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THL: What is it?
Tito's is known to many as America's first craft sipping vodka.
THL: Why should you try it?
It seems like every year a new brand of spirit is released to hails of “extraordinary” and “unique,” only to disappoint when its drinkers discover that it is simply one more odorless, tasteless alcohol otherwise known as vodka. Tito's proves a rare exception to this rule. Pot-stilled in the same way as the best single malt Scotches, Tito's is made from 100% corn and, of course, only in small batches. Unlike most vodka available in the States, the stuff is actually quite enjoyable on its own, up and chilled.
THL: Who makes it?
Tito Beveridge (his actual name) distills Tito's Vodka in Texas' first craft distillery since Prohibition.
THL: What does it taste like?
smooth, aromatic grains
THL: How should you drink it?
Tito's blends well into any and all vodka-based cocktails. But what sets Tito's apart is its ability to stand on its own. For that reason, I recommend to any and all vodka drinkers that they keep it simple, and try something like a Greyhound. It's just vodka and grapefruit juice, but the simplicity of the drink allows a person to enjoy the vodka and the cocktail. Not always easy with this particular spirit.
Why not try it in the most popular cocktail at what is often considered the finest cocktail bar in the entire world: Employee's Only. The Amelia: 1-3/4 ounce Tito's vodka, 3/4 ounce St. Germain, 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice, and 3/4 ounce blackberry puree.