Common Moonshine Mixers – Here are the most common things people use to mix moonshine with. Feel free to get creative! Remember that moonshine is a whiskey, so anything that pairs well with whiskey will also pair well with moonshine. Coke If you like whiskey and coke, you’ll love moonshine and coke.
This classic combination can be a good starting point for the novice moonshine drinker. Ginger ale If you want to get more of the earthy taste of moonshine in your cocktail, try pairing it with ginger ale ( not ginger beer ). Sweet ginger ale can make moonshine go down smoother and is a good starting point for those new to drinking moonshine.
Grapefruit juice As one of the unsung heroes of mixers, grapefruit juice pairs nicely with moonshine, the earthy undertones of moonshine combined with a crisp and delicious grapefruit flavor make for a delightfully refreshing cocktail on a hot summer Tennessee afternoon.
Lemonade Go half-and-half with lemonade and moonshine, and add some ice to get a nice, cool beverage to enjoy at a cookout or your next family event. ( Psst: nobody has to know.) Sweet vermouth This is the perfect pairing for those who drink Manhattans because they love the taste of alcohol. You can use the classic two-to-one ratio of moonshine to vermouth or make it an even 50-50 split.
Add some ice to dilute the flavors, and throw in a maraschino cherry for good measure. Or, even better, use maraschino cherry-flavored moonshine to create a “Moonshine Manhattan.” Beer Liven up your lager by adding a shot of moonshine to the bottom of a pint glass.
Do you drink moonshine on the rocks?
‘If you want to try the spirit just as it is and you’re drinking it straight, I always recommend pouring it over ice,’ Elder says ‘In fact, I keep my bottles on ice when I do my tastings.’
How is moonshine best served?
1.Neat moonshine – If you’ve got good moonshine (and we do!), one of the best ways to enjoy it is neat. Served simply in a small glass at room temperature is one of the most enjoyable ways to bring out the flavours of whatever the moonshine has been made with – in our case this is our delicious, handpicked sweet potatoes, which result in a smooth, caramel finish.
What do you dilute moonshine with?
This is one of the most basic steps for any distiller, be it a Home Distiller, Hobby Distiller, Craft Distiller or Commercial Distiller. Your distillate (or infused product if producing Gin) will come out at a high percentage, and you need to dilute it down to bottling or legal strength. We do this by adding water. Sounds simple right? If only
Is it OK to mix moonshine and wine?
What happens when you mix good old-fashioned moonshine with red or white wine? Spodee ! It’s basically wine fortified with moonshine mixed with a bunch of several ingredients. It can be turned into sangria, used as a cocktail mixer, or drank all on its own.
We quizzed its creator, Steven Grasse, about the evolution of the concoction, and the best occasions to enjoy it, but we have to admit, we’re not sure how serious he is about his last answer. How did you come up with the recipes for Spodee White and Spodee Red? Historical research is what I do for fun — drinkin’ and thinkin’.
I specifically wanted to do something with wine, just to see what could be done, so I started researching. Spodee is wine fortified with moonshine and mixed with various spices and flavors. So, with that loose definition, we created the recipes for the white and the red.
How would you describe the taste? Wine with a kick. We also call it Hillbilly vermouth, and like vermouth, Spodee mixes well in cocktails. But it’s also great on it’s own. Why did you decide to put it on the market? We made up a batch and it tasted great, so we decided to bottle some up in some old timey milk bottles and see what happens.
That first batch sold like crazy, so we put out more, and it grew and grew in and around Philly. Then all around our home state of Pennsylvania, and now we are starting to expand it to new states. I think the timing is great because people seem to be really into these flavored moonshine, so I think they can easily “get” what Spodee is.