Make spirits merry & bright
Get into the spirit of the season with these tasty, easy-to-make, cold-weather cocktails from the good folks at Tito’s Handmade Vodka. They’re sure to impress the adults at your holiday gathering or can simply be savored solo on the couch, under a warm blanket and the twinkling lights of the decorated tree.
Tito’s Snow Day Sipper
Beaufort County has a nine percent chance of seeing snow every year. If it happens, bundle up, throw a log on the fire, turn up the thermostat and stir together this perfect cold-weather cocktail. Chocolate. Coffee. Tito’s. Toss in a few marshmallows to top off your mug, and you’ve got the ultimate way to spend a snow day.
2 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
4 ounces coffee
4 ounces hot chocolate
Directions Add all ingredients to your favorite holiday mug. Stir and garnish with a dash of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. Serve warm.
Pecan Pie Martini
Take a holiday classic and add a twist of Tito’s. With toasty pecans combined with a little bit of vanilla and a tiny dollop of golden honey, you’ve got a slice of pecan pie masquerading as a martini.
2 ounces toasted pecan-infused Tito’s Handmade Vodka (recipe below)
2 ounces half & half or non-dairy substitute
3/4 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Directions Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Pro-tip: Rim your glass with crushed toasted pecans.
Toasted Pecan Infusion
Sweet yet savory, this infusion will become one of your winter favorites. Let it sit at least two weeks to soak up all the nutty goodness.
750 ml Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 1/2 cup toasted pecans
Directions  Toast pecans in a 350-degree oven until they become aromatic (about 5 minutes.)  Let pecans cool, drop them into a resealable jar, and fill with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.  Store in a cool, dark place for 1 month, if you can wait that long.