Flavored moonshine is fun to make and tastes incredible. Read on for a collection of amazing moonshine flavors try, from apple pie to cotton candy.
While I typically share kid-friendly content on the blog, today I am sharing something special for the grown-up.
Although these moonshines look colorful and fun, these are made with alcohol and for adults only (21+).
Infusing alcohol with fruit, candy, or other ingredients has become commonly referred to as moonshine. While not “moonshine” in the making your own alcohol in the basement sense, these moonshine are still pretty awesome if you ask me. Quite popular too!
Making homemade flavor infused moonshines is a fun and easy way to make your own unique flavor of liquor. And as you will see, the possibilities are truly endless.
How to make moonshine
You will find that most of these homemade moonshine recipes are made using a strong grain alcohol such as Everclear or vodka.
Some use legal moonshines as their base, which have become more and more common lately. Although typically made in craft distilleries in the south, it is available in liquor stores across America.
How to Drink Moonshine
It is worth noting that although your flavored moonshine may taste sweet and fruity, the stuff is STRONG. It will creep up on you, so be careful and enjoy responsibly.
While you can sip your moonshine straight, if you prefer something less strong try mixing it with soda, seltzer water, or another mixer.
Serving moonshine shots is these mason jar shot glasses is a great idea for parties as well.
However your drink it, you are going to love these delicious flavored moonshine drinks.
Homemade Moonshine makes a great gift
Because who doesn’t love a strong and delicious adult beverage every once in a while?
Just add a bow, a ribbon, or some twine and you have an instant gift.
Or, add a jar of moonshine to a moonshine-themed gift basket along with other goodies such as mason jar glasses and coasters for a larger gift.
Flavored Moonshine Recipes
Over 11 of the best homemade moonshine recipes to try. Cotton candy, sour cherry, apple pie moonshine and more.
Sour Cherry Moonshine
A sweet, puckering sour cherry flavored moonshine made from infusing Everclear, cherry vodka, and sour cherry candies. This stuff is dangerously delicious!
Apple Pie Moonshine
Made with moonshine, vanilla vodka, and real apples, this apple pie moonshine is simply incredible. Make a big batch at the beginning of Fall to enjoy all season long.
Raspberry Gelato Moonshine
Made with Everclear, raspberries, sugar, mint, and vanilla, this sweet and refreshing homemade moonshine is perfect for summertime.
Sweet Tarts Candy Moonshine
This fun recipe infused Sweet Tart candies in Everclear for an incredible and colorful moonshine.
Black Widow Venom Moonshine
This sweet and spicy moonshine is our #1 moonshine recipe on the site. Our readers love it, and you will too!
Green Cotton Candy Moonshine
Don't be fooled -- although this bright green moonshine may taste like cotton candy, it is one mighty strong beverage.
Candy Cane Moonshine
This peppermint flavored moonshine is great for holiday parties. It would make a terrific hostess gift as well.
Strawberry-lovers rejoice! This Everclear-based moonshine is sure to be your new favorite.
This flavored moonshine is easy to make and has a sweet caramel flavor that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Peach Pie Moonshine
This delicious peach pie flavored moonshine recipe is perfect for sipping on your porch and watching the sunset.
Orange Creamsicle Moonshine
This creamy moonshine would be amazing served chilled in the summertime.
Pomegranate Moonshine Recipe
This Everclear based moonshine's fruity flavor will be a hit with any pomegranate lover.
Peach pie looks so good! I have NEVER made my own moonshine, but I’d love to try!
I just finished making the peach pie this morning, it is amazing and packed with a lot of punch.. so yummy
I grew up on moonshine since I live in KY! These sound like some great recipes.
I’ve made sour apple jolly rancher and it tastes like the lollipop
I grew up in the south. Alabama to be precise. I was raised on shine and I’ve just now tried the flavored shine and it’s amazing. I’ve always made cough syrups out of shine or egg nog at Christmas time. Gonna try all these. Recipes.
Elaine Mireles says
Do you have a pickle moonshine recipe?
Jaclyn Shimmel says
I do not have a pickle moonshine recipe, but now I kinda want to try to make one!!!
Sherri Skarolid says
How long is it good for? wondering because of the creamer.
Jaclyn Shimmel says
There are several recipes linked to on this post. If you click through to visit the recipe you are interested in you can find more info there–or post a question if necessary.
How about a watermelon moonshine
Just wondering if you can use apricots?
Jaclyn Shimmel says
I have not tried using apricots myself but I think you should be able to!!