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This Company Is Proving That Joy Is All About Paying It Forward

August 1, 2019
Senior Branded Content Editor
By Krista Soriano
Senior Branded Content Editor
Krista Soriano is the Senior Branded Content Editor at mindbodygreen.
Image by Miachel Breton / Contributor
August 1, 2019

It was pouring when we arrived in Austin, Texas, to visit the Tito's Handmade Vodka team, and the rain barely let up the whole time. But, in the midst of their joyful culture, the weather was the last thing we noticed.

The company recently finished building a 14-acre farm near the Tito's distillery, with the goal of making fresh produce available for the workers. This inspired the team at the company's HQ to come up with a similar idea for their own space, which is situated on a dead-end street in an industrial lot of office buildings, 10 or so miles from the distillery. It's not quite 14 acres, but, spoiler: Their project is so cool. And we got to join the team as they upgraded their weekly office Happy Hour into a next-level Harvest Happy Hour.

Watch Part II of The Joy Project below (if you missed the first one, you'll want to catch up here) to see what's possible when a workplace prioritizes well-being. And scroll down for the three amazing recipes for the team's garden-fresh cocktails using their new seasonal bounty.

Tito's Garden Party


  • 1½ oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz. sparkling water
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish


  1. Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a glass with ice.
  2. Top with sparkling water.
  3. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh rosemary.



  • 1½ oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 1½ oz. sparkling water
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 6 to 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Lime slices for garnish
  • Fresh mint sprig for garnish


  1. Muddle mint leaves in a shaker tin.
  2. Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, sugar, fresh lime juice, and ice. 
  3. Shake well and pour everything into a glass. 
  4. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a fresh mint sprig and lime slices.

Spicy TitoRita


  • 1½ oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • ½ oz. orange liqueur
  • 1½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 3 slices fresh jalapeño
  • Lime slices for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice.
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Krista Soriano
Senior Branded Content Editor

Krista Soriano is the Senior Branded Content Editor at mindbodygreen. She holds a B.A. in journalism with a minor in communications from Messiah College, graduating summa cum laude. She has written and edited lifestyle content for over 15 magazines and websites, including ELLE, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, and DuJour. At mbg, Soriano helps our partners—which include non-profits and Fortune 500 companies—tell their stories, covering everything from the future of regenerative agriculture, ethical banking, and the endocannabinoid system. She lives in New York.