Monday, July 7, 2008

A Bottle Full of Trouble

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.

(I couldn't find a good image of the bottle, so I "Photoshopped" this image to get the point across)

I am not sure how many people have tried this product, but after having yesterday, I can't seem to say enough good things about it. Basically, it is a tea infused vodka that is made right here in Charleston. While I am certainly one of the first to be skeptical of flavor-infused liquors, and of vodka in general, I must say that this stuff is fantastic. I tried it yesterday mixed with lemonade and it was great. That is, great in that troublesome way that you can't even taste the alcohol. And, coming in at a quite respectable 70 proof, after two or three of those drinks, things are likely to start becoming a little blurry.

The bad news is that, according to an article I read, it is currently only available in South Carolina, Nevada, Colorado and New York. However, it is supposed to be shipping more widely later on. Just because you live in one of those states, though, doesn't mean that you are going to be able to get your hands on a bottle right away. I just got back from the liquor store and the guy told me that he got six cases in on Friday and that they were already gone. He's getting six more cases in tomorrow, I will definitely be stopping by on the way back from work. Also, I am suspecting that it will be a frequent guest at many Clemson football games this fall.


The Duck said...

Just make an icepick, tea and vodka.

Good stuff and I enjoy your blog. Please write more.

trip said...

Well, of course that sounds like the easy solution, but I'm not convinced that just iced tea and vodka wouldn't just end up tasting like boozified sweet tea; I think it would lack that special "something" that makes this Firefly stuff so great.

Tucker said...

I'm skeptical, but if it involves liquor and tea I'm game. Just so long as they don't do a rap video.

Kim said...

Hmmm, might have to try that instead of vodka and cranberry at the old tailgate (cue Smokey and the Bandit music for trip to SC to pick up a few cases).

Of course, Tech's home schedule stinks this year, so we'll probably be drinking coffee because all the games will start at noon.

Maybe next year.

Paul Pincus said...

terrific weblog.

trip said...


If you come up to Clemson for the Clemson/Tech game, I'm sure you'll be able to swing by the liquor store to pick up a bottle or two.

Mr. Pincus,

Thank you, sir.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

ummm...i want to know where i can find this goodness in the CO. I think you lied about Colorado. After, they don't even have sweet tea here (except for a few select bbq joints).