Summer. When the drinks get colder, the music gets louder, the nights get longer and life gets better. Too bad your boss didn’t get the memo.
Seriously though. There’s nothing worse than trudging into work while the sun shines and cocktails go un-drank. It really makes you wonder why we waste summer break on kids. I mean, it’s not like they spend all day scrolling through Insta working hard to support themselves. Plus, they can’t even drink.
In fact, while you check out these summer cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, we’ll be working on a petition for an adult summer break. #freethegrownups #summerisfordrinking
Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade
Whether you’re day drinking at the beach or partying poolside, summertime is the right time to get Saucey with a Tito’s Strawberry Lemonade.
1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
4 oz lemonade
5 fresh strawberries, sliced
Lightly muddle strawberries into a glass. Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka, lemonade and ice.
Stir and garnish with a lemon or strawberry.
The only thing better than a summer cocktail is a summer poptail. Made with frozen watermelon, mint and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, blend up a batch of Watermelon Poptails for a refreshing summer treat.
1 cup Tito’s Handmade Vodka
4 cups frozen cubed watermelon
4 mint sprigs
1 pinch lime zest
2 tbsp agave nectar (or to taste)
1 cup ice
Combine Tito’s Handmade Vodka, frozen watermelon, mint leaves, fresh lime juice (use a few limes for juice and others for garnishes), lime zest, agave nectar, and ice in a high-speed blender.
Serve in copper mugs with lime wedges and mint leaves. Can be enjoyed by spoon or straw.
Makes 4 drinks or about 12 popsicles.
If you don’t have time to freeze your watermelon, you can use the same amount of watermelon and add additional ice until your drink reaches a frozen sorbet-like consistency.
If adults did have a summer break, we’d spend it getting Saucey with Tito’s Poolside.
1 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1/2 oz black raspberry liqueur
1/2 oz peach schnapps
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz orange juice
1 oz fresh sour mix
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a pint glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange slice.