Sure, moonshine is great in simple cocktails like our Moonshine Mint Lemonade, but a good moonshine can stand up to much more complex flavors. American Born Moonshine is one of several good moonshines on the market these days, and at 103 proof, it packs a punch too.
In this boozy beverage, we've added a couple of our favorite aperitifs to this one to make it an ideal late-night after dinner drink: the minty bitterness of Fernet Branca and Ristretto Liqueur from Galliano (yes, that tall yellow bottle collecting dust on the back of bars across America).
cocktail mixing glass
2 oz American Born Moonshine
.5 oz Fernet Branca
.5 oz Galliano Ristretto
2 dashes orange bitters
spoonfull of Luxardo Maraschino Cherry syrup
strip of orange zest and Luxardo Maraschino cherry for garnish
Fill cocktail mixing glass with ice and add all three spirits, bitters and cherry syrup. Stir 15-20 seconds to chill before pouring into a chilled rocks glass with ice. Express oils from orange zest over glass before adding it and a cherry to glass for garnish.