Tito's Smash Hit
Inspired by a man who was anything but boring, the Tito's Smash Hit is sure to break you out of your normal cocktail routine and really shake things up. Rosco Gordon brought Memphis Blues to record players across the country, breaking up the status quo, breaking through barriers, and introducing a new sound. So, break away from your usual, toss in a few blues, and sip a drink that's doing things differently.
Recipe creation, musician research, and storytelling courtesy of Spatchcock Funk
3 oz fresh blueberries (or frozen, if you want it icy)
2 oz sparkling water
1/2 oz simple syrup
3 sprigs of fresh mint (1 for garnish)
Drop Tito's Handmade Vodka, blueberries, and 2 sprigs of mint into the shaker (the way Rosco dropped records).
Take the muddler and smash everything up.
Add simple syrup, and shake.
Pour into a glass over ice.
Top with sparkling water.
Garnish with the remaining mint sprig and a couple blueberries.