Cranberry-Infused Moonshine

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Cranberry-Infused MoonshineRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Pour infused moonshine into decanters, and add fresh cranberries and citrus rind for a pretty look. Use this mixture for our drink recipes only, not straight up or on the rocks.


Makes about 3 1/4 cups


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1 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 (750-milliliter) bottle moonshine
2 (2- x 1-inch) orange rind strips


Total: 15 Minutes

Cook cranberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, liquid begins to turn a light pink color, and cranberries just begin to pop. Let cool slightly (about 10 minutes). Pour mixture into a large glass jar; stir in moonshine and orange rind strips. Let stand at room temperature 3 days. Pour through a fine-wire mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Return moonshine mixture to jar. Store in refrigerator up to 2 months.

Note: We tested with Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon Carolina Moonshine (

Created date

November 2010