Shake Up Spring: 7 Refreshing Moonshine Cocktails for the Season

Shake Up Spring: 7 Refreshing Moonshine Cocktails for the Season

Enjoy the best of the season with our Spring Moonshine Cocktails. 


Congratulations, you have survived yet another dreary winter. What better way to celebrate than to enjoy a well deserved stiff drink? With warmer weather on the way, let's take a moment to add some lighter spring themed drinks to your arsenal. 

Moonshine, with its clean and smooth profile, offers a perfect base for a variety of spring-inspired drinks. Ditch the store-bought bottles and unlock the versatility of your homemade moonshine with these delightful recipes:


Making Your Own Moonshine


As delightful as these recipes are, they all center around one thing-moonshine. Making your own moonshine is a great way to create your own quality spirits in the comfort of your own home. 


Making moonshine has risen rapidly in popularity with more and more people wanting to learn how to make their own high-proof shine. One of the reasons moonshine is so appealing is the fact that making moonshine can be as easy or as intricate as you want to make it. For those who want a simple option, you can't go wrong with the Moonshine Cherry. 


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Imagine creating top-shelf cherry moonshine from the comfort of your home, bursting with fresh, natural flavor. Unlike bulky traditional setups, the Cherry Air Still utilizes cutting-edge technology for a streamlined process, leaving you more time to savor your creations.

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  1. The Lavender Lemonade Fizz:



This light and floral cocktail is perfect for a sunny afternoon.


  • 2 oz moonshine
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz homemade lavender simple syrup (recipe below)
  • Club soda, to top
  • Lemon wedge and lavender sprig, for garnish


Combine moonshine, lemon juice, and lavender syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge and a sprig of lavender.

Homemade Lavender Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers

Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add lavender flowers. Steep for 30 minutes, then strain and cool before using.


  1. The Watermelon Mint Julep:



This classic julep gets a refreshing twist with seasonal watermelon and a touch of mint.


  • 2 oz moonshine
  • 1/2 cup chopped seedless watermelon
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • Simple syrup, to taste (optional)
  • Mint sprig and watermelon slice, for garnish


Muddle the watermelon and mint leaves in a julep cup. Add moonshine and ice, stir well. Top with simple syrup, if desired, and garnish with a mint sprig and a watermelon slice.


  1. The Elderflower & Peach Bellini:



This elegant cocktail boasts floral notes and the sweetness of ripe peaches.


  • 1 oz moonshine
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz peach nectar
  • Sparkling wine, to top
  • Peach slice, for garnish


Combine moonshine, elderflower liqueur, and peach nectar in a champagne flute filled with ice. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a peach slice.


  1. The Spring Fling:



A floral twist on a classic margarita, this cocktail bursts with the vibrant taste of spring.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 oz. moonshine
    • ½ oz. elderflower liqueur
    • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
    • ¼ oz. simple syrup
    • Edible flower (optional, for garnish)


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with an edible flower, like a pansy or violet, for a touch of spring.


  1. The Herb Garden Gimlet:


 The Herb Garden Gimlet:

This twist on the classic gimlet adds a touch of springtime greenery.

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz. cucumber-infused moonshine (recipe below)
    • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
    • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
    • Sprig of fresh mint, for garnish
  • Cucumber-infused moonshine: Muddle 1/2 cucumber, sliced, in a jar. Add 1 cup moonshine and seal tightly. Let infuse for 24 hours, then strain.


  • Combine moonshine, lime juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.


  1. The Watermelon Cooler:



This playful and hydrating cocktail is perfect for a warm spring day.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 ½ oz. watermelon-infused moonshine (instructions below)
    • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
    • Club soda
    • Watermelon wedge (for garnish)
  • Watermelon-infused moonshine: Muddle a few chunks of fresh watermelon in a jar with ½ cup sugar. Add 1 cup moonshine and let infuse for 24 hours. Strain and discard solids before using.


  • Combine moonshine, lemon juice, and ice in a glass. Top with club soda and garnish with a watermelon wedge.



Remember to drink responsibly and always check your local laws regarding moonshine production and consumption.