Archive of ‘Moonshine’ category

Crescent Moon, moonshine cocktail

We’re having a hard time stepping away from moonshine-based drinks. There was a great deal of talk last year during London Cocktail Week by bartenders and spirit venders about coming trends. More cocktails, they said, will be based on clear or white spirits: tequila, gin, Ireland’s poitin, and America’s moonshine. Bartenders, in particular, see a […]


New Moon, Moonshine cocktail

Moonshine, even the best of it, provides today’s cocktail makers with the same challenges Prohibition era bartenders faced: How to compound a drink both masking and revealing an un-aged spirit. We’ve done this with a martini approach, using a touch of cucumber, and a flavorful and chewable mint garnish. New Moon¬† 1 1/2 ounces moonshine […]


Day One, moonshine cocktail

The start of another week and the need for an end-of-day celebration for muddling through another Monday. Some moonshine — this one from Bone Spirits — jazzed up with a drop of orange juice and some Peychauds bitters. They combine to add a brighter outlook to the rest of the week. Day One 1 1/2 […]


Honey Moon, moonshine cocktail

We are awash with juices this summer. Right now it seems they’ve opened the tangerine faucet. Not wishing to waste the opportunity, we reached up for Texas-made Fitch’s Goat Moonshine from Bone Spirits to mix with the tangerine juice. A fat drop of honey and squirt of lime juice brings it together. If you’re of […]


Texas 71, moonshine cocktail

Texas 71 is a section of state highway connecting the sources of this cocktail: Bone Spirits in Smithville and Rohan Meadery near La Grange. Bone Spirits is a farm-to-bottle operation distilling gin, vodka and two Fitch’s Goat corn whiskeys. One whiskey is a clear Moonshine and we thought it paired well with honey-based mead and […]