The Dude Imbibes: A Tribute, Man.
This month we (the royal “we,” you know, the editorial…) are celebrating the movie The Big Lebowski. More publicly than other months, that is.
Why? Well, ya know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, but mostly just ‘cause it’s one of our favorite movies.
And because it’s a cult classic of heroic proportions.
And just because it provided an excuse to enlist one of our favorite mixologists, Brian Floyd, to create some delicious and photogenic new cocktails for us to share with you.
Also ‘cause it allowed us (for a while) to channel the Dude in meetings when responding to… almost anything.
Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.
This salute even runs deeper than our love for this incessantly quotable film:
It’s a toast to one of Tito’s favorite Austin institutions, Dart Bowl, and an ode to one of the coolest dudes of all time. We really like his style.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka has paid homage to this flick in the past — with party themes and isolated events — but in addition to these dedications, we wanted to create something without ties to a specific time and place. Something to return to every time it’s that time and place to pour a drink and dust off this classic… and you happen to be out of half & half.
On Fridays, in this month of June, we’ll be posting cocktails dedicated to The Dude on our @titosvodka Instagram, and sharing the recipes right here.
So keep coming back, man.
We’ll start now, with The Pomeranian, which is best enjoyed from a double rocks glass.
- 4 lime wedges, plus more for garnish
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- .5 oz pomegranate juice
- lime, for garnish
Muddle 4 lime wedges with triple sec and Tito’s Handmade Vodka in a cocktail shaker. Shake 4 times, and dump in its entirety into a double rocks glass. Top with pomegranate juice. Garnish with lime.
Hey, careful, man, there’s a “Beveridge” here!