Moonshine Mint Lemonade

The summertime polar vortex of 2014 is over. While we will miss the breezy climate, we welcome the opportunity to sweat the way you're supposed to come summertime. But with hot, humid temps, comes the need for a boozy cocktail that's refreshing. Enter moonshine. Too often, folks forget about the mix-ability of moonshine. It's not just for shots anymore.

We made this one with American Born, party because it packs a proof of 104 and partly because the shit is just tasty. You won't need much else for this one - lemon, simple, mint....that's about it. So get off your lazy summer ass and get to drinkin' some moonshine!

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
muddler
highball glass

ingredients: 

1.5 oz American Born Moonshine
1.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1.5 oz simple syrup
1.5 oz water
6-8 mint leaves
resh mint and lemon for garnish

 

method:

muddle mint leaves in bottom of cocktail shaker. Fill your drinking glass with ice and transfer to shaker (easy way to measure so you don't have too much). Add booze, simple, lemon and water and shake the hell out of it for about 15 seconds. Transfer entire contents to your drinking glass and garnish with sprig of mint and slice of lemon.