This past month we had the absolute pleasure of having Sophie Parrott of The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. throw one of her fantastical tea parties for our founder Tito Beveridge in our renovated bus parked at our hometown office in Austin, Texas.
For this special gathering Sophie added some Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Texan inspiration to her fabulous drink recipes, and our friend and photographer Knoxy of Knox Photographics captured the beautiful tea party turned summer cocktail soiree perfectly.
See the recipes and more below:
Known as the King of Texas Western Swing in the 1940’s, Bob’s hit “The San Antonio Rose” inspired this fragrant and cooling cocktail for you to sip, and enjoy in the shade.
3-4 thin round cucumber slices
1 oz rose simple syrup
Rose Simple Syrup
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rose water (make sure it is okay for consumption, some are not)
Make the Rose Simple Syrup
Add sugar, water and rose water in a saucepan.
Heat until mixture boils, stir, and remove from heat.
Let syrup cool and store in a glass container.
Muddle simple syrup and cucumbers in a rocks glass.
Add Tito's Handmade Vodka and ice.
Top with sparkling water, stir and garnish with a cucumber slice.
Don those hats, and feel marvelous cheering at the races with this refreshing Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail. Or relaxing in the comfort of your home, watching the races. Both work.
1 oz sparkling white wine
1/2 oz apertif
1/2 oz grapefruit juice
small fresh grapefruit
Press two grapefruit slices into bottom of coupe glass.
Fill with a few ice cubes.
Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, grapefruit juice, and aperitif.
Fill with a few more ice cubes.
Top with sparkling white wine.
What's a better cocktail for this iconic 19th Century Austin sculptor to sip on her studio roof on a hot summer’s day? A cocktail with Tito's Handmade Vodka, of course.
1 oz honey lavender simple syrup
1 oz fresh squeezed lemonade
1 lavender sprig
Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tbsp lavender flowers
Make the Lavender Simple Syrup
Bring water and lavender to a boil.
Add sugar and honey, stir constantly until sugar is completely dissolved.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, allow to cool, strain into a glass container.
Store in refrigerator, it will keep for 1 week.
Add all ingredients in a Tito's Mason Jar with ice.
Stir and garnish with a lemon twist and lavender sprig.
This simple cocktail mixed with Tito's Handmade Vodka, wine, and hibiscus flowers is so elegant, you'll want to keep it in your cocktail rotation.
4 oz sparkling white wine
edible hibiscus flowers
Fill wine flute with sparkling white wine a third of the way.
Add an edible Hibiscus flower and a drizzle of the syrup the flowers comes in.
Pro-Tip: The more syrup you use, the sweeter the cocktail.
Top with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
About Sophie Parrott of the Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co.:
A former child performer in her home country of England, Sophie took to the stage when she was just four years old. A few years later, and after graduating with distinction from West Kent College’s performing arts program, Sophie auditioned for and was accepted into the prestigious and world-renowned Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, founded by Sir Paul McCartney and Queen Elizabeth II.
After stints working in movies and television in Hollywood and Colorado. 2011, Sophie moved to Austin, Texas where The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party Co. was born. Leveraging her creative and professional background, as well as her passion for baking and hosting parties, she creates one-of-a-kind, vintage-themed celebrations for friends, family, and fans in Central Texas.
About Knoxy of Knox Photographics:
“At Knox Photographics, we believe that a beautiful image is neither created, crafted, nor born. Rather, an alluring image is something that is captured. The appeal of any scene, whether of people, products, or a setting, is intrinsic.
"It merely requires the right eyes and hands to find, frame and feature the subject. A deft touch can draw out the subtle allure of a face, the easy grace of a well-crafted cocktail or the warmth of a dish.
"Knox photographics is dedicated to capturing the honest beauty in your most treasured scenes, and capturing them for promotion or personal keepsake.”