Southern Drunkitality!

...that taste great together!

My birthday present from Serge arrived yesterday and I thought it would be rude if I didn’t open it right away! He’d shown me the product page for the Firefly flavored vodka before, but I figured I’d have to wait a while before I could find it around here or order it.

It’s billed as a sipping vodka, and it definitely is. There’s a sweet undercurrent, but there’s no mistaking that it’s vodka. Firefly suggests you serve equal parts sweet tea vodka and water over ice with a lemon garnish. I had to take it to a ‘hole nutha’ level by combining a shot of limoncello with the vodka (in a jam jar, of course) and shaking it up over ice. That produced a great tasting drink that also had to be sipped while I enjoyed my shows.

Much as I’m not a fan of other networks coming up with their own “myth busting” type shows, the episode of Food Detectives I watched last night dealt with breaking down hangover remedies. While they didn’t find anything definitive for alleviating all 4 major symptoms associated with a hangover, they did offer advice that sounded very familiar…

Evie: Jesus. I wish someone could tell me how to just once wake up without a splitting headache.
Coco: You could drink less.
Evie: Thank you, Coco. That’s very helpful.

Though they noted that the person who had water between their cocktails and more water before bed was faring better than the others, but only marginally. And the person that continued drinking through the hangover seemed fine… because he was drunk! I had my cocktails last night with some food and drunken Wii, so I’m feeling peachy this morning. Oooh, I’m trying peach schnapps as an addition next time!

I’m not an alcoholic… I’m a lush! :mrgreen:

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3 Responses

  1. kyle says:

    The only surefire hangover remedy is prevention. If you drink at all, remember the 2+2 rule: 2 glasses of water and 2 aspirins (or ibuprofen, but NOT Tylenol®) before going to bed. Hangovers are basically dehydration, with a little bit of general body abuse by alcohol thrown in.

  2. Serge says:

    My pleasure. I’ll be treating myself with a whole slew of mixers to try with Firefly…but I’m not an alcoholic. I’m a “spiritualist”.

  3. brian says:

    @kyle: So speaks the man that drinks club soda & lime when we go out! I usually do the aspirin thing, but I also add in a pill of OTC Cimetidine because my stomach irritation can be really bad in the middle of the night. Actually if I have one of those pills before going out drinking, I barely get a buzz at all… and what’s the fun of that?

    @Serge: Spiritualist… riiiiiiiight. 😛

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