Make your holidays merry with our 10 festive holiday moonshine recipes.
It's holiday time, and what better way to celebrate than with a holiday cocktail? Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or New Year's Eve (or any holiday in between), we've got you covered. Here are 10 delicious holiday moonshine recipes to enjoy this holiday season.
Getting together with friends and family is a pastime that was very much missed last year. With many foregoing their holiday get-togethers last year, parties seem to be bigger and better than ever. At the very least, holiday party-goers are taking their parties seriously this year. The parties are bigger, the food is better and the drinks are stronger.
When it comes to strong drinks, you can't beat a good run of moonshine. While many may think that moonshine is only for hardcore backwoods drinkers, it is actually gone completely mainstream.
Everyone and their grandma wants to get into the white lightning nowadays. This is most likely due to the fact that today's moonshine is not just a shot with a kick and burn, it can be anything you want.
As moonshine is a great neutral spirit, it can be easily flavored to be anything you want it to be. That means one back of moonshine can easily be divided and flavored to replace a whole cabinet of expensive flavored liquors to make your favorite drinks. That means that all you need is a quality craft still and some fun recipes to host an amazing party full of specialty cocktails.
The Right Still for the Job
Making moonshine is as versatile as the flavor combinations possible. The process of making moonshine can be as versatile as the flavor combinations available. Beginners can make recipes as simple sugar shine which is nothing more than sugar, water, and yeast.
This simple recipe may not make the high proof shine that most are looking for, and instead will make a neutral spirit similar to vodka. But for less than $5 for about a gallon, you cannot beat the value for the money. It's also a great option for those who want to reserve their corn whiskey for sippin and their sugar shine for flavoring.
The Easiest Moonshine Still
A great opton for those who want to keep things simple is the Mist 1 Gallon Air Still. The Mist is a great option for those who want to keep things simple. The Mist is about the size of a kitchen kettle and just as simple to use.
Its plug and play technology means that you can get run a gallon of mash in about two hours at the press of a button. It really could not be any more simple or hands off. It's really the perfect still for beginners or those who want to keep things simple.
A simple sugar shine is an ideal base to flavor. Flavoring your moonshine is a simple but satisfying process where you can easily turn your moonshine into the perfect substitution for the expensive flavored liquor in your favorite drinks.
It's a great option for cocktails as well as gifting. It really lends itself to be a great way to celebrate all year long, but especially during the holidays.
Speaking of the holidays, your festivities can easily be kicked up a notch with some delicious holiday cocktails. These recipes appeal to a wide variety of tastes but are geared towards the signature flavors of the season.
Is there anything that says Christmas more than gingerbread? Its classic sweet and spiced up cookie is a holiday favorite and makes a delicious cocktail that is a hit in the fall as well as the winter.
Gingerbread moonshine is a great option to serve or gift at your next holiday get together. The best part of this recipe? It's simple to make and is a crowd favorite.
Sugar Plum Moonshine
Do visions of sugar plums dance in your head over the holidays? One sip of our sugar plum moonshine is gauranteed to make you a believer in the power of this sweet fruit to make a delicious drink to enjoy all year around.
This crowd pleaseing recipe can be as complicated or simple as you would like. Those who want a challenge can create a fruit mash to really take control of every step of the recipe. Others who want to impress for less (work that is) can simply flvaor their shine according and enjoy all the praise from their happy guests.
Candy Cane Moonshine
The holidays are supposed to be fun and we can't think of a flavor that is more of a throwback to the simpler days of childhood than candy cane.
Candy cane moonshine is not only simple to make, but is a great staple for your moonshine flavor collection. It is great to enjoy on its own or paired with another delicious holiday flavor like our dark chocolate moonshine.
Sinful Dark Chocolate Moonshine
Dark chocolate moonshine is so good it should be illegal. The combination of dark chocolate and heavy cream with the kick of moonshine is so good it is bad.
Dark chocolate moonshine is a great option to have on hand for speciality coffees as well as delicious cocktails. It pairs beautifully with both our candy cane moonshine as well as our moonshine whipped cream.
Moonshine Whipped Cream
Moonshine whipped cream is a naughty topper for any holiday dessert. Not only is it a delcious little pick me up after any holiday dinner, it also works wonderfully on a spiked coffee for happy hour.
If you want to invest your energy in a recipe that you can enjoy well into the winter, a great option is our snowy nights apple pie moonshine.
This delicious blend of apples and seasonal spices can be enjoyed well into the winter making it a better bang for your buck. Its classic flavor is bound to be a crowd pleaser and if you throw a ribbon on your jar it makes the perfect hostess gift.
Peppermint Patty Moonshine
Is there any better guilty pleasure during the holidays than watching A Charlie Brown Christmas?
I know my holiday isn't complete until I hear that classic holiday song and see Charlie Brown rescue the saddest tree in the lot.
While Charlie Brown may be a favorite, Peppermint Patty is the flavor I want to enjoy during the holidays. This cocktail is a real indulgence and can be enjoyed as a cocktail or frozen (with crushed up cookies!)
If I got one thing for the holdiays, Peppermint Patty moonshine would be ideal.
Moonshine Egg Nog
Before you start to say you don't like eggnog, keep in mind, that stuff you buy in supermarkets really isn't eggnog. It certainly doesn't have the kick of our moonshine eggnog recipe.
While it may call itself eggnog, until you have had the homemade variety you really cannot judge whether you actually like this traditional holiday fare.
After all, is there anything that says the holidays more than cousin Eddie drinking eggnog in the livingroom out of a reindeer? Recreate that moment for yourself with this boozy version!
Spice Rum Sinatra Moonshine Cocktail
Are you looking for the perfect drink to sip while last minute shopping online? You can't go wrong with a spice rum sinatra moonshine cocktail.
This holiday drink is the perfect marriage of citrus and spice and reminds of the holidays of the past. Drinking this holiday drink is a gift in itself. A truly tasty and amazing option for any holiday party.
Traditional Corn Moonshine
Sometimes, you just can't beat a classic. Our traditional corn moonshine recipe is an amazing option to sip after a stressful day. It may not have all frills of our more elaborate cocktail recipes, but there is just something about traditional shine that really can't be beat.