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Moonshine-Cherry Blush

Photo: Brown Cannon III; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Roccio
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes 10 1/2 cups
Moonshine-Cherry Blush is guaranteed to quench your thirst and generate party buzz. Fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, and maraschino cherries garnish this tasty summer sipper.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup Basil-Lemon Moonshine
  • 1 cup grenadine
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 8 cups sparkling water
  • Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh basil leaves, maraschino cherries

How to Make It

  1. Process first 3 ingredients in a blender about 20 seconds or until herbs are minced. Stir together moonshine, next 2 ingredients, and sugar mixture in a pitcher until sugar dissolves. Gently stir in sparkling water. Serve immediately over ice.