Moonshine Recipes For Run In The Sun

Moonshine Recipes For Run In The Sun

Mojito – Mixing Instructions:

  • Muddle 3-4 mint leaves in the bottom of a glass.
  • Juice your limes,  or substitute with a 1/4 a cup of lime juice.
  • Mix in agave or syrup, with alcohol.
  • Pour over ice and enjoy!

Bahama Mama – Mixing Instructions:

  • Bring coconut water, pineapple juice, and brown sugar to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Let it cool.
  • Mix with alcohol and let sit for a few days before drinking for maximum flavors.

Salty Apple – Mixing Instructions:

  • Mix with grapefruit juice and salt with apple pie moonshine.
  • Let it cool.
  • Mix it with alcohol and serve over ice!
  • Enjoy!

Lemon Drop – Mixing Instructions:

  • Bring sugar, water, and lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Let it cool.
  • Mix it with alcohol
  • Let it sit for a few days before drinking for the best flavor.

Strawberry Moonshine – Mixing Instructions:

  • Mash and strain the berries to a pulp. (Overripe berries work best!)
  • Simmer berries, sugar, and water in a saucepan.
  • Let it cool.
  • Mix with moonshine, and let it sit for a few days before drinking for the flavors to intensify!

Peach Cobbler – Mixing Instructions:

  • Cut and peel peaches.
  • For a stronger flavor let peaches ripen and mash them.
  • Bring peaches, brown sugar, and water to a boil.
  • Let it cool.
  • Mix with moonshine and let it sit for a few days before drinking for the flavors to intensify!
Jolly Rancher Moonshine Recipe

Jolly Rancher Moonshine Recipe


  • 5 – 1 L Mason Jars
  • 120 Jolly Ranchers ( 24 of each of the 5 flavors)
  • 5 L of Everclear


  1. Remove wrappers from Jolly Ranchers and separate all the colors into individual piles.
  2. Dissolve Jolly Ranchers  – Place 15 Jolly Ranchers of the same color in a small sauce pan and add just enough water to dissolve candy when heated. Place on stove and turn heat on low. The goal is to dissolve the Jolly Ranchers into a syrup. Once dissolved pour into mason jar. Repeat this for each flavor. You should have five different jars each with a unique flavors  in it.
  3. Pour in the alcohol into each jar. Fill to the bottom ring on the jars.
  4. Add a few Jolly Ranchers of the appropriate flavor to each jar for aesthetics
  5. Place lids on Jars give it a good shake.
  6. Let it age a few weeks before drinking if you have the patience.


How To Make Moonshine: Fall Edition

How To Make Moonshine: Fall Edition

Pumpkin Pie Moonshine:


  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 can (29 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 2½ cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups 190 proof grain alcohol
  • 2 cups whipped cream vodka


  1. In a large pot, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Stir thoroughly.
  3. Evenly distribute moonshine into clean mason jars with a ½ inch of space under the brim
  4. Place lids on jars and allow to sit in refrigerator for 1 month before enjoying.
  5. Please enjoy responsibly.

Pineapple Coconut Moonshine:


  • 750 ml of Moonshine (or Everclear)
  • 1 qt of pineapple juice
  • 16 oz can of coconut water
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 tbl of brown sugar
  • two 1 qt mason jars


  1. Put pineapple juice, coconut water, brown sugar, and cinnamon sticks in a pan bring to a boil.
  2. Take it off the element once it boils and let it cool.
  3. Split the bottle of moonshine (or Everclear) into the two mason jars and add the juice from the pan as well as a cinnamon stick to each jar.
  4. Wait at least a couple weeks for the flavors to blend, then enjoy!


Caramel Apple Moonshine:


  • 2 qts apple juice
  • 2 qts apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 10 caramel candies (unwrapped)
  • 500 ml Junior Johnson Moonshine
  • 250 ml Caramel Vodka


  1. Combine the apple juice, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, light brown sugar, white sugar and caramel candies in a large pot.
  2. Bring up to a gentle boil, then reduce to simmer and cover. Simmer for at least 1 hour, longer is okay.
  3. Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain out the cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  5. Add in the moonshine and caramel vodka, stir to combine.
  6. Bottle it up in some mason jars and either chill in the refrigerator or store in a cool place.
  7. Enjoy!!!
Countrypolitan Moonshine Cocktail

Countrypolitan Moonshine Cocktail

Bringing a taste of the countryside to the metropolitan area, moonshine style!

Whether you live in the city or between corn fields, this moonshine recipe is calling your name. You’ll love the taste of moonshine and sweet cranberries so much you’ll need another glass! This Countrypolitan Moonshine Cocktail is calling your name!

What you’ll need:

  • 750 ml of moonshine
  • 1 cup of sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1 cup of lemonade concentrate
  • ½ cup of Grand Marnier
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Lemon peel


  1. Pour the moonshine over the cranberries and let steep for 24 hours
  2. Strain and discard the cranberries
  3. Combine 2 cups of the moonshine mixture, the cranberry juice, lemonade concentrate, Grand Marnier and lemon juice in a shaker. Shake well
  4. Pour over ice, garnish with the lemon peel and enjoy!


Hot Buttered ‘Shine Recipe

Hot Buttered ‘Shine Recipe

A tasty drink with a wonderful apple pie smell!

What’s better than the smell of a warm apple pie floating through your home? This moonshine recipe! This is going to be your next go-to beverage. Let us know how you like this Hot Buttered ‘Shine recipe!

What you will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of butter (do not use margarine or whipped butter)
  • ½ cup of dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup of vanilla ice cream
  • ½ teaspoon of apple pie spice
  • Apple Pie Moonshine of your choice
  • Cinnamon sticks


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add in the sugar and mix until dissolved
  3. Add in the apple pie spice then whisk in the ice cream until blended
  4. Freeze mixture overnight
  5. Scoop one tablespoon of the mixture into a heat safe mug or glass
  6. Add one ounce of Apple Pie Moonshine to the mixture then top with hot water
  7. Mix well and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
Blackberry Lemonade Whiskey Recipe

Blackberry Lemonade Whiskey Recipe

It’s time to relax by the pool with this refreshing whiskey recipe!

Lemonade is a great poolside, refreshing drink, add some whiskey to it and you got yourself the perfect poolside drink! Nothing says summertime quite like blackberries, lemonade, and whiskey.

What you will need:

  • 12 oz. of fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 7.5 oz. of whiskey
  • 7.5 oz. of lemon juice
  • 1 large rosemary sprig


  1. First, you will create a blackberry syrup. Start by adding the blackberries and sugar in a saucepan and cook for 20-30 minutes or until the blackberries have soften and a thick syrup remains.
  2. Strain the syrup to remove any lumps or seeds. Then let the syrup cool for 20 minutes.
  3. Add 6 oz. of the cooled syrup, the whiskey and the lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well.
  4. Chill it or serve over ice, then enjoy!


Coconut Sunrise Moonshine Recipe

Coconut Sunrise Moonshine Recipe

Sweet summertime calls for a sweet treat like this Coconut Moonshine Recipe!

Looking for a nice, sweet summertime treat? Try this sweet coconut sunrise recipe while relaxing by the pool this summer. We get a lot of people that ask us how to make moonshine and for recipes.  We found a really good coconut moonshine recipe that we wanted to share with you. It’s perfect for those days when you are just relaxing outside or hanging out with a few friends.

What you will need:

  • 3 liters of a coconut flavored moonshine
  • 1 jigger of grenadine
  • 5 cups of orange juice
  • shredded coconut
  • maraschino cherries


  1. Combine the moonshine, grenadine and orange juice. Shake until well mixed
  2. Pour into your favorite mason jar filled with ice
  3. Garnish with coconut and maraschino cherries
  4. Head out to the pool and enjoy!

Let us know what you think of this nice coconut moonshine recipe!  We hope you all are having a great summer!



Jammin’ Strawberry Shine

Jammin’ Strawberry Shine

Refresh this summer with strawberries and moonshine!

Have you made fresh strawberry jam lately? Use it for more than your morning toast and combine it with everyone’s favorite, moonshine. If you don’t have any freshly made jam, no worries, store bought jam will do just fine when making this delicious treat.

What you will need:

  • 2 large tablespoons of strawberry jam
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 shots of moonshine
  • 2 large strawberries sliced
  • Club soda to top it off


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, strawberry jam, lemon juice and moonshine.
  2. Stir with a large spoon until jam dissolves
  3. Pour into your mason jar, garnish it with strawberries and enjoy!
Dreamsicle Moonshine Recipe

Dreamsicle Moonshine Recipe

Cool off with this tasty, summer moonshine recipe!

Summer is here, which means days by the pool and cookouts are among us. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy these summer activities with a favorite ice cream choice combined with moonshine? Try this at your next pool party and it’s sure to be a hit!

What you need:

  • 750 ml of your very own moonshine
  • ½ cup of powdered french vanilla coffee creamer
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 gallon of orange juice
  • Fresh Oranges for garnish.


  1. Bring sugar, orange juice, coffee creamer and vanilla extract to a boil.
  2. Let that cool off
  3. Once cooled off, add the moonshine
  4. Bottle it up and refrigerate it for a few days
  5. Pull out your mason jar and enjoy!
Clearing the Air About Cloudy Moonshine

Clearing the Air About Cloudy Moonshine

Lose the Cloudy Moonshine

Proper moonshine is crystal clear. No matter where you’re from, where you’re going or who you’re voting for, that’s an inarguable fact upon which we can all agree. Any hint of cloudiness is indicative of a flaw somewhere in the distilling process leading to a quality level that even the most modest consumer should not have to tolerate. But there can be several possible explanations for why the finished product isn’t as clear as water. So let’s clarify:

Bring the heat – just not too much

Managing the temperature added to the still can mean the difference between clear and cloudy moonshine. If it’s too high, liquid will boil up into the still’s column and drip down into the collection vessel. This process (sometimes referred to as a still “puking”) leads to the cloudy stuff. And we know what you’re thinking so go ahead and insert your own joke about puking and moonshine here. For a quality product, however, enjoyed responsibly, back off the heat. Just don’t back off too much or your moonshine cook will last longer than a presidential campaign. Some throw out a temperature range that is most appropriate: 172 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Others watch still output closely to know whether to add or take away some heat. If liquid is pouring out of the still, back off the heat. If the still is putting out a drop at a time, turn it up.

What’s in the water?

Minerals found in some tap water can turn your shine cloudier than a Seattle skyline. The obvious work-around here is to use filtered water whenever possible. Additional tips concerning your water: make sure your moonshine and water are at the same temperature when mixing, and always pour the water into the distillate.

Keep out the yeast

When transferring the wash into the still, use an auto-siphon. This helpful device will hold separate the yeast and trub that has sunk to the bottom of the fermenter, which is good because if the yeast makes it into the still, your moonshine will fog up.

Tails of woe

Fusel oils can be another culprit of cloudy moonshine, and these guys appear when you’re not making the proper tail cuts. Keep the hearts and discard the tails or you’ll be producing moonshine that is cloudy right away, or if the fusel oils are in low enough concentration, the cloudiness will appear after your moonshine chills. Fusel oils don’t smell or taste good, so you’ll likely know it when your tail cuts aren’t up to snuff.

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10 Gift Ideas for the Dad who loves moonshine

10 Gift Ideas for the Dad who loves moonshine

Father’s Day is almost here!


Dad’s are pretty great, am I right? They are always there when we need them.  Make sure you get dad the greatest gift all time with this gift guide. We made a list of awesome gift ideas for the Dad that loves moonshine.


1. A Coozie.  

One can never have too many of these bad boys laying around.


Get Dad one here!


2. A Caribbean Rum Bootleg Kit.  

Maybe if you’re lucky, dad will make you some delicious poolside cocktails all summer long if you get him this!

make your own amber caribbean rum distilling kit

Get Dad one here!


3. The Book, Modern Moonshine Techniques by Bill Owens.  

For the Dad who dreams of being the next Popcorn Sutton of our Time!

Modern Moonshine Techniques

Get Dad one here!

4. A 20 Gallon American Made, Copper Kettle.  

For the dad who dreams of starting his own distillery.


Get Dad one here!


5, Or Maybe a 30 Gallon Cedar Wrapped, Copper Kettle.  

For the dad who deserves the best of the best!

cedar wrapped moonshine still

Get Dad one here!


6. 50 Pounds of the Copper King’s Kentucky Whiskey.

For the dad who likes to stock up on yeast.

whisky yeast copper king kentucky

Get Dad one here!


7. A Table Top Home Distiller.  

This is an awesome gift for the dad on the go!

SpiritMaker Home Distiller

Get Dad one here!


8. A grain guard.  

For the dad that wants to distil on the grain and prevent any burning.

Grain Gaurd 6R

Get Dad one here!


9. A Complete test set with a hydrometer, alcohol meter, and glass test jar.

For the dad that that wants to concoct the perfect batch of moonshine.



Get Dad one here!


10. And finally a gift certificate.

For those of you that want to let dad have a little fun shopping for his favorite hobby.


Get Dad one here!

We are thankful for all the dads that have made us who we are today.  We hope all you awesome Dad’s out there have a wonderful Father’s Day!  Get out there and enjoy it with your family and friends!



Sweet As Honey Moonshine Recipe

Sweet As Honey Moonshine Recipe

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
  • Ice
  • Extra Big Glass


  1. Mix honey, fresh lemon juice, ice, and moonshine into shaker cup.
  2. Add your tea
  3. Then Mix in your sweet tea.
  4. Pour this mixture into a big glass with Ice
  5. Kick back, take a little sip, and enjoy!