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FireFly Sweet Tea Vodka

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Thursday, October 9, 2008 1:28 PM

AURAPTOR

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http://www.cocktail.com/tasting/offtheshelf/FireFlySweetTea.htm

FireFly Sweet Tea Vodka
April 2008


Charleston South Carolina based FireFly Distillery recently launched a new flavored spirit, Sweet Tea Vodka. This new distillation, made from five-time distilled muscadine grapes, is handcrafted in small batches and infused with American tea grown on Wadmalaw Island and sugar cane grown in Louisiana







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Thursday, October 9, 2008 1:53 PM

NVGHOSTRIDER


!!!WANTZ!!!



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Thursday, October 9, 2008 3:07 PM

FREELANCERTEX


that. is. AWESOME. and I'm not legal yet @_@

could get the boyfriend to procure some for me though... ^_^ jk *shifty eyes*


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Friday, October 10, 2008 2:00 AM

AURAPTOR

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Now, I can't vouch as to the quality of this here hooch, but I'll give my best report as soon as I can hunt some down.



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Friday, October 10, 2008 3:26 AM

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May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


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Originally posted by nvghostrider:
!!!WANTZ!!!





That makes two of us NVG!



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Friday, October 10, 2008 4:05 AM

KC5F


According to their website I could buy it locally on my way home from work. Just don't seem fair, though, does it, that I don't drink... But it's sure a pretty bottle!

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Friday, October 10, 2008 5:30 AM

NVGHOSTRIDER


Available in Nevada. YAY!!!!!!



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Friday, October 10, 2008 5:36 AM

MSB


Well I've had their wine and it was fab so I'm betting the vodka is good:)
You know if you can buy it locally you could do a brisk business in online sales to those who can't:)

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Friday, October 10, 2008 7:15 AM

FREELANCERTEX


http://www.fireflyvodka.com/index.cfm?Section=1&page=3

muahahahahaha

go to the 'where to buy' section and it'll tell you what states they sell it in.


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Friday, October 10, 2008 11:24 AM

TRAEVYNN


Gorramit! Nothing on the West Coast! Guess I'll be making a trip to Colorado...

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Friday, October 10, 2008 12:10 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


Quote:

Originally posted by Traevynn:
Gorramit! Nothing on the West Coast! Guess I'll be making a trip to Colorado...




On your way there , you could stop in Nevada and pick up a bottle...

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Friday, October 10, 2008 12:27 PM

FREELANCERTEX


true, XD might save u the extra distance.


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Friday, October 10, 2008 3:13 PM

AURAPTOR

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Found it! And the bottle looks even more shiny than the photo. It was right up front, so well hidden that I walked right past it! Gonna try the recipie from right there on the back label.

1/2 Firefly Vodka
1/2 spring water over ice ( Filtered Atlanta water will have to do )
Garnish w/ a twist of lemon. ( Hee hee, got that right after I got me the bottle! )


Back in a bit with a review.



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" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Friday, October 10, 2008 4:35 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


How much did you have to pay for it ?

I was out for some tequila a little while ago , and the Firefly 'Sweet Tea' was pricey...

Oddly though , they didn't have the original muscadine-infused variety...

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Friday, October 10, 2008 4:52 PM

AURAPTOR

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$18.99 per bottle.



It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Friday, October 10, 2008 5:15 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


That's better...

We've got some high alcohol taxes around here...

The best deals I recall on distilled spirits were in California...I've got some buds there , one of them will hook me up !

Let me know how you like that stuff , once you get into it...

It is a pretty bottle...

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Friday, October 10, 2008 5:26 PM

FREELANCERTEX


AUraptor i am SO JEALOUS!! how is it?


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Friday, October 10, 2008 5:27 PM

AURAPTOR

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Hmm...I wonder what it taste like with some flavored Vitamin water.



It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Friday, October 10, 2008 5:34 PM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by freelancertex:
AUraptor i am SO JEALOUS!! how is it?




Well, it's definitly tea-ish....and they didn't skimp on the vodka. But being a beer guy by nature, I think my taste buds need a bit of re-calibraing.


Did I mention I prefer my tea sweet......VERY sweet ?

More testing tomorrow.



It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Friday, October 10, 2008 5:59 PM

NCBROWNCOAT


If you like your drinks sweet, try some scuppernong wine. It's a type of muscadine grape and is native to NC, SC, and Virginia. It's really sweet and sneaks up on you.

If you're a pirate or crew on a pirate like spaceship you might like this from a local winery:

http://www.duplinwinery.com/index.php?page=wines&wines=8&parent=1&wine
name=Queen%20Anne%C2%B4s%20Revenge


FYI, the Queen Anne's Revenge was Blackbeard's flag ship and the wreck was found several years ago just off the NC coast.

http://fireflyfaninnc.livejournal.com/








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Saturday, October 11, 2008 1:49 AM

AURAPTOR

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Just to clarify, I like my TEA sweet, not so much on the sugary sweet adult beverages.



It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 1:54 AM

NCBROWNCOAT


Me too. Not much of an adult beverage drinker period but I think I will buy a bottle of Firefly vodka just for the label. And the website said t-shirts etc were coming soon.

http://fireflyfaninnc.livejournal.com/








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Saturday, October 11, 2008 3:15 AM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by ncbrowncoat:
Me too. Not much of an adult beverage drinker period but I think I will buy a bottle of Firefly vodka just for the label. And the website said t-shirts etc were coming soon.





I wonder if anyone over at the distillery has any clue of what sort of potential customers they have w/ us Browncoats. Certainly, the color of the bottle and the art work sure fit near enough.





It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 4:09 AM

FREELANCERTEX


well start writin em XD or sending pictures of their beverage at a Browncoat party lolz. (jk)

the bf refuses to go in search of Firefly for his Browncoat gf :'( and I have a year till I can legally purchase it >< not much of a drinker anyway, but c'mon, it's Firefly vodka XD


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Saturday, October 11, 2008 4:55 AM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by freelancertex:


the bf refuses to go in search of Firefly for his Browncoat gf :'( and I have a year till I can legally purchase it >< not much of a drinker anyway, but c'mon, it's Firefly vodka XD




As Mal said, "wouldn't be a thing
in the 'verse could stop
me from
"... makin' my Browncoat GF happy.

That being said, until further review, the bottle seems to be about the most appealing thing for me. Not being a coneseur of finer distilled drinks that don't make ya go blind, this stuff is potable, but not one of the finer things I've tasted. But I'm willing and able to give it another try.

And anther. And another.....

What ever it takes.





It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 6:14 AM

FREELANCERTEX


well see he's not a fan of Firefly, and no matter how hard i try i can't make him into one cuz he's well...sheltered (this kid has never ever seen a single star wars film, and blatantly refuses for no reason whatsoever). so, chances are i'll have to buy it myself. next october -_-


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Saturday, October 11, 2008 8:40 AM

SHINYSAHARA


It sounds like its better than Mudder's Milk!

Or maybe that'll be coming out soon... ooh.


"Your mouth is talking. You might want to look to that."

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Saturday, October 11, 2008 12:32 PM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by ShinySahara:
It sounds like its better than Mudder's Milk!

Or maybe that'll be coming out soon... ooh.


"Your mouth is talking. You might want to look to that."



Yeah, it's decent enough. Tried it again w/ out so much vodka in it, and it was better tasting. Good sippin drink.





It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Sunday, October 12, 2008 3:35 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


Quote:

Originally posted by freelancertex:
well see he's not a fan of Firefly, and no matter how hard i try i can't make him into one cuz he's well...sheltered (this kid has never ever seen a single star wars film, and blatantly refuses for no reason whatsoever). so, chances are i'll have to buy it myself. next october -_-




You need a new boyfriend , sweetness !

Send pics...Bet you're good-lookin' !

Get yourself legal !


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Sunday, October 12, 2008 4:00 PM

FREELANCERTEX


ha, not that good lookin.

i'll get legal when i turn 21 next october.

and no, im not getting a new boyfriend, i love this one too much :-P despite his flaws, he knows i have flaws of my own, and he has to live with them :-P


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 7:50 AM

FREELANCERTEX


ok *unkills thread*


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:19 PM

CALIFORNIAKAYLEE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
This new distillation, made from five-time distilled muscadine grapes, is handcrafted in small batches and infused with American tea grown on Wadmalaw Island and sugar cane grown in Louisiana.

Gorramn it, who puts sugar in vodka?? Wtf, seriously people.

Well, that's one vodka this vodka-freak definitely will not be drinking. Shame given the reference.

Seriously, wtf?

~CK

You can't take the sky from me...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:36 PM

FREELANCERTEX


"Vodka may be distilled from any starch/sugar-rich plant matter; most vodka today is produced from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye or wheat. Among grain vodkas, rye and wheat vodkas are generally considered superior. Some vodka is made from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes, sugar beets and sometimes even byproducts of oil refining or wood pulp processing" (wikipedia)

so, might they just be using it with the grapes in the distilling process? it is *sweet* tea vodka after all :-P sweet tea is uber sweet


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:33 PM

NCBROWNCOAT


Muscadine grapes are super sweet anyway. If you've ever had any muscadine or scuppernong (a type of muscadine grape native to NC,SC and southern VA) wine you'll think you're drinking sweet juice then Whoa Nelly! it hits you.

I was allowed to sip it as a young person by my grandmother at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was considered a "ladies wine" and was also served with dessert. There are several wineries around here that make a very good muscadine wine but none of them have branched out to vodka.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 3:36 PM

FREELANCERTEX


well arent sweet wines considered dessert wines anyway for that reason?


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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 12:08 PM

CALIFORNIAKAYLEE


Meh, the way I read "and infused with American tea grown on Wadmalaw Island and sugar cane grown in Louisiana" it sounds like they make the vodka, then put tea and sugar in it. If it's sweeter than normal vodka, it's not just sugar being used in the fermentation, it's sugar added afterwards, the way you would pour those little packets of sugar into your ice tea at a restaurant.

Beyond my own medical restrictions against processed sugar, sweet vodka just seems wrong to me. I guess I'll be sticking the to classics. /Shrug

~CK

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 6:12 PM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by CaliforniaKaylee:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
This new distillation, made from five-time distilled muscadine grapes, is handcrafted in small batches and infused with American tea grown on Wadmalaw Island and sugar cane grown in Louisiana.

Gorramn it, who puts sugar in vodka?? Wtf, seriously people.

Well, that's one vodka this vodka-freak definitely will not be drinking. Shame given the reference.

Seriously, wtf?

~CK

You can't take the sky from me...



That's not MY quote, and the sugar is for the TEA, genius.



It is not those who use the term "Islamo-Fascism" who are sullying the name of Islam; it is the Islamo-Fascists. - Dennis Prager


" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Thursday, October 16, 2008 10:52 AM

CALIFORNIAKAYLEE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
That's not MY quote, and the sugar is for the TEA, genius.

/facepalm

Right, I know. I quoted your post that started this thread. I assume you got the quote from the official webpage or something, but it's at the top of the thread so I quoted it so that people would know what the hell I was talking about. Didn't mean to imply that you cooked that one up on your own.

And second, I know the sugar is for the tea. That's what I'm complaining about! They added sugar to vodka, thereby making it no longer vodka. It isn't vodka anymore, it's tea-flavored Smirnoff Ice.

Some people CAN'T have sugar. Some people prefer to mix their vodka with other things, like cranberry juice, orange juice, tomato juice, olive juice, etc etc. My complaint was that this company took a perfectly good vodka -- not to mention a perfectly good name -- and ruined it by putting sugar in it!

Seriously, sugar is in frickin everything these days. I would like to be able to at least join my fellow Browncoats in a glass of FireFly vodka but I can't because these idiots put sugar in it. Oh well, sucks for me. Like I said, I won't be buying it.



~CK

You can't take the sky from me...

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Saturday, October 18, 2008 1:32 AM

WENDYPOPS


I bet this stuff will never reach England...

I'll just make my own and call it whatever i want and draw pretty pretty labels.

Screw paying someone else for it!

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