Pecan Pie. Peach Cobbler. Banana Pudding.
The above reads like a dessert menu, but with these desserts, you drink them. Firefly Distillery
, located on Wadmalaw Island, S.C.
(30 miles south of Charleston), recently introduced their newest creations, Southern Accents Liqueurs
. Scott Newitt, co-founder of
Firefly Distillery, admits the recipes were inspired by grandmother’s dessert.
“We took classic southern desserts, such as peach cobbler, coconut cake and others, and made them into liqueurs,” he says. “We had good success with this line so far.”
He adds when served cold, the liqueurs taste just like a dessert. The different flavors can also be served on the rocks as an after dinner drink. He advises not to pair them with a sweet dessert because it’ll lose the flavor.
The Southern Accents Liqueurs join their main line of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodkas
, flavored Bourbon
and other specialties
Running the largest distillery in the state, Newitt when he and his partner, Jim Irvin started there was only a handful in the craft distillery market. Now, he says, there are quite a few.
“It’s the last niche market for individuals. The craft brewery craze kind of spurred it, and now a lot of people are making distilled spirits.”
You can sample some of their spirit in their tasting room
(distillery is not open for tours) for $6.
And that isn’t all what you’ll discover while out here. Situated on 50 acres, 11 of those acres devoted for muscadine vines for the neighboring Irvin-House Vineyards
, there’s a vegetable farm, farm animals
and more. Newitt says it’s the perfect place to enjoy a packed lunch or picnic with the family.
Sip Some Summer with a few of Firefly’s Southern Accents Liqueurs Recipes:
1.5 oz Southern Accents Banana Pudding
1 oz Heavy Cream
Shake with ice, and strain into Martini Glass. Float .5 oz Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon on top and garnish with a dried banana chip.
Peach Cobbler Smash
1.5 oz Southern Accents Peach Cobbler
1 oz Heavy Cream
1/2 oz Fresh OJ
Shake with ice, pour into preferred glassware and garnish with an orange slice.
1 oz Southern Accents Pecan Pie
.5 oz Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon
1 oz Cream
Blend ingredients and dust with nutmeg.
recipes and photos courtesy of Firefly Distillery