How’s this for a moonshine cocktail?
This moonshine recipe makes for the perfect summer mixed drink. Let me tell ya, this Honey Moonshine sure is sweet. This is a nice twist on an ice cold sweet tea. Best of all you get to add in your very own moonshine. Sit on your porch and rock with this ice cold treat.
What You Need:
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 3 Tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon’s juice.
- 2 oz of your very own Moonshine
- 1 cup tea (sweet of course)
- Lemon for garnish
- Extra Big Glass
- Mix honey, fresh lemon juice, ice, and moonshine into shaker cup.
- Add your tea
- Then Mix in your sweet tea.
- Pour this mixture into a big glass with Ice
- Kick back, take a little sip, and enjoy!
The Definitive Root Beer Moonshine Recipe
Traditional American Root Beer is a common soft drink that is made from the bark or the vine of the Sassafras tree. The drink isn’t actually a beer at all, but more like a root tea. With brewing history dating back before the arrival of Europeans in North America, the first commercially available root beer debuted in Philadelphia in the 1870s and was marketed towards miners and workers by calling it “root beer.”
Today’s root beer is much different than the old days; it’s essentially soda, sweet syrup, and some Sassafras artificial flavoring. In it’s most common form, root beer is non-alcoholic.
Growing up, we looked forward to enjoying a nice cold bottle of root beer on a hot sunny day. It’s crisp, sweet, and refreshing finish was hard to beat. Now that you’re an adult, regular old root beer might not make the cut.
One of the great things about home distilling and making your own moonshine is that you can distill any moonshine concoction you want! Here at Hillbilly Stills, we get a lot of questions about our favorite moonshine recipes so we decided it’s time to share our favorite: Root Beer Moonshine.
With this recipe for root beer moonshine, you’ll not only be able to make root beer moonshine but also use it for unique and tasty root beer moonshine cocktails, drinks, and more. This moonshine recipe lets you combine your love for root beer and moonshine in one glass. Make sure you add this recipe to your recipe book – and make note, it’s a little strong!
Recipe for Root Beer Moonshine
The recipe below is fairly easy to follow. Along with your favorite moonshine – whether it’s home distilled or from your favorite distillery – you’ll need an assortment of ingredients and supplies that you can find at pretty much any grocery store.
In order to properly make this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 10 cups of water
- 2.5 cups of Sugar
- 1/3 cup of Brown sugar
- 4 cups of your very own Moonshine
- 4 tbsp of Root beer extract
- 1 tbsp of Pure vanilla extract
- 5 root beer flavored candies
- Small Mason Jars
How to Make Root Beer Moonshine
The process of making root beer moonshine is actually fairly easy. By using extracts, you get to bypass the entire yeast activation and fermentation process, similar to how you’d use a malt extract in the beer brewing process. This process is fairly easy to follow – just be sure to keep your pan at a good temp. You don’t want to burn your extract, or the whole batch will be ruined.
- In a large pan, bring your water to a boil and slowly stir in both sugars.
- Remove from stove and let cool.
- Next, add moonshine and both extracts to your mixture.
- Pour into mason jars.
- Break candies into smaller pieces, evenly distributing them to each jar.
- Crack open a glass and enjoy!!
If you have any questions about our Root Beer Moonshine Recipe or want to learn more about the home distilling process, get in touch with us today!
Here’s a moonshine recipe for a sweet Georgia Peach!
There’s nothing better than using your own moonshine to make your favorite concoction. For those of you peach lovers out there, here’s a recipe for peach moonshine. This drink is great to enjoy in the shade on a warm summer afternoon!
What You Need
- 64 oz of Welch’s White Grape Peach Juice
- 3 cans of sliced peaches
- 2.5 cups granulated sugar
- 7 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cups of your very own moonshine.
- 4 cups of peach schnapps
- Fresh peaches to garnish
- 1-quart mason jars
- In a large pot add juice, 3 cans of peaches, granulated sugar, and cinnamon sticks.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Turn off the stove and let mixture set out and cool to room temperature
- Once it has cooled, slowly stir in the peach schnapps and your moonshine.
- Once you have stirred well, pour the mixture into your mason jars.
- Store them in a cool dark place for at least 2 weeks. The flavor will get stronger with time.
- Crack a jar open, garnish with a fresh peach, and enjoy!
Here’s another great moonshine recipe!
Margarita and Moonshine, two great past times. Recipes taste better when you use your own shine’. We look things with a fun twist. Here’s how to make a margarita using your very own moonshine. By the beach, or by the pool, this is sure to be a hit at your summer party.
- 2 cups of Sugar
- 8 cups of Water
- 2 cups of your very own moonshine
- 2 cups freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 cup freshly squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 1/2 cup of Margarita Mix of your choice
- 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
- lemon and lime to garnish
- Quart sized mason jars
- Pour 4 cups of water into a large saucepan.
- Bring water to a boil and slowly the in the sugar, stirring until it’s completely dissolved.
- Once all the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat let it cool to room temperature.
- Juice your lemons and limes. You will want to make sure to remove all seeds from the juice.
- Add the other 4 cups of water to the mixture. Make sure it is all the way cool.
- Now start to stir in your water, moonshine, lemon and lime juice, margarita mix, and sea salt into a pitcher.
- Pour the mixture into the quart-sized jars and seal.
- Let this mixture set for 5 days.
- Crack open a jar add a little lemon, lime, and salt.
- Enjoy! Cheers!
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What’s better than a great moonshine recipe?
Blueberry Pie and Moonshine in the same concoction, that’s what! Blueberry Pie fans this is the recipe you have all been waiting for. It’s time to put this blueberry pie moonshine recipe to the test, using some of your very own moonshine.
- 1 liter of moonshine
- 2 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
- 1 can of blueberry pie filling
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- .75 gallons of Blueberry Juice
- 1 tub of fresh blueberries or you can use a package of frozen whole blueberries.
- Fresh berries for garnish
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 1 Quart Mason Jars
- In a large pot, bring the juice, cinnamon sticks, and blueberries to a slow simmer.
- Next, slowly stir in vanilla extract, brown sugar, and blueberry pie filling
- Let simmer and stir occasionally for 25 minutes
- Turn the heat off once you notice the blueberries are soft and all the sugar has dissolved.
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
- Once it has cooled add in your alcohol.
- Store in your refrigerator for a week.
- Crack a jar open, garnish with fresh berries, and enjoy!
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This moonshine recipe will leave you feeling the heat!
It’s almost summer and things are getting hot, hot, hot! I know we have some pepper lovers out there. For those of you who like things spicy, do you think you can handle this heat? This moonshine recipe is infused with Habanero Peppers to spice things up.
What you need:
- 3 cups of your very own moonshine
- 3 habanero peppers
- 64 Oz Mason Jar
- Slice all three peppers in half. You will want to do this lenghtwise for the best results.
- Add the sliced peppers to the bottom of your mason jar.
- Add 3 cups of your very own moonshine to the mason jar.
- Seal the mixture and make sure you shake it well!
- Store in a dark cool place for at least four hours. The longer you let it sit, the more heat you get!
- Crack open a jar and pour a glass. You will want to make sure you strain the peppers as you pour.
- Refrigerate the extra and make sure you Enjoy!!
Let us know how you handled the heat!
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Who doesn’t love a good moonshine recipe?
Summer is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than trying a new moonshine recipe. It’s something you can easily make with your handy dandy crock pot. Take this pineapple crock pot moonshine recipe for a spin. Who doesn’t love a good excuse to use their very own batch of moonshine?
- 2 – 46 ounce cans of pineapple juice
- 2.5 cups granulated sugar
- 1-1.25 liters of your very own moonshine (depends on strength)
- Fresh Pineapple
- Maraschino Cherries
- 4-quart canning jars.
- 1 Crock-pot
- Mix pineapple juice and sugar in a crock-pot.
- Cook for two hours on LOW heat with the crock-pot lid slightly cracked.
- Make sure the mixture is completely cool, then add your very own moonshine.
- Pour your pineapple concoction into your canning jars and top with the lid for refrigerator storage.
- Open a jar on a hot summer day, add fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries for garnish, and enjoy!
A micro-distillery explained (according to yours truly)
One can get fairly philosophical in a hurry when trying to pin down the definition of a micro-distillery. The American Distilling Institute pegs it with production volume, saying a “craft” or “artisan” distiller doesn’t exceed 50,000 proof gallons per year. Assuming some things about alcohol by volume, that can mean production of around 68 9-Liter cases per day. The big guns of the industry can produce in the neighborhood of 46,000 9-Liter cases per day by comparison. But that definition alone only helps Uncle Sam with tax brackets. What about the craftsmanship and gumption of someone seeking perfection? Excuse us if it sounds highfalutin, but a volume count doesn’t capture the gall of someone looking at the distilling business – one with a long history, big reputations, and even bigger marketing budgets – and say, “I can add something different, maybe even better than what’s there.” You’re starting to get at the heart of a micro-distillery when you view the person behind the product. Someone, or as in our case some family, that decides dedicated craftsmanship and attention to detail can lead to something new. Architects, perfectionists, entrepreneurs, innovators, dreamers – all defining titles we won’t squabble over too much as long as they come with the understanding that our work is carefully researched and practiced every day. Certain terms have become synonymous with the micro-distillery movement, chief among them being “small batch” or “single batch.” Again, this speaks to production volume meaning a relatively small quantity of a spirit being distilled at one time as opposed to a large continuous distilling process. Whatever your views on production or volume size may be, we value the production process involved. When your top focus is on your own still design and the quality of production from beginning to end, volume doesn’t matter as much as the process and the people behind it. We’re always glad to share about micro-distilleries, and about the methods in our small (or micro) corner of the spirits industry. We may even get philosophical on you if you stick around long enough.
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