What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say moonshine? If you immediately picture Daisy Dukes and race cars, you’re not alone–that is exactly where my brain went too!
I had always thought of this traditionally underground spirit as an unrefined libation that got people through Prohibition. I figured it hadn’t been really been professionally-refined since. But boy was I wrong! I recently got my hands on a bottle of Saint Luna Spirits and this delightful moonshine set the record straight. Their dedicated distillers have been working tirelessly to up-level moonshine, delicately crafting it for a 21st century crowd. Trust me when I say: it’s working! Saint Luna is perfect for sipping anytime of year, but pairing it with flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, and apple are certainly the way to go for fall.
When I was thinking of what fall cocktail recipes I wanted to try out this season, I knew I wanted to mix up something that incorporated moonshine. Why moonshine you might ask? Well, in my family we have a long running tradition of sharing this unique spirit around the holidays. In fact, my sister makes a batch of her famous homemade moonshine every year–something that I always look forward to. So, when concocting my perfect fall sip, I knew moonshine was the way to go. And, since its fall here in the Pacific Northwest, you know I had to get some apple cider into the mix. The result? A delicious autumn cocktail that is just begging to be enjoyed next to a cozy bonfire. You better bet that I will be bringing this recipe along to my next family get together!
If you ask me, I’ll say that this Apple Pie Moonshine cocktail truly encapsulates that wonderful fall feeling. Leaves changing, weather getting colder, and more time spent with loved ones. While moonshine might not be a part of your yearly family traditions (yet, anyway) I encourage you to give it a try! Sipping on this unique and historically-rich spirit is an experience you don’t want to miss. So what are you waiting for? Mix up an Apple Pie Moonshine cocktail and let me know what you think!