Christmas is right around the corner and before we embark on the advent season it’s time to stock up on some festive drinks to make the month long preparations even more exciting and besides that, the melodious tinkling of cocktail glasses accompanied with a soulful chatter with your near and dear ones adds a touch of splendor to any celebration and what could be a better option to celebrate the most important festival of the year than a Moonshine!
Also known by the names ‘Real Mountain Dew’, ‘White lightening’ and ‘White Whiskey’, Moonshines have earned a bad name owing to their high alcoholic content and are therefore reserved for special occasions or as an ingredient in cocktails. A couple of moonshine shots are enough to knock you down. So it’s better to make concoctions from it which will lessen the amount of alcohol that goes in each shot. Infusing this clear spirit with fruits makes it visually appealing and adds a nice fruity punch to it. You can also gift these infusions to your loved ones who’ll definitely cherish this beautiful homemade liqueur.
We’ll be sharing a recipe for making Cranberry moonshine. Cranberries are loaded with nutrients and are hailed as a super food. When added to the moonshine they lend a wonderful tart flavor accompanied with a deep red colour to it which makes it a perfect drink for festive occasions.
Here Is A Recipe For Making Cranberry Moonshine:
4 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup white sugar
3 litres moonshine
Rind of eight oranges
Large Glass Jar
In a pan combine cranberries, sugar and water and bring them to boil. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool. Transfer this mixture into a large glass jar and pour moonshine over it. Tip pieces of orange rind into the liqueur and stir. Let the mixture sit for a week and strain through a cheesecloth. You can store this moonshine for up to 6 months in the refrigerator. Because of a massive alcohol content of the moonshine it’s recommended not to have it neat. However, you can experiment by mixing it in cocktails and lemonade.