November 21, 2008

Firefly Friday.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 11:11 pm

Being a regular ol’ guy, I’m often made happy by little things

I made it through a particularly taxing week, and on the way home from work I was considering what libation would be a good way to get my cosmically twisted badself perpendicular to the center of the earth. Even though the liquor cabinet closet in the House by the Parkway contains quite an array of grown-up treats, nothing was coming to mind.

I knew that I was fresh out of Three Olives Chocolate Vodka, Triple Espresso Vodka and even of Three Olives Watermelon Vodka (more on that another time). An excellent bourbon (I have several) might be nice, but I wanted something over ice (clear ice, of course), and the bourbons I have should only be imbibed neat.

By the time I arrived home, I had pretty much decided on a Zyr Vodka (a most excellent adult bev) on the rocks. When I opened the freezer for some ice (clear ice, of course), I saw my only bottle of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka tucked away under a bag of frozen string beans. There was still some left. I had forgotten it was there. SCORE!!! Zonker, the former blogger, and all around good guy, knowing I am a Yankee with the soul of a Southerner, had gifted me with the bottle when I was at Eric’s last month.

It is a perfectly wonderful drink.

Youse guys who live south of the Mason-Dixon Line should know that “sweet tea” is largely unknown in places like Jersey. If you were to order a glass of “sweet tea” here, the waitress, while secretly wondering which nuthouse you escaped from, would scratch her big hair and deliver to your diner table a glass of weak iced tea and point you towards the sugar bowl. Our loss, for sure.

Anyway, Firefly combines the best of sweet tea and vodka in a one-size-fits-all package. One must approach it with caution, for, like chocolate vodka, it doesn’t taste like booze, even though it is nothing but booze. If you find yourself saying, “Hmmmm, this is delicious” more than three times, you’re probably well on your way to being in some deep stumble around shit.

So, back to tonight. I poured several drinks over ice (clear ice, of course) until I squeezed every last drop out of what was left in the bottle. I celebrated each sip and lamented laying the bottle to rest in the recycle bin.

The bad news is that you can’t buy the stuff in Jersey, Of course, that means that the next time I find myself down South, in addition to eating a shitload of biscuits and gravy (We don’t have that here either), I’ll have to pick up a case or two of Firefly.

If I really like you, I might share, but don’t count on it.


  1. Can I just second that recommendation on the sweet tea vodka? A friend was gifted a couple of bottles last weekend. That stuff’s sneaky…I was a long walk down the goofy path before I’d even realized it….

    Comment by Tommy — November 22, 2008 @ 2:39 am

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, Jimbo. Remind me and I’ll bring some more with me the next time I head up your way.

    Comment by zonker — November 22, 2008 @ 5:07 am

  3. …. it is illegal to mail booze via UPS, right?…..

    Comment by Eric — November 22, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  4. Why not open a small liquor store, Jimbo? I’m sure you know the right kinda wise guys to pay off for a liquor license. Talk about recession-proof business and a semi-retired lifestyle.

    I still have a small bit of Firefly left. Even where I live, I have to drive into the big city north of here to hunt it down. And besides, it’s too freakin’ cold to consider Sweet Tea.

    This line is golden, btw: a good way to get my cosmically twisted badself perpendicular to the center of the earth. Pure gold!

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — November 22, 2008 @ 9:32 am

  5. I am SO scorin’ a case of that stuff to bring with me when I move back north.

    Never in my life have I heard of Sweet Tea Vodka, but now? I need it. I need it like I need air.

    Holy Moly! Where I have BEEN all my life?!?!?!

    Comment by Tammi — November 22, 2008 @ 11:56 am

  6. As I recall, I damn near finished the bottle that Friday night in Tennessee. And numerous times uttered the famous last words: “It doesn’t even taste like alcohol.” The next morning, it sure as shit felt like alcohol.

    Comment by Erica — November 22, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

  7. Uh,I have a few cases left from the summer festivals.

    Comment by james old guy — November 23, 2008 @ 11:04 am

  8. New Jersey
    Fedway 973.624.6444 local distributer

    Comment by james old guy — November 23, 2008 @ 11:06 am

  9. james o.g.

    Hmmm, I’m going to give that a shot. The Firefly website suggests no availability in Jersey. I hope you’re right!


    Comment by Jim — November 23, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

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