SOURCE: Firefly Distillery

April 12, 2011 10:19 ET

Firefly Sweetens Your Kentucky Derby Day

Add Sweet Tea Cocktails in Your Parlay

WADMALAW ISLAND, SC--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Here's a twist on Derby day, make your cocktails the Charleston way. Kentucky is not the only place where they celebrate the Derby. People around the world gather to watch "the fastest two minutes in sports" and when it comes to Derby parties, Charleston runs a close second. That's why Firefly is ready to take the reins and head to the winner's circle of cocktail creations!

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The Charleston Julep
- Always in the money!
Fill a tall glass half full with crushed ice, mix in 2 parts Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon and 1 ounce of simple syrup. Fill glass with crushed ice and top off with fresh mint.

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The Sweet Old Fashioned -
wins by a nose!
In a double old-fashioned glass combine an orange slice, cherry, 3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters, 1 teaspoon water and ½ teaspoon superfine sugar. Muddle ingredients then fill the glass with ice cubes. Stir in 2-½ parts Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon.

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Mo-Tea-To -
bet the exotic!
Muddle some mint leaves and a little lime juice in a glass, add ice, add half Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, and half club soda, mix, and ENJOY!

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Skinny Fly
- the fillies' odds-on favorite!
1 part Firefly Skinny Tea Vodka, 1 part spring or flavored sparkling water, Lemon Twist

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Firefly Island Tea
- the long shot!
1 part Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Sweet & Sour mix, Splash of soda. In a tall glass over ice mix...

For more Derby fun, send us your party ideas and see how your favorite stands among our champion cocktails. Cast your vote on our facebook fan site: Have a happy Derby, "On the Fly!"

Firefly Distillery is located on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, thirty miles south of Charleston, and is the largest distillery in the state. The distillery currently offers Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Firefly Skinny Tea, four Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Flavors: Lemon, Raspberry, Mint and Peach, Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon and Firefly Handcrafted Vodka. Remember -- This ain't your grandma's sweet tea! For more information, visit

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Toast the Derby On the Fly Charleston Style!

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