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Lemonade Moonshine

Enjoy this Lemonade Moonshine from Papa C!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade moonshine, moonshine
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Cooking with Mamma C


  • 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.
  • Transfer your lemonade moonshine to bottles or mason jars and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Serve chilled, with ice, if desired.


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.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 21.3mg | Calcium: 8mg