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March 4, 2009

The Dinah Shore.

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I read about Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka a few months back and gave a cursory browse through the local shops and couldn’t find it. Jenny at the Making of a Foodie blog reminded me to look again. Now it’s everywhere, or at least Lukas Liquor Superstore, Gomer’s Midtown & Cosentino’s Downtown Market. If you haven’t tried it, it’s pretty darn good stuff. Ladybird and I were brainstorming cocktails for it in the car on the way to our favorite Midtown Indian eatery this afternoon. Here’s our riff on the Arnold Palmer, the Dinah Shore.

In a double old-fashioned filled with ice, pour half Firefly & half Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade. Stir & serve. Frankly delicious. I look forward to garnishing with some mint when spring arrives. And enjoying it around the pool this summer. Sure it’s a kiddie pool and there will be 2 or three greyhounds lounging in it and I doubt we’ll have a hot cabana boy to deliver drinks to me as I lie in my Martha Stewart for Kmart lounge chair, but it’ll be fabulous nonetheless.

Also, at Cosentino’s I noticed Sweet Carolina’s Sweet Tea Vodka (at a lower price point) and Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Liqueur. I’ve tried Jeremiah Weed’s original bourbon liqueur, and while it may be a favorite of the flyboys, it’s certainly not one of mine. Pass, thanks.


  1. Half and half–Those are proportions I can live with!

    Comment by DLC — March 5, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

  2. http://www.presentmagazine.com/full_content.php?article_id=2018&full=yes&pbr=1

    Sweet Tea Vodka – A Summer Sipper for All Seasons

    We linked to this blog entry and included your recipe. Cheers.

    Comment by Pete Dulin — March 16, 2009 @ 5:49 am

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