Summer in the South means lightning bugs, lightning storms, hot sun, high humidity, and sweet tea. If you’ve never had sweet tea, have you really had iced tea?
Southern Sweet tea is intensely, almost overwhelmingly sweet, but it goes perfectly with hot days and salty southern food staples like barbeque and fried chicken.
Read on for a selection of some of the best sweet tea vodka brands that pay tribute to summer in the US south.
Firefly Distillery is
in South Carolina, where they know their sweet tea. The Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka was the first sweet tea-flavored vodka on the market.
Their tea comes from a local plantation with sugarcane from Louisiana. Add lemonade for an Arnold Palmer and sit for a spell on your porch swing.
Deep Eddy Vodka’s Sweet Tea was the very first Deep Eddy product. This sweet tea-flavored vodka is made by blending their vodka with organic tea leaves
and local honey.
Most sweet teas and sweet tea vodkas use cane sugar or white sugar. Honey gives this one a lightly floral aroma.
Burnett’s Sweet Tea Vodka is made from vodka that is quadruple distilled and triple filtered. They mix the vodka with sweet tea flavors to stir up a little southern flavor.
Special attention in this one is on adding a sweet tea flavor to their vodka rather than making a vodka that honors the ingredients of sweet tea.
Nevertheless, it is a sweet and delicious addition to a
sparkling lemonade cocktail.
Jeremiah Weed’s Sweet Tea Vodka is the second product they introduced, right behind their
signature bourbon whiskey.
This sweet tea-flavored vodka is made from brewed black tea and cane sugar to taste homemade, like the sweet tea your Aunt Cindy might have made for the family reunion.
Sweet Carolina’s Sweet Tea Vodka is a simple blend of vodka and sweet tea. It is exceptionally sweet but also oddly refreshing.
Sweet Carolina offers sweet tea flavored vodkas in quite a few different flavors, including mint sweet tea, peach sweet tea,
raspberry sweet tea, and half tea, half lemonade.
Seagram’s five-times distilled vodka uses locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality. The Seagram’s Sweet Tea Vodka is syrupy sweet and ready to drink as soon as you twist open that bottle.
It’s a tremendous
flavored vodka to sip over ice and would be a great companion to watching deer and fireflies dart through a warm summer night.
Southern Sweet Tea Vodka comes from a husband and wife-owned company with deep southern roots.
This vodka doesn’t just capture the nostalgia of the south. It captures the actual south, its beauty, and its heritage.
This sweet tea vodka is made with black tea leaves and cane sugar, six times distilled from a corn base.
It is earthy, smooth,
gluten-free, and delicious, paired with lemon, water, and ice in a mason jar.
Sweet tea can be shockingly sweet for people who’ve never tasted it. The great thing about a sweet tea-flavored vodka is that you can choose exactly how much you want to put into your cocktail.
If you like a darker tea flavor, you could always brew a pitcher of unsweetened iced black tea and add your sweet tea vodka to taste. Or maybe you prefer
your sweet tea in a can!
What do you think about these brands of sweet tea vodkas?
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