Tito's, Hot n' Buttered
- 2-3 oz vanilla infused Tito's Handmade Vodka (see recipe)
- 2 Tbsp spiced butter batter (see recipe)
- 2 oz hot water
Cut off a disc about 2 tablespoons worth of the butter batter and put in a mug. Pour 2-3 oz of vanilla infused Tito's into each mug. Top with boiling water (about 2 oz or so), stir well, and serve immediately.
Vanilla-infused Tito's Handmade Vodka recipe:
3 whole vanilla beans (split open to expose the flavorful seeds inside)
750 mL bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka
Put whole vanilla beans in the Tito's bottle, pouring out a little bit (drink it, don't throw it out) to make room for the beans if necessary. Recap and leave at room temp for 5-7 days, shaking the bottle once a day or so to agitate the infusion. If the vanilla is too strong for your taste, add more vodka. If you'd prefer more vanilla flavor, either add another bean and infuse for another 5 days, or cheat and add a few drops of real (not artificial) vanilla bean extract. This infusion will keep for a very, very long time.
Recipe for the Spiced Butter Batter:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
generous pinch of ground cloves
pinch of salt
In a bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. While still soft enough, roll the entire mixture (on a cutting board) into a "log" about 1.5-2 inches in diameter. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator to harden the rest of the way. Mixture can also be frozen in the plastic wrap for long-term storage.
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