Creative Cocktails with Unique Moonshine Spirits

Sunday 03rd, January 2016 / 14:58 Written by
Creative Cocktails with Unique Moonshine Spirits

Southern Sweet Tea

One of a Kind Cocktails Made with Moonshine

Impress Guests with Specialized Cocktails


It’s the holiday season, which means it’s the time of year for parties and celebrations. This year, do something different and surprise your guests with unique moonshine cocktails from Sugarlands Distilling Company. Whether you want to impress your family and friends with cocktails they have never seen before, or you want to show up to the party with exciting favors everyone can enjoy, make it happen with moonshine cocktails!

In recent months, the popularity of these cocktails has soared to new heights—as portrayed in in this Bon Appetite article—but not everyone has had the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of this versatile spirit.

Currently, Sugarlands Distilling Company crafts 11 unique offerings at their downtown Gatlinburg distillery, which has become one of the nation’s premier tourist destinations. For unique holiday cocktail ideas, Sugarlands offers instruction on their recipe page, in addition to the three recipes listed below. But sometimes it is best to experiment on your own!

So dazzle you friends and family this holiday season with moonshine cocktails! You really can’t go wrong. Sugarlands Shine can now be found in FL, AL, MS, SC, NC, TN, KY, IN, IL, WV, MD, NY, CT, MI, VA and MN, with many more locations to be added soon.


Nutty Old Fashioned



1.25oz Sugarlands Distilling Co. Jim Tom’s Unaged Rye
1.25 Sugarlands Distilling Co. Peanut Butter and Jelly Moonshine
.5oz hazelnut liqueur
In tin, muddle 1 large brown sugar cube with a splash of club soda and 3 dashes of blood orange bitters.

Add ice then build booze on top. Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Pour over 3 large ice cubes, garnish with an orange peel and frozen grape.


Lunchbox Martini

2 oz PB&J
2 oz Grape Juice
1 oz Half and Half

Combine ingredients in mixing tin with ice. Garnish martini glass rim with marshmallow fluff and crushed graham cracker. Strain chilled ingredients in to garnished martini glass.


Blue Raspberry Crush



1.25 oz of Blueberry Muffin
.75 oz of Raspberry Vodka
2 oz Hawaiian Punch
2 oz Lemon Lime soda
Combine all ingredients over ice in pint glass. Stir well.
Blueberry Lemonade


2 oz of Blueberry Muffin
1/2 a Lemon
1 oz Vanilla simple syrup
2 oz Soda water

Cut the lemon in to 8ths. Squeeze and place half the lemon in the bottom of the glass. Cover with crushed ice. Pour over simple syrup followed by the moonshine and then shake with mixing tin. Top with soda and garnish with lemon wedge.


About Sugarlands Distilling Company

Sugarlands Distilling Company is a producer of craft quality moonshine and whiskey and is also a popular attraction in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Inside the distillery, guests can taste free samples of authentic Sugarlands Shine, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the production, and purchase a variety of moonshine flavors, mountain merchandise, and apparel. To enhance their experience, guests can enjoy live music, Appalachian storytelling, and book outdoor adventure tours in the Sugarlands, an area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park historically referred to as “moonshiners’ paradise.” The company is East Tennessee-owned, with a focus on bettering the local community through a variety of events and charitable giving. Sugarlands Distilling Company’s phased strategic distribution strategy will be supported through a partnership with TAG USA, one of the most respected beverage marketing/sales organizations in the country.

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