Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The House Wine of the South

Here's a recipe for success: sweet tea and vodka. In one bottle.

South Carolina's own vodka distillery has made a splash-- as evidenced by today's article appearing in the NYT's Dining section: "A Southern Twist: Tea Infused Vodka." ["The house wine of the South is how Dolly Parton's character in Steel Magnolias describes" sweet tea.]

Can't wait to mix a "Mo-tea-to"-- that's Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka over ice, lime juice, mint leaves and soda water.

One word of caution, though. If you're going to grow your own mint-- and fresh mint leaves MAKE a mojito-- grow it in a container. Even then, watch it-- mint has been known to scale walls and leap over pots. Mint is one of those plants with LEGS-- invasive doesn't even begin to describe it. Plant mint in the garden and you're gonna MOW it. And no one wants a MOWito, right?


  1. Mindy, I saw this today in the paper and thought I'd died and gone to heaven! How could I have missed this beverage?? I'll be going BACK to the store tomorrow just for this. I can definitely bike this home...

  2. Yep, it ushers in spring quite nicely.


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