Strawberry Moonshine Mint Julep – Moonshine gets all gentrified.

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Strawberry Moonshine Mint Julep

Winter is on it’s way out and balmy weather is in the forecast. That means it’s time to start planning the drink menu for the warmer days that lie ahead. When we think warm-weather drinks, we think mint juleps. The mint julep, one of the first mixed drinks, was popularized on 18th-century Southern plantations. They were originally made with cognac. Bourbon was probably adopted as a substitute by Southerners after the Civil War. This new twist on an old favorite is sure to please. Moonshine, also known as white whiskey, takes the place of Bourbon in this interpretation of the classic cocktail. The crisp flavor of the white whiskey finds a tangy counterpart in macerated strawberries, sweeter and juicier than berries used fresh. Serve these babies up in mason jars,  and they’re the ideal afternoon sipper.

Strawberry Moonshine Mint Julep

2 large ripe strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2 tsp. sugar
3 leaves fresh mint
2 oz. moonshine or white whiskey or what we call “whitedog”
1/2 oz. lemon juice
Sprig of mint, for garnish

Preparation

Combine cut strawberries, sugar, mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Stir and let stand until strawberries are macerated, up to 10 minutes. Add moonshine, lemon juice, and ice to fill the shaker, and shake vigorously for an additional minute. Pour out contents into mason jars, adding more ice as needed. Garnish with a sprig of mint. And if you want to make that chill last even longer, throw in one of our frozen whiskey stones. We won’t stop you.

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