Drink Recipes: Early bird specials

While some early birds are busy chasing the worm, more laid-back locals are reaching for a morning cocktail. Enjoy your mornings to the fullest with these early-riser recipes from the team at Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Whether you drink Bloody Marys, mimosas or coffee to start your day, we’ve got you covered. Here are three good reasons to get up early. 

Tito’s Early Bird

It may be 5 o’clock somewhere, but this cocktail pairs well with any time of day. Combine your favorite sparkling wine, earthy sage and a splash of the good stuff for decadence in a drink.


1 ounce Tito’s Handmade Vodka

2 ounces sparkling wine

1 ounce grapefruit juice

1/4 ounce lime juice

1-2 sage leaves, garnish 


Add all ingredients to a flute and garnish with sage. 

Tito’s Trail Blazer

The Tito’s Trail Blazer is perfect on a chilly night by a campfire or wrapped in a blanket under the starry sky. Or, even better, sip it in the morning as you lounge around your campsite. 


1 1/2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka 

1 instant coffee packet 

1 instant hot chocolate packet 


[1] Bring water to a boil and make instant hot chocolate and coffee, stir often. [2] Remove from heat. [3] Add Tito’s Handmade Vodka and mixture to a mug. [4] Stir and enjoy warm. 

Bloody Mary Mix

Is brunch even brunch without a Bloody Mary prelude to your eggs Benny? A dash of spice, a splash of savory, tangy tomato juice and enough garnishes to last ‘til lunch, this homemade mix is made for mornings; just add vodka. 


4 ounces tomato juice 

1 dash Worcestershire sauce

1 dash hot sauce

Horseradish, to taste

Squeeze fresh lime juice

Fresh cracked pepper


Combine all ingredients in a glass with ice. Top it off with your favorite garnishes. 

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