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Firefly unveils new sweet tea flavored vodka infused with stevia

DBR Staff Writer Published 21 December 2010

Firefly Distillery, a South Carolina-based distiller of spirits, has launched Skinny Tea! The new beverage features a lower alcohol content, fewer calories and zero carbohydrates.

Firefly Skinny Tea will hit store shelves in March 2011. The beverage per 1.5fl oz contains 72 calories, 0gm carbohydrates, 0gm protein, 0gm Fat and 30% alcohol by volume.

Firefly Distillery co-founder Scott Newitt said Skinny Tea is the company's original sweet tea flavored vodka, minus the sugar.

"It is still infused with South Carolina tea but the difference is in the sweetener. Our Skinny Tea is made with Truvia, created from Stevia, an herb that is naturally sweet and sugar free," Newitt said.

"The Skinny Tea will appeal to consumers, especially women, who still want the great taste of the original Firefly Sweet Tea, but with fewer calories and no carbs. We recommend enjoying it with water, sugar-free juices or mixers for a lighter cocktail experience."

Firefly Distillery currently produces Sweet Tea Vodka in four flavors - Lemon, Raspberry, Mint and Peach; Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon and Firefly Handcrafted Vodka.