Tito's Time: Winter Warmer

December 9, 2016

Winter Warmer (and Vanilla Infusion)


  • oz vanilla-infused Tito's Handmade Vodka (see recipe below) 
  • oz spiced honey syrup (see recipe below) 
  • oz fresh lemon juice (do not use juice from concentrate) 
  • oz hot water 


Mix all ingredients in a mug or similar container (adding the hot water last), and stir. Serve with a lemon wedge and a cinnamon stick.  
Vanilla-infused Tito's Handmade Vodka recipe 
 4-5 whole vanilla beans (split open to expose the flavorful seeds inside)  
1 liter bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka  
Take a swig from your bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka (to make a little room), and add vanilla beans. Leave at room temp for 5-7 days, shaking the bottle once a day or so to agitate the infusion. If the vanilla is too strong for your taste, add more vodka. If you'd prefer more vanilla flavor, either add another bean and infuse for another 5 days, or cheat and add a few drops of real (not artificial) vanilla bean extract. This infusion will keep for a very, very long time.  

Spiced Honey Syrup recipe 
1 cup of honey  
¾ cup of hot water  
3-4 shavings of orange peel without the pith that are about 1 inch in width (They're called horse-collar twists to the bar world. Use a peeler for these; its easier than a knife.) 
2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches long)  
15-20 whole dried cloves  
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, heat until mixture simmers, stir, turn off heat and let steep for 1-2 hours. Pour entire mixture into a glass bottle for storage and store in the refrigerator. Strain as you add the syrup to a cocktail. 


Each Friday, Steve Suter will feature another Tito's cocktail during Tito's Time...4:50pm on Fridays! He'll also tell you how to win your own free bottle of Tito's Handmade Vodka to try these recipes. Get details here!