In the age of the coronavirus, companies are taking misinformation seriously, and Tito’s Vodka wants to be sure you don’t think their vodka is a hand sanitizer substitute.
Different companies are doing different things in reaction to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Starbucks is no longer allowing personal-use cups, and Lush has opened its stores to anyone who wants to wash their hands.
Tito’s Vodka has had to take a different approach to handling the outbreak. In fact, the brand had to take to social media to let people know that no, vodka does not make an effective hand sanitizer.
In a Twitter post, a fan of the spirit brand sent a (hopefully) joking tweet about washing their hands with the vodka to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In a kind fashion, Tito’s explained to the customer that its vodka does not reach the standards given by the CDC for hand sanitizer:
Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC. Please see attached for more information.
Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol. Tito's Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC. Please see attached for more information. pic.twitter.com/J5ifkV3Jah
— TitosVodka (@TitosVodka) March 5, 2020
If, however, you do plan to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution, Tito’s might come in handy—just not as hand sanitizer. Instead, keep Purell handy and try making your own cocktail for your at-home entertainment.
And, hey, while we’re talking about Tito’s. . . if you need a little pick-me-up to put a dent in your coronavirus anxieties, you should absolutely check out their page dedicated to how much they love dogs—the cuteness is just what you need.