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July 25, 2013

Many ways with moonshine

Not sure what to make of the many moonshines showing up on shelves at your local liquor store? We have you covered. Obviously, it’s easy enough to chill and sip it straight up. But if you want something with a bit more punch, we crafted four moonshine cocktails to get you started.

Blue Rickey Spritzer

Start to finish: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Ice

1 oz. Rangpur gin

1 oz. blueberry moonshine

1/2 oz. lime juice

4 oz. seltzer water

1/4 c. fresh blueberries

Fresh mint, to garnish

Into an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the gin, moonshine and lime juice. Shake well, then strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer water and stir just to combine. Top with the blueberries and mint.

Full Moon Lemonade

Start to finish: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Ice

1 oz. limoncello

1 oz. lemon juice

1 oz. moonshine

1 t. sugar

Lemon slice, to garnish

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients except the lemon slice. Shake to combine, then strain into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with lemon.

Low-Hanging Fruit

Start to finish: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Ice

1 oz. blackberry moonshine

1/2 oz. Frangelico

1 oz. pear brandy

Fresh blackberries, to garnish

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the moonshine, Frangelico and pear brandy. Shake well, then strain into a small cocktail glass and garnish with blackberries.

Apple Cobbler

Start to finish: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

1 oz. apple pie moonshine

1 oz. apple honey wine or mead

1 oz. dark spiced rum

1/2 oz. ginger liqueur

1/2 ounce lemon juice

Cinnamon stick, to garnish

Lemon twist, to garnish

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the moonshine, mead, rum, ginger liqueur and lemon juice. Shake until combined and chilled, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon twist.

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