The Fourth of July celebrates our independence, and at Bella we love being independent. That’s why we love Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and are sharing some of his great recipes this Fourth of July. Self-taught, self-made and selfless describes Bert “Tito” Beveridge, as he worked single handedly to start Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Without an existing model, Tito picked up books and began research on how to create his own micro-distillery.
Tito’s tenacity and no frills marketing has paid off! Pure like Tito’s Handmade Vodka: word of mouth and good merit has empowered Tito to deliver hand crafted vodka across all fifty states and beyond. Tito has become a pioneer in the industry and remained on top of the ever growing market. Tito’s HandmadeVodka was awarded 95 points by Wine Enthusiast and recognized with the “UCC Chairman’s Trophy” for World’s Best Vodka Tonic at the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge. The success of Tito’s American Dream is realized on his love for hand crafted vodka and the basic principle…
“I listened closely to the advice of those who advised me to start small, saying, ‘Try to own your hometown, then, if you do that, try to own your home state, then if you do that, try to own your home country,’” recalls Tito.
That being said, Bella invites you to try these top Tito’s Handmade Vodka Cocktails to celebrate this Fourth of July. Whether you’re sitting on a yacht for the East River Macy’s Fireworks, on a balcony overlooking the Liberty State Park Fireworks in view of the Statue of Liberty, or even your own back yard… these Tito Handmade Vodka Cocktails will sure bring the “spirit” to the celebration!
1 1/2 oz Tito’s Vodka
3/4 oz Paula’s Texas Lemon or other limoncello
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh limejuice
3 ripe strawberries
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle strawberries and simple syrup. Add Tito’s, limoncello, lime juice and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or serve over ice in a small rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and a fresh strawberry
Tito’s Lonestar Lemonade
1 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 oz. Limoncello
1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
.5 oz. Agave Nectar
1 ea. Lemon Squeeze
Fill a mixing glass to the rim with ice. Add Tito’s, Limoncello, Sweet&Sour.
Squeeze a lemon wedge into the mixing glass and then discard. Shake three times and pour into a sugar rimmed Poco Grande glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge
Liberty Lemon Fizz
1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Add Tito’s and fill the rest of the glass with Italian lemon soda. Rub a basil leaf in your palms to release oils and place in the glass as a garnish as well as a lemon wheel if you wish.
1.25 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
2 oz Fresh Watermelon Juice
.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Combine Tito’s, Watermelon juice, and lime juice in glass with ice. Stir to combine in a Double Rocks glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime slice.
1 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
.5 oz. Chambord
3 oz. Sweet & Sour
Squeezed lemon wedge
Dash of Grenadine
In a Double Rocks glass stir to combine all ingredients. Garnish with a lemon wheel.