Jolly Rancher Moonshine Recipe

Jolly rancher moonshine

Tempt your taste buds with our Jolly Rancher Moonshine recipe. This sweet drink packs quite a punch.


Alright all of you sweet-toothed studs, I’ve got a new one for you.


No shame, jolly ranchers are my all-time favorite piece of hard candy. And what could be better than a smooth, liquid version of your favorite candy?!


This Jolly Rancher Moonshine recipe is not only easy and inexpensive — and requires no additional cooking — but it also makes the perfect homemade gift for friends and family.


This recipe uses actual jolly ranchers as well as fruit flavored syrups to turn a slow sipping' moonshine into a cocktail that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Since this delicious concoction tastes like candy, it is important that lightweights don’t consume it like candy. This is one sweet drink with a serious bite.



The History of Moonshine




Moonshining has been steadily growing in popularity. With more and more recipes for spirits and cocktails popping up on social media sites and Pinterest, what was once a taboo is now becoming mainstream.


Of course, moonshining started in the United States with early pioneers in Pennsylvania and other grain-producing states learning to distill their excess grain rather than letting it spoil. In fact, whiskey could be used as currency at that time.


However, this practice led to a ‘whiskey tax’ and subsequent rebellion where many lost their lives. Moonshining again rose to popularity in 1920 when prohibition made the production, transportation and sale of alcohol illegal in the United States.


Moonshining is once again on the rise partially due to the hit Discovery Channel series Moonshiners.


Moonshining Doesn't have to be Difficult



While moonshine is made from common ingredients-since you can ferment almost anything-it is not a simple process. Making sure you follow the right process to make a product that is safe for consumption is important. This process is made much easier with the right equipment.


Many of the concerns around the production of moonshine have come from the use of equipment that can contaminate the final product and make it unsafe during production or consumption.


Fortunately, there are solutions available. Our Moonshine Cherry Air Still can make quality spirits with the touch of a button. Check out how we made moonshine from sugar, water and yeast in the video below!  




Investing in a quality moonshine still kit is one of the best decisions you will ever make if you are planning on making moonshine on your own.





With a quality moonshine kit you can fine tune your technique to produce the perfect blend of moonshine, every time. Use that moonshine to make a wide range of alcoholic beverages and recipes as well. For a full guide on how to make moonshine, click here.