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Lemonade Moonshine
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
19 mins
Enjoy this Lemonade Moonshine from Papa C!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemonade moonshine, moonshine
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 144 kcal
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)
  1. 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.)
  2. 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.)
  3. When the water mixture is cooled off, whisk in the alcohol and lemon juice.
  4. Transfer your lemonade moonshine to bottles or mason jars and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Serve chilled, with ice, if desired.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Lemonade Moonshine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Vitamin C 21.3mg26%
Calcium 8mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.