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What to do with Blackberry Moonshine?

TrishUntrapped Dec 27, 2012 07:14 AM

My husband is intrigued with the TV show Moonshiners, so for Christmas I bought him a bottle of Blackberry Midnight Moon Moonshine by Junior Johnson. (See pic below)

Now, how to drink this stuff? It's 100 proof. We're not the "shot" types. Any recommendations?

 
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  1. EvergreenDan RE: TrishUntrapped Dec 27, 2012 08:04 AM

    I would probably treat it as blackberry liqueur. A well-known drink calling for Creme de Mure (blackberry liqueur) is Dick Bradsell's Bramble. I've not tasted what you have, so I don't know if there is any corn whiskey flavor that would complete with the gin in the Bramble.

    Otherwise try it as a replacement fruit liqueur in any variety of cocktails. For example, a sidecar (cognac, orange liqueur, lemon) sounds promising. Or a Batida (cachaca, flavored liqueur (in lieu of muddled fruit + sugar), lime).

    You may have to adjust the sugar and/or citrus as I suspect that this flavored whiskey is quite a bit less sweet than a typical liqueur.

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    1. CCSPRINGS RE: TrishUntrapped Dec 27, 2012 03:44 PM

      That show is amusing, I agree.

      Consider it flavored vodka. Mix with tonic or club soda, add lime and cubes. Sounds tasty!

      Maybe Tickle or Jim Tom helped make that stuff!

      1. TrishUntrapped RE: TrishUntrapped Dec 30, 2012 04:19 PM

        Opened it up today.

        Blackberry Moonshine + Newman's Own Virgin Lemonade = Delicious and Very Smooth. I named it a Blackberry Virgin.

        The Moonshines is made with real fruit and the blackberries in this are also delicious.

        Thanks everyone for the tips!

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