Firefly Vodka Daily Palmer

pink lemonade

Punxsutawney Phil is full of crap. That’s right, I said it. Groundhogs have no business predicting the weather. This little self righteous butt hole comes out of his little house, looks around and then tells everybody we’re going to have 6 more weeks of Winter. Granted, it was 17 degrees here in Florida on Groundhog Day, but it’s been in the 70’s and 80’s all week and the trees are blooming. Spring is well on it’s way here in Florida, and that means it’s time to break out the Firefly Vodka and spend some lazy afternoons on my back porch watching the sun go down.

I was introduced to Firefly last summer and have since done a few posts on the unique tasting vodka from South Carolina. Today I pulled down a bottle from my shelf and decided to try a new Firefly recipe. I’ve had it straight up. I’ve had it with water and lemon. And I’ve made a Spiked Arnold Palmer. All were very good and tasted just like sweet tea with a twist.

Most of the recipes I have for Firefly call for things like Gran Mariner and Cointreau. I didn’t have any of those, nor was I up to going to the store. I dug around until I found all the ingredients to make a variation of the Spiked Arnold Palmer called The Daily Palmer. And luckily it only has two ingredients. Firefly Vodka and Pink Lemonade. Fortunately I had some Country Time Pink Lemonade mix that wasn’t too far out of date.

I made the pink lemonade according the the instructions on the can. Once I had a gallon of sweet, pink lemonade I made The Everyday Palmer according to the instructions on my recipe card. 1/2 Firefly Vodka, 1/2 pink lemonade over ice. God I love these guys

I took my Daily Palmer to the back porch, propped my feet up, enjoyed the squirrels and drank one of the best tasting alcoholic drinks I’ve ever had. As with the other Firefly drinks I’ve tried, this one tasted just like sweet tea, but with a kick. However, I don’t think I’d drink this in public because last time I checked manly men don’t drink pink drinks. So if you’re a dude who wants to try a Daily Palmer, be sure to have a red Solo cup handy.


  1. says

    I love firefly and couldn’t agree more. Probably the best new drink to come on the market in quite a while. And honestly, this post describes exactly how i drink it, although i bump it up to about 2/3 firefly and 1/3 pink lemonade. Keeps that pink color down if you’re concerned about that sort of thing. Also, if you’d like a better term for them, rather than a “spiked arnold palmer,” we call this drink the John Daly. Enjoy! :)

  2. Ashlie says

    Best mixed drink ever!

    This drink has become my “perfect for any time” drink. First thing in the morning at work, as soon as I come home, all day Saturday etc.


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