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Dec 27, 2012 07:14 AM

What to do with Blackberry Moonshine?

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. 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.

    -- | Craft cocktail database

    1. 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. 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!