Hey, Tito, Fetch Me a Cocktail; Good Boy!

Written By Scott Joseph On August 26, 2016

CCI Titos

If you’re in the market for for some good vodka, wait until Tuesday to buy it. From August 30 through October 3, purchase Tito’s Handmade Vodka from any ABC Fine Wine & Spirits store throughout Florida and Tito’s will donate $1 for every bottle sold  to Canine Companions for Independence. CCI, one of my favorite organizations and one I’ve been honored to be associated with, trains puppies to help people with disabilities. By assisting with chores that most of us take for granted — turning on a light switch or pulling off socks at bedtime, for instance — these amazing dogs allow people to live independently. And probably happier for the companionship of a dog, as any dog lover could tell you.

And that’s where Tito’s comes in. The Austin based distiller is marketing itself as the “Vodka for Dog People. “Very smart, but it does make one wonder what the vodka for cat people might be. I shall not speculate.

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Part of the vodka-maker’s mission reads: “Since the beginning, as we have worked with Tito to bring his dream to life for 20 years, we have been committed to rescuing and protecting the animals that have come into our lives, often serendipitously — many of whom now thrive alongside us at our distillery and our office.”

So if you’re someone who enjoys a cocktail and a wagging tail at the same time, you might want to make a Tito’s purchase at ABC (750ml and 1.75L bottles qualify) between those dates. Maybe make a Greyhound (vodka and grapefruit juice).

I just might name my next dog Tito. Instead of Smirnoff.

This article has been modified to clarify that the donation of $1 for every bottle of Tito’s sold will be made by the distiller. 


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