It’s so easy to make Lemonade Moonshine! You’re going to love this delicious, refreshing drink!
Papa C is in the house!
Of course, Mamma C is writing this post. But when it comes to homemade moonshine or cocktails, you know my hubby is involved.
And by involved, I mean he developed the recipe and typed it out for me. I love when that happens!
My hubby always has some homemade drink concoction going in our basement kitchen, along with his wine. It’s not unusual for me to be cooking on the main floor while he’s tinkering with flavored booze downstairs.
We’ll be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary soon and have learned that separate hobbies make for a happy marriage. Plus, we always have something good to eat and drink.
But, we were out of lemonade moonshine, so I ended up in the liquor store in the middle of the afternoon, awkwardly asking for the Everclear. (#foodbloggerproblems)
But, hey, I did it for you! (Hiccup!)
You guys really are going to enjoy this lemonade moonshine. It was a huge hit last summer at our house. I mean, friends in the neighborhood would randomly stop by just to have a glass or two.
It’s refreshing, sweet-tart and oh-so delicious. It’s lemonade with a kick. Perfect for spring break, don’t you think?
Plus, it’s even easier to make than my hubby’s Apple Pie Moonshine. (That one’s developing a cult following, by the way. Have you tried it?)
The lemonade version’s ready in less than 20 minutes. No overnight business involved.
If you can dissolve sugar in a pot of water on the stove, you’ve conquered the most challenging part of the recipe. You don’t even have to boil the mixture.
Even if it is snowing outside.
(Recipe Source: Papa C, aka my hubby, the drinks master)
- 6 3/4 cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup 151-proof alcohol (such as Everclear)
- 2 1/4 cups lemon juice (bottled juice is fine)
- Add your water and sugar to a large pot on the stove and whisk to combine. Heat the pot over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. (There is no need to boil the mixture.)
- Move the pot to a cool burner and let the sugar water (simple syrup) cool. (The 151 alcohol is flammable, so it's important to make sure the water mixture is no longer hot when you add the alcohol.)
- When the water mixture is cooled off, whisk in the alcohol and lemon juice.
With this recipe, each 8-ounce glass will be 15 proof.
For a stronger moonshine (30 proof), use 3 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup alcohol, and 1 cup lemon juice.