I received a suggestion from a reader to review Tito’s Handmade Vodka. He said all other vodka was swill compared to Tito’s. I decided I should find that vodka as soon as I could. It took awhile, but I finally got my hands on Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
According to the website, they’d rather spend money on developing the vodka than marketing. That shows from the utter lack of advertising and simple packaging. While it won’t make them a ton of money, I appreciate the goal of the company. The laid back attitude of the Austin, Texas based distiller is right up my ally.
I wasn’t expecting anything, but I was floored by this vodka. The shot, even warm, is completely neutral. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is simply ethanol and water. The only taste is the standard ethanol burn. The shot went down smooth and required no chaser. Tito’s vodka achieved the goal of making a vodka even girls could drink straight. This is a wonderful shooting vodka.
The Mixed Drink
I mixed Tito’s Handmade Vodka with Simply Orange Juice. The screwdriver is what you’d expect if you were mixing water with your orange juice instead of vodka. The vodka doesn’t alter the flavor at all beyond making the orange juice taste diluted as though you left ice cubes sitting in it.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is vodka at its finest. It is perfect for sipping or mixing. Even at double the price, Tito’s would still be worth every penny. If you can buy Tito’s Handmade Vodka in your area, you should be drinking it.