Moonshine Holiday! Try These Fancy Cocktails with an American Classic


MM Waldorf
By: Dove

Tis the season of joy and merriment, and perhaps a lot of special beverages that you may actually need if you’re around crazy family members too long this holiday season. Of course we can sip on egg nog and order up the usual sweet mixes at the bar, but if you like some edge to your drink why not shoot for a moonshine cocktail? Yep, moonshine!

Our friends at the budding Manhattan Moonshine brand have evolved the classic liquor without exploiting the “backwoods” myth of moonshine’s history. As the company says, “real moonshine deserves to be taken seriously”, and they challenge whiskey connoisseurs to take this luxury style un-aged whiskey toe-to-toe with their favorite brands. Manhattan Moonshine was developed to stay to the roots of the drink, while making it mix-worthy.

Please check out some of these recipes that you can try with Manhattan Moonshine for your holiday and New Year’s Eve parties:

Blood & Sand

  • 3/4 oz Manhattan Moonshine
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Cherry Heering
  • 3/4 oz fresh squeezed OJ
  • Glass: Martini or Coupe
  • Garnish with orange twist
  • Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and shake well. Stain into a chilled Martini glass or Coupe.

MM Waldorf

  • 2 oz Manhattan Moonshine
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Absinthe
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Glass: Martini
  • Garnish: none
  • Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

Old Fashioned

  • 2 oz Manhattan Moonshine
  • 2 sugar cubes
  • Twist of lemon
  • Twist of orange
  • 2 barspoons of water
  • Dash of Bitters
  • Glass: Rocks
  • Garnish: citrus twists
  • Method: Build in rocks glass. Add sugar cubes and citrus twists and dash of bitters in bottom of glass. Lightly muddle ingredients. Pour in MM, add ice and stir. Add a little water as needed or a splash of club soda.

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