Moonshine Lemonade. Let’s make it crazy summer.

By on January 14, 2012

Ok so it’s cold now.  Not much green in our fair city, and no vacay planned.  We need us a shot o’ front-porch rocking chair weeping willow Southern summer.   And Beantown-cum-Florida Steve recently dispatched a decidedly below Mason-Dixon rib recipe — a must-try, and came out great.  To  pair with my winter-bbq meal, a cocktail to round it out? And for whatever reason, I seem to have moonshine and lemons here…  It’s on.

The Prep:

  • Shot of moonshine.
  • Shot of limoncello.
  • Two shots fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • Shot or two of simple syrup (to taste).
  • Into the Boston shaker with some ice.  Make that sweet sound.  And get the hips into it, people.
  • Pour into a Mason jar, top with a splash of seltzer if you like.
  • Sprig of mint, wheel of lemon.
  • Sip.  The summer rolls all out on your wintered-in self.

The Takeaway:

If you want to get all fancy-pants, rim your Mason jar with fine lemon zest tossed in cane sugar.  But I skipped that.  It’s moonshine, after all.

p.s.  Moonshine isn’t actually illegal, it’s just illegal to make it without a license.  I neither confirm nor deny the good standing of my provider.

  1. Scott Wallask

    January 16, 2012

    I wonder if there might be a reasonable substitute for moonshine should some of us not have friends who work in stills? Ha…

    • GHT

      January 16, 2012

      hey Scott- I think bourbon would do the trick!

  2. JRV

    March 10, 2012

    -OR- you could use everclear………

    • GHT

      March 11, 2012

      Here’s the Wikipedia definition of Everclear: “Due to its high alcohol content, Everclear is illegal, unavailable, or difficult to find in many areas.” – So that sounds about right!

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