Our tastiest butterscotch moonshine recipe is a sweet way to enjoy your moonshine in coffee, desserts or even on its own!
Is there anything better than butterscotch? This sweet candy primarily made up of butter and sugar is a favorite all over the world. Now you can combine this sweet treat with your favorite moonshine for a tasty spirit that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
A Sweet Drink that Packs a Punch
Butterscotch moonshine is a sweet way to share your love of moonshining. Even those who like ‘girly’ drinks can discover their love of moonshine with this sweet drink that is perfect to add to coffees, desserts and even to sip on its own for a sweet way to warm up in the evening.
It is important to note, just because this drink tastes like candy doesn’t mean it isn’t moonshine. It is still important to consume with caution. This is one drink that packs a punch!
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Making your own moonshine is quickly becoming one of the most popular hobbies in North America. This cool craft combines a love of fine spirits and science to make delicious beverages from the comforts of home.
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The Tastiest Butterscotch Moonshine Recipe
5 1/2 cups
This sweet spirit is perfect for an after dinner aperitif, to sweeten up a coffee or even to make your own alcoholic version of Harry Potter’s favorite butterbeer!
- Heating source
- Mixing spoon
- Glass jar with lid for storage
1 cup water
1 cup raw sugar*
1 cup moonshine
1/2 cup brandy
1 tsp Butterscotch extract
Place your pot on your heat source. Add the sugar and the water into the pot.
Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Keep a close eye on your pot so the sugar does not burn.
Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the pot from heat and allow it to cool completely.
These steps have made a ‘simple syrup’.
Once your simple syrup has cooled completely, you can add food coloring to give it its rich brown coloring if you used regular sugar. If you used raw sugar, your syrup will already be a nice brown hue.
Once your syrup has cooled completely you are ready to assemble the rest of the ingredients.
Fill a clean mason jar with your moonshine.
Add your simple syrup.
Add ½ cup of brandy
Add 1 tsp butterscotch extract.
Once all the ingredients have been added to the jar, place the lid on securely and shake for about 30 seconds. Allow the moonshine to sit for about 48 hours and you are ready to enjoy!
*The base of this recipe is a simple syrup. A raw syrup is made by combining sugar into boiling water. By using raw sugar in this recipe your simple syrup will have a rich brown color. If you do not have raw sugar you can still achieve a simple syrup, but you will need to color it with food coloring to achieve the same desired look.
To make brown food coloring using primary colors:
Mix red and yellow in a 1:10 ratio (1 drop red to 10 drops yellow) for tan. Add 1 drop blue for a darker brown.
This simple recipe makes a sweet moonshine that is sure to be a real crowd pleaser. While you are likely to want to keep all of this sweet treat to yourself (all it will take is one taste) it also makes a great gift!
Consider splitting your recipe into smaller 250ml mason jars for a wonderful hostess or holiday gift. Dress up the jars with some simple ribbon and you have an instant hit.