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Easy Moonshine Recipes for Summer

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Easy Moonshine Recipes for Summer

These easy moonshine cocktail recipes are designed for when the sun is out, the grill is going, the party is getting warmed up, and you don’t want to be stuck making complicated cocktails for your guests.

Moonshine is a versatile alcohol that can be included in a cocktail or flavored to suit any season. In winter, you might choose pumpkin or maple flavors, but Summer needs something fresher that will energize your guests and be the life of the party. Our easy moonshine cocktail recipes for summer will do just that, and they’re so simple you’ll be able to make all three and give your guests a choice. And, as these recipes are so straightforward, why not add a garnish station to your bar so your guests can top off their cocktails however they like? 

First up is strawberry moonshine, the king of the summer fruits. Old Tennessee’s strawberry moonshine is light and refreshing and packs a punch! While you can pair this beauty with a wide range of mixers, our easy moonshine cocktail recipe keeps things nice and simple. 

Strawberry Spritzer

Summer Strawberry Spritzer recipe

  • 2 oz. Dumplin Creek Summer Strawberry Moonshine
  • 4 oz. Sprite

Pour the moonshine into a tumbler filled with cubed or crushed ice. Top it off with Sprite, stir well, and enjoy! For an added burst, throw in some crushed mint leaves or freshly cut slices of orange. 

Our following easy moonshine recipe is also suited to those nights sitting around an open fire; it’s the S’mores and Cream. Be transported back to childhood summers with this decadent and devilish drink, and at 60 Proof, it might even get you believing in those fireside ghost stories. 

S’mores and Cream

S'mores and cream cocktail recipe card.

  • 4 oz. Dumplin Creek S’mores Moonshine
  • 4 oz. French vanilla creamer

Add the S’mores moonshine to a chilled glass filled with ice, followed by the creamer. Stir well to combine, and enjoy. S’mores and Cream is the perfect cocktail to dunk cookies, so grab one if you’re hungry. If not, you can always garnish your drink with crushed cookie crumbs or a dusting of cocoa powder. 

Lastly, we have the Frost Margarita. This easy moonshine cocktail recipe is perfect for those scorching Summer days when you and your friends are around the pool or at a lake. And so, it is probably best to serve the Frost Margarita in a non-breakable glass so you are free to dip in and out of the water without missing out on a drop. We’ve given you the recipe for a single cocktail, but you could easily make it in a pitcher to minimize the effort. 

Frost Margarita

Frost Margarita cocktail recipe card.

  • 1 oz. Dumplin Creek Frost
  • 1 oz. Tail of the Dragon Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. raspberry syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice

Combine all ingredients along with crushed ice in a tall glass or shaker. Pour the combined cocktail into your chosen glass (or plastic cup). Put a wedge of lime on the rim for a flourish, or go one step further and add a cocktail umbrella or stirrer as a finishing touch. 

Have these easy moonshine recipes got your summer’s drink menu sorted? Visit Old Tennessee Distilling Company to stock up on the best summer moonshine around. We’re near Gatlinburg, TN, and we’re open seven days a week, so stop by for our famous $5 cocktails, free tasting, and our extensive range of handcrafted premium moonshine.




Kent Merritt

Gatlinburg native Kent Merrit oversees the behind-the-scenes operations at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and business management experience and is passionate about developing and promoting businesses with exceptional products and excellent customer service. He invites you to pop in at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. for a free tasting of moonshine and distilled spirits. "Take a moment, take a sip, and get a taste for Tennessee."

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