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How to Make the Summer's Best Poolside Cocktails

Summertime is hot...we're talkin' sizzling hot, and we have a few recipes to cool down with.

Here in our hometown of Austin, Texas, summertime temperatures reach past 100 degrees... and that's not counting the humidity. To survive these scorching months, we pride ourselves on being poolside pros, always having sunscreen and a Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktail close by, of course.

We've got a few Tito's recipes to enjoy the next time you go for a swim: the Tito's Poolside, Root Beer Float, and Watermelon Poptails. Our poptails are fun and easy to drink, the Root Beer Float is a Tito's twist on a classic, and if its name isn't a hint already, the Tito's Poolside is a cocktail made for days spent hanging by the pool.

As long as you've got a bottle of Tito's, a pool, and sunscreen you'll be set... but a pool-lovin' pup is sure to take any party to the next level.

No matter where you are, mix up our poolside cocktails all summer long with the recipes below. Cheers!

Tito's Poolside

Swimming pool not included.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.

  • Shake and strain into a pint glass over fresh ice.

  • Garnish with an orange slice.

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Watermelon Poptails

When the sun's beaming high in the sky, grab one of our watermelon poptails to beat the heat. A boozy treat that will cool you off in no time.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen cubed watermelon (preferably frozen overnight if making the sorbet version)

  • 4 mint sprigs

  • 1 pinch lime zest

  • 2 tbsp agave nectar (or to taste)

  • 3 limes

  • 1 cup ice

  • Notes

  • You can use the sweetener of your choice, simple syrup would work fine as well. Another option would be to omit any sweetener if you prefer your drinks on the less sweet side, as watermelon is fairly sweet on its own.


    If you’re in a pinch for time and didn’t freeze your watermelon, you can yield similar results by using the same amount of watermelon, simply add additional ice until your drink reaches a frozen sorbet-like consistency.

  • Directions

  • Combine Tito’s Handmade Vodka, frozen watermelon, mint leaves, fresh lime juice (use a few limes for juice and others for garnishes), lime zest, agave nectar, and ice in a high-speed blender.

  • Serve in copper mugs with lime wedges and mint leaves. Can be enjoyed by spoon or straw.

  • Makes 4 drinks or about 12 popsicles.

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Tito’s Root Beer Float

We’re adding a twist to this classic summer refresher. Spice (or spike) your float up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka. It's like the cherry on top.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Pour Tito's Handmade Vodka into chilled mug.

  • Top with root beer, add a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

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