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Sweet Tea Vodka Introduced

23 Jul

Firefly Distillery near Charleston, SC has recently introduced a sweet tea and a muscadine vodka. Haven’t tried either yet, but it all sounds like something we would enjoy. Our friend John T. Edge recently wrote about these products on his Gourmet.com blog spot. He recommends adding lemonade to the sweet tea variety to create what he calls a “drunken Arnold Palmer.” Good one, John T.

You can visit Firefly’s web site at www.fireflyvodka.com for more information. We are going to try to find the product and give it a whirl. I noticed that Republic National Distributing out of Tampa (just an hour north of us) is now carrying the Firefly brands.

Here is a picture of Firefly’s very quaint distillery in South Carolina

Watermelon Mojitos

23 Jul

WATERMELON MOJITOS

Juice of 1/2 lime
8 to 10 sprigs fresh mint
4 to 5 chunks fresh watermelon, chilled
1 ounce simple syrup, chilled
1 1/2 to 2 ounces lite rum
Club soda

Pour or squeeze lime juice into the bottom of a highball. Add mint leaves. Muddle mint and lime juice for a few seconds. Add watermelon and muddle again. Add simple syrup. Fill glass to the top with ice. Add rum and finish with a squeeze of lime. Garnish with mint and a lime wedge. With a straw or teaspoon, gently stir ingredients in the bottom of the glass and serve.

The above recipe comes from our friends at DELTA magazine. It is published in Cleveland, MS — in the heart of the magical Mississippi Delta. We invite you to learn more at www.deltamagazine.com.