Enjoy the unique taste of pomegranate with our delicious pomegranate moonshine recipe!
Pomegranates are a popular fruit for both their taste and health benefits. Have you ever considered adding pomegranates to your shine, or better yet, create a fruit mash with them?
If you haven’t considered using pomegranate in your moonshine, you should definitely rethink that choice. After all, not only are pomegranates delicious, they also offer several health benefits.
Now we understand that health benefits may not be top of mind when making moonshine. However, just because you are drinking moonshine doesn’t mean you can’t feel healthy too.
Pomegranate, a fruit known for its delicious deep red seeds are known for their antioxidants. Not only can this delicious fruit help with inflammation, it can also improve sexual function, your brain and improve your memory.
Of course, there are more than just health benefits that make pomegranate a great choice for moonshine. Using pomegranate to make a fruit mash will produce a shine with a mild flavor and fruity aroma.
Pomegranate fruit mash is also a great challenge for any experienced shiner who wants to truly challenge themselves to take their moonshining game to the next level.
However, not everyone is able to rise to the challenge of a pomegranate fruit mash right away. Fortunately, we have an easy to execute flavored moonshine option that will allow you to enjoy your pomegranate using an easier mash recipe base.
Making a Fruit Mash
Making moonshine is a three step process. You need to make a mash, ferment it and then distill it. Making a fruit mash using pomegranates is a more advanced process. The reason for this is because not only do you risk staining your hands with the dark red pomegranate juice; you also have to take special care of the pomegranate seeds.
It is important to only use either ripe or overripe pomegranates. You want to see dark red seeds when you cut open the pomegranate. If the seeds are still pink, the pomegranate will be too sour and will spoil the taste of your shine.
The Right Equipment for the Job
Choosing the right ingredients is only part of the process. You also need a great still in order to get a great result.
At How to Moonshine, we believe that an overly complicated still is nothing more than a paperweight if you aren’t able to use it. That is why we specialize in easy to use stills and provide simple step-by-step guides on how to use them.
We love our Copper Appalachian Stove Top Moonshine Kit for recipes like this. Our all in one kit has a copper coil which is perfect for eliminating sulphur from your moonshine and letting the natural tastes of pomegranate shine through.
Our Copper Appalachian combines a still and fermentor to give you more bang for your buck and less clutter in the kitchen. You can easily use your stove top and kitchen sink to make delicious shine from the comforts of home.
Pomegranate Moonshine Recipe Ingredients:
- 5 kilograms of Pomegranates
- Water – 200 ml per 1 liter of juice
- Baking Soda – 1 flat tablespoon per 5 liters of pure pomegranate juice
- Yeast – Wine yeast is recommended
Pomegranate Moonshine Recipe Directions
Step 1: Cut your pomegranates and remove the seeds from the white membranes.
Step 2: Carefully juice the pomegranate seeds without damaging the stones inside.
Step 3: Remove the stones as they can make the moonshine bitter.
Step 4: Pour the mixture into a large pot. Water down the juice and stir it. Leave it in a warm room for about 8 hours stirring every two hours or so. Do not stir in the last three hours.
Step 5: Add the remaining water and stir well.
Step 6: Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth.
Step 7: Add the yeast and baking soda. Pour the mixture into a fermentation vessel and add yeast. Pour between the pot and the fermentation vessel 10 times to aerate it.
Step 8: Add an airtight lid and airlock and allow to ferment. Using wine yeast the process can take between 30 and 60 days.
Step 9: Once the fermentation process is complete, distill and fractionate.
Delicious Pomegranate Moonshine Recipe
If you think that making a pomegranate moonshine mash is too advanced for your 'shining skills, you can give this simple flavored pomegranate moonshine recipe a try.
4 cups of Moonshine
4 cups Pomegranate Seeds
1 cup Pomegranate juice
You will need four mason jars to make this recipe with each jar holding an equal amount of ingredients.
Put one cup of pomegranate seeds in each jar
Add 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice
Add one cup of moonshine.
Place the lid on each jar and store in a cool, dry place for two weeks.
Once two weeks have passed, strain the jars using a cheesecloth and enjoy!