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May 14, 2008 02:52 PM

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka

Has anyone tried this yet? If you're unfamiliar, it is a vodka distilled in South Carolina. It is sweet tea flavored and the tea is grown in SC as well. I was in Charleston a few weeks ago and had a drink @ SNOB made w/ Firefly madeira wine flavored vodka.

It's an interesting concoction. You can make a drink mixing equal parts tea vodka w/ spring water and a lemon wedge. It tastes exactly like iced tea. It's not "sweet" though but you can certainly add some simple syrup if you are a sweet tea fan.

At $6 a bottle it's worth giving it a try.

If you've had it, how do you use it? What drinks have you concocted???

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  1. interesting. I'll look for it at the liquor store. I'm a big fan of lemon vodka and sweet iced tea - so this would be right up my alley.

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    1. re: jeanmarieok

      It is very good. Only around SC or close areas right now.

      the sweet tea vodka is great on the rocks. Taste like sweet tea with lemon

    2. lol! i thought you actually came up with a science fiction infused vodka.
      alas, i haven't tried this. but if i do, i'm definitely making a cocktail in honor of the firefly series.

      1. I haven't had the tea vodka.. but I have hand a really delectable nice tea liqueur made in Argentina (by a distillery in Rosario called El Nono Don).. they make small batch liqueurs that are quite tasty.. including Dulce de Leche (caramel), Rosa Mosqueta (a wild rose that grows in the Andes mountains), and more.

        1. FYI, apparently the $6 price tag was a limited promotional price... I just went back for more and it was $20 bucks for 750ml. But the Firefly madiera wine flavored vodka is only $6 bucks. Cheers!

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          1. re: lynnlato

            sounds great, get it up north and I'll try it.

            1. re: jspear

              Yea, that's the trouble. I'm in PA for the holiday wknd and I had to bring up a few bottles for family. Hopefully, it will make it's way up to ya soon!

            2. re: lynnlato

              I went to the Firefly website, and I'm confused. There isn't any Madeira flavored liste but there is Muscadine wine flavored listed. That would be more in keeping with their Southern theme. I'll have to order some and try out a few ideas that I have for the Tea flavored.

              1. re: chazzerking

                You're correct, chazzerking. I made a faux pas. I meant muscadine, not madeira. Oops!

            3. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! This stuff is awesome...Just came back from Charleston and i brought back three bottles. this stuff mixed with REALLY good lemonade is GREAT!!!!!!

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              1. re: baldiboys

                I agree! I live in Greenville, SC. We mix it with a lemonade we get from the grocery store in the dairy section where juice is sold. The lemonade is called Simply Lemonade - it's not bad for a commercial lemonade. This mixed with the sweet tea vodka and plenty of ice is very refreshing!