Doctored Pepper

Not all moonshine is created equal. Historically, the term referred to any untaxed alcohol, those these days it's more commonly used to represent what's basically un-aged whiskey. Though, there's plenty of stuff out there that's more like vodka than moonshine. 

That's why we like - no, love - American Born Moonshine. It's made from a blend of corn and sugar and actually has a flavor to it. Yes, we like booze with flavor, is that so bad? It's also got a pretty high proof which is not so bad either. 

But just because we're using a moonshine with flavor, does not mean it's not just as versatile as any other spirit. Try making any of your favorite cocktails - a margarita, daiquiri, etc. - with moonshine and you'll see what we mean. This one might just be one of our all time favorite moonshine drinks. So go ahead and shake one up for yourself and see why we love it!

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
coupe glass

ingredients:

2 oz American Born Original Moonshine
1.5 oz Meletti Amaro
1 oz dark cherry juice (you can find it in grocery stores or make your own)
.5 oz lemon juice
twist of fresh ground pepper and cherries for garnish

 

method:

Combine all ingredients (except the garnish of course) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a twist of fresh-ground pepper on top and a few cherries.