If there’s one thing that screams “summer” in the South, it’s a hot day cooled off by a sweet tea or lemonade. The folks over at Firefly Distillery know a little something about that, as the creators of the world’s first Sweet Tea Vodka. Mixed with lemonade, we all know this is a staple of summer afternoons. Whether you want to mix one up at home, or sip spirits straight from the makers, you have both options here in Charleston!
Recently relocated to North Charleston along the Noisette Creek, the newly built Firefly Distillery is an experience all on its own. Charleston’s oldest working distillery continues to make great spirits, from their iconic Sweet Tea Vodka to their distillery speciality bourbon, Firefly distills more than 25 spirits. Open 12 – 6pm, Monday through Saturday, you can unwind after work, enjoy live music on the weekends or say “I do” under the Spanish moss.
TOURS & TASTINGS
Currently offering self-guided tours, you can get a glimpse of the history of Firefly and spirits in South Carolina, see how their specialities are made and sample six of the 25+ spirits including flavored vodkas, moonshines, rums, whiskey and bourbon. Their Tasting Room featuring a 4-sided copper bar is a site all on it’s own!
LIVE MUSIC & FOOD TRUCKS
The distillery has food trucks onsite every Friday and Saturday with live music on the Front Porch every Saturday! Head over, stock up on Firefly Spirits, grab a cocktail and some awesome eats from a different truck every weekend. Feel free to bring a blanket and your favorite lawn game to socially distance out on their Field! Check out the full food truck and music schedule here!
ENJOY FIREFLY AT HOME
If you’d rather stay inside and sip on tasty spirits, check out the Firefly At Home series that brings you refreshing takes and new recipes to enjoy your favorite Firefly Spirits. Get to know their Tasting Room Manager Mikell Elliott as he shows you step by step how to create your own delicious Firefly cocktail to enjoy at home!
Visit FireflySpirits.com for even more recipes!
Pick up any of Firefly’s refreshing products at any Bottles location. We even have our own barrel of their small batch bourbon made and aged right here in the Lowcountry. Some crowd favorites are their vodka flavors–including their Sweet Tea (and Mint Sweet Tea), Southern Lemonade and Ruby Red Grapefruit. While you’re there, ask a Bottles expert their go-to cocktail with a Firefly spirit!