this drink.

Muddle all of the herbs and fruits together in the bottom of a glass to enhance the flavor and smell. You will need at least one mint leaf, one basil leaf, and one strawberry, but you can add more if you want.

Then you will mix the liquids. You will use an ounce and a half of Tito’s, three-quarters of an ounce of the simple syrup and the lime juice, and a half ounce of the elderflower liqueur. Pour it all together into a glass with some ice. If you want, you can add club soda to dilute to a desired level and add carbonation.

It’s a fruiter and stronger version of a mojito that makes it an excellent option for a summer drink, or to use leftover berries you may have in your fridge.

5. Watermelon and Ginger Vodka

Do you want a drink that embodies the essence of summer? You’ll want to mix your Tito’s vodka with watermelon juice, ginger beer, and lime juice. Whether it is the dead of winter or a rainy and cloudy day, one sip of this drink will instantly transport you to a sunny, warm summer day.

Fresh watermelon juice is best, but you can use store-bought juice in a pinch. You will want two ounces of watermelon juice and two ounces of your favorite ginger beer. Mix it with an ounce and a half of vodka, and a splash, or about half an ounce, of lime juice. Pour it over ice and you have the perfect summer drink.

If you want a bit of sweetness, you can also add a sugar rim to your glass, or turn it into a mule with a bit of mint muddled into the drink. You can also swap out fruits if the watermelon isn’t your favorite, such as pomegranate. If you want to dilute it a bit, you can add more ginger beer to suit your preferences.

6. A Christmastime Drink

Is it nearing the holidays, and do you want something to represent the winter and cheerful holiday? A splash of orange juice and a pinch of nutmeg can make a drink instantly feel like it belongs on a cozy winter evening when the snow is falling.

For this drink, you will want to have some ginger beer, orange juice, and nutmeg along with your vodka. If you want, you can pull out your copper mule mug to pour this into.

Mix up one and a half ounces of Tito’s vodka with three ounces of ginger beer, a half ounce of orange juice, and a pinch of nutmeg. You can either mix it well so the nutmeg breaks up and mixes into the drink, or just sprinkle the nutmeg on top so you get a whiff of the spice whenever you take a sip.

If you want to be a little more on the fancy side, you can add an orange slice as well.

7. Vodka Hot Chocolate

Do you want a holiday drink that is more suited to the cold weather than orange juice and ginger? A vodka hot chocolate with coffee is a great option. You will use four ounces of both hot chocolate and hot coffee, and mix it with two ounces of vodka.

The best part about this drink is that you can fit it to your needs. Use white, milk, or dark hot chocolate, and any kind of coffee you like. Flavored coffees go well with this drink, if you have a flavored coffee you got as a gift and you don’t know what to do with it.

You also can change up the ratios of hot chocolate and coffee. Besides the vodka, you need a total of eight ounces. If you want just a splash of coffee, look at doing six ounces of hot chocolate and two ounces of coffee. If you don’t like coffee, just add all hot chocolate, or do mostly coffee with a splash of your favorite creamer flavor.

To enhance the drink, you can also add a cinnamon stick and some nutmeg. This drink is meant to be served warm, so make sure your coffee is heated first, or that you don’t cool the drink down too much with a creamer.

Want to feel like a little kid again, despite having your adult beverage? Add some whipped cream on top and cocoa or cinnamon powder sprinkled over it.

8. Vodka and Caffeine

Do you need a little pick-me-up at the end of the week? Consider a mix of coffee and vodka. This drink comes in a couple of variations. You can keep it simple with two ounces of vodka and two and a half ounces of cold brew coffee.

Or, you can make a bit more like a proper cocktail by substituting a half ounce of vodka with a half ounce of creme de cacao. The creme de cacao gives the drink a hint of chocolate and a sweeter finish than if you just used coffee and vodka.

If you like a mix of chocolate and orange, add an orange slice on the side as well, but that isn’t always everyone’s favorite mix. You can also make it a creamy drink by adding another half ounce of creamer, half-and-half, or milk.

9. Saketini

Can’t decide between having a drink of sake, or something with vodka? You can have both with a saketini. You’ll want to use a dry sake, and you need a half ounce of it. You will also need three-quarters of an ounce of both lime juice and simple syrup, and an ounce and a half of vodka.

To finish the drink you will want three mint leaves and three slices of cucumber. To start, you’ll muddle the mint and cucumber into a shaker or your glass. Then pour in all your liquid and some ice.

This drink is meant to be shaken and then strained into a martini glass.

10. A Valentine’s Day Drink

If you want a drink to impress your date on Valentine’s, look at a drink with rose, lemon, and vodka. This drink works well stirred or shaken, so you can make it with whatever equipment you have.

You will need one ounce of both limoncello and vodka, and a half ounce of rose syrup and lemon juice, and then you will stir or shake them together. This drink makes a pretty orange-pink color that will impress anyone, and it has a fruity, floral, and tart taste to satisfy the palate.

11. Green Tea and Vodka

Nothing beats sweet tea and lemonade during the summer months. Recreate that feeling as an adult beverage with this drink. You’ll need to plan this one in advance if you want the best flavor since sun-brewed green tea is better.

Put a couple of green tea bags into water and set the brew in the sun. After the green tea soaks in the water, you can put it into the fridge and let it cool down.

While you are making sun-brewed tea, you can also make a honey simple syrup, which is just like regular simple syrup, but with honey instead of sugar. You will just mix one part honey into one part warm water and stir until the honey dissolves.

Once your green tea is ready, you will want two ounces of Tito’s, a half ounce of the honey simple syrup you made, and three-quarters of an ounce of fresh lemon juice.

You’ll mix those ingredients, and then top it off with however much green tea you want.

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