Since our review of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, we’ve gotten tons of emails asking what the hell does one mix with sweet tea flavored vodka. I recently emailed the folks over at Firefly Vodka asking if they had any recipes they could share with us. As luck would have it they did in fact have a few tricks up their sleeve.
They sent me a fairly long list of drinks made with Firefly Vodka as the main ingredient, but I haven’t had a chance to try all of them yet. This is because I like to drink only one type of drink on any given day so I can get a feel for it. It helps ingrain the experience into my drink memory bank. If I were to try them all in one sitting I don’t think I would be able to discern between them when writing a review for each one the next day. Mainly because I’d most likely be shit faced and not remember what each one tasted like.
So what I’m going to do is post a Firefly Vodka Drink of the day every other day or so until I make it through the list. When I’m done I’ll rank them from best to worst. In the original Firefly post I used the recipe on the back of the bottle. 1 part Firefly Vodka, 1 part water, lemon to taste. I must say it tasted pretty much like grandma’s sweet tea, but this next drink takes Firefly to the next level.
The Firefly Spiked Arnold Palmer
This first drink is probably the easiest. One part lemonade and one part Firefly vodka. That’s it. Even a drunk could make this one and not screw up. I take that back. A drunk could screw up the lemonade so it’s best that you buy some pre-made stuff. I prefer Simply Lemonade which is made by the Simply Orange people. It has just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness.
The nice thing about this drink is that even if you put just a little Firefly to a glass of the Simply Lemonade, it still tastes like sweet tea, albeit sweet tea with a shit load of lemon in it. I however prefer mine mixed about 50/50. (Hey, I don’t have a lot of time to sit around waiting to get drunk) So if you’re going to experiment with Firefly Vodka I strongly recommend starting with this very simple and great tasting recipe.
Next up: The Firefly Southern Gentleman.
(Special thanks to Emily from Obviouslee Marketing for sending me the list of drinks)