Firefly, you’re on notice: There’s another sweet tea vodka in town, and it’s just as good as you are.
Jeremiah Weed may not as be as froufrou-friendly — its label design is all western-like and it, well, has “weed” in the name — but damn if it isn’t just as good.
Honestly, I have long since run out of Firefly (this stuff goes fast), but if memory serves — and I will accept, it probably doesn’t serve very well at this point, with half a bottle of JW drained tonight — Jeremiah Weed is just as good and nearly identical in flavor. Big fresh-brewed iced tea flavor, a strong slug of sugar (maybe a touch more than Firefly?), and no kick at all. Both are 70 proof, too.
As with Firefly, Jeremiah Weed goes down ridiculously easy when mixed 1:1 with water. And that’s the trouble. It’s just like drinking good iced tea, and you keep wanting more and more. I also tried it half and half with lemonade, as several readers have suggested, but frankly I preferred the version with water. Just straight-up sweet tea flavor, good to the last drop. To be honest, I don’t even like iced tea that much, but God I love this stuff.
Which one of these vodkas is best? I can’t say, but I will note the prices are about the same. My advice: Buy the one that’s on sale, preferably by the case.