Celebrate the end of summer with this fresh, easy & refreshing spin on the John Daly, using Charleston-based Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka.

Firefly was the first sweet tea vodka to hit the market over a decade ago. Fast forward thirteen years, and the distillery offers dozen of products, ranging from a lemonade vodka, to a line of Moonshine (yum!) And don’t miss their Sea Island Java Rum. That has been my new go-to for years!

I have always been a huge fan of Firefly, as I met one of the owners, Scott Newitt, just before Firefly vodka was launched. Their company is one that supports what I believe entrepreneurship and small business should be all about- treating others like family, no matter how big your business gets!

Here I’m sharing my favorite recipe from the most recent addition to my YoutTube series, Sweet Tea Vodka Recipes with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. Be sure to check out this recipe, and click on the link to see the other three recipes you can use with Firefly.

If you’re planning a trip to the Charleston, SC area, or if you’re local- I highly recommend a visit to the Firefly distillery! It is such a fun experience and also has a winery located there as well (BONUS!).

If you make it out to the distillery, I’d love to hear about your experience! Screenshot a pic and tag me on IG @rochellemirella or drop a comment on my YouTube videos! :-)

Check out this link to learn more about Firefly and their products:

If you’re interested in learning about their distillery, click here:

*Note: Firefly is building a new distillery for 2020, but you can still get out to Wadmalaw Island and check out their beautiful distillery and taste their delicious products!

Now are you ready to try out this delicious cocktail? Here’s the recipe: (quick tip: if you are on a laptop/desktop, take a picture of the recipe card with your phone. If you are on mobile screenshot it and save to use later!)

If you make it, I’d love to see it!

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How to make this cocktail:

  1. In a mixing glass, combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and fresh blackberries. Muddle gently.

  2. Add Firefly vodka and peach schnapps.

  3. Add ice to mixing glass, or pour contents into separate tin and shake.

  4. Pour contents of shaker into tall/highball glass.

  5. Add ice and top with soda water.

  6. Garnish with mint and blackberry skewer (I show how to make this beautiful garnish in the video below!)


Check out 3 more fresh & easy Firefly Sweet Tea vodka cocktails here (also shows me making the recipe above!)

*Classic John Daly

*Raspberry John Daly

*Strawberries & Sweet Tea


Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! See you next week at the Cocktail Academy :-)