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:
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 lemonade
1 lavender sprig
Add all ingredients in a Tito's Mason Jar with ice.
Stir and garnish with a lemon twist and lavender sprig.
Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
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.
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.”