5 Delicious Moonshine Cocktails to Celebrate Whiskey’s American Roots
Salted Lemon Shine Margarita
Peach-flavored ’shine and traditional ’shine combine in this easy-on-the-eyes concoction. Taking inspiration from the Margarita, this cocktail from Beautiful Booze combines a salted rim with a mixture of white lightning, Grand Marnier liqueur, fresh lemon juice and lemon sorbet. A little salt ensures that it’s not too sweet, but just the right amount of down-home tasty. Get the recipe.
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Full Moon Champagne Cocktail
Feeling festive? Break out the bubbly—and the moonshine—for this recipe from BevMo! Thirsty Times. Or, in this case, three kinds of moonshine: Ole Smoky’s White Lightnin’, Blackberry and Peach. Then add some Champagne and a little sour mix. We can just about guarantee you won’t be drinking Champagne out of a mason jar at any other point in your life. Get the recipe.
Raspberry Tarragon Moonshine Smash
This drink from Chilled magazine proves yet again that moonshine and fruit are a friendly match. Combining raspberries, lime juice and agave nectar with the white whiskey and Prosecco, this cocktail also re-establishes the love affair between high-proof spirit and bubbly. It’s a solid choice when trying to woo that soon-to-be special someone. Get the recipe.