Tito’s Vodka recipes to help you get through the Holidays

Spending the holidays with the entire extended family can be a challenge. Take the edge off with these tasty and festive recipes infused with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Tipsy Marbled Gugelhupf

Nothing is more gorgeous than a scalloped bundt cake during the holidays, and many of the traditional German bundt cakes you see are loaded with spirits. The alcohol bakes off in the oven, but the sugar in the cakes absorbs all the liquid, leaving you with a sinfully moist treat.

4 tablespoons Tito’s Handmade Vodka
2 1/4 cups Blackbird Bakery Cake & Muffin Blend
4 eggs, yolks separated
1 1/4 cups sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1/2 cup water

Directions [1] Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat the inside of a 7.5” x 4” (10 cup) bundt pan with non-stick spray. [2] Beat the egg yolks, lemon zest, sugar and 2 tablespoons Tito’s Handmade Vodka until pale and creamy. [3] Sift the Blackbird Bakery Cake & Muffin Blend together with the baking powder. Alternating with the half and half, add the sifted flour and baking powder to the yolk mixture and mix on medium until the batter is very smooth and well combined. [4] In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and 2 teaspoons sugar until glossy peaks form. Fold into the batter. Spoon half of the batter into a separate bowl. In a measuring cup, whisk the cocoa powder with the instant coffee. Zest the orange into the cocoa powder. Stir in the water and remaining 2 tablespoons of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mix until smooth. [5] Spoon a small amount of the blonde batter into the bottom of the pan. Then add a layer of the chocolate batter. Repeat until all of the batter has been used. The cake will marble as it bakes. [6] Bake for 30 minutes, rotate the pan and bake for 30 minutes more. The cake is done when it pulls from the sides of the pan and a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. [7] Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then invert on a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with freshly whipped cream.

Christmas Lights Out

Start your holiday off with a little something extra. After all of the presents are wrapped, treat yourself to some whiskey business.

3 ounces Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 ounce maple syrup
1 splash low-fat milk (or non-dairy substitute)

Add all ingredients (except milk) to a rocks glass with ice. Top with a splash of milk.

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