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October 8, 2014 posted in Recipes

Muskmelon "Moonshine"

Melon Moonshine

HoneyDew, Cantaloupe, and Muskmelon

Are you a fan of honeydew, cantaloupe, or muskmelon? We are. Nothing is better than a ripe, late-summer melon. They're sweet, refreshing and delicious. Are you also a fan of moonshine? Well if you like melons and you like moonshine, then chances are that you'll absolutely love this super simple melon-shine recipe. Though, remember, making and even having moonshine is illegal. If you're going to make this on your own, it'd be wise to use some store bought shine, everclear, or perhaps even vodka.

Make Some Melon "Moonshine"

Slice up one of your favorite melons (we gave you a few options above). Remove the rind and ditch the seeds. Add the flesh of the fruit to a quart jar of regular ol' corn whiskey (vodka if you must). OK, this next step is important. DON'T drink it! Not yet, at least. You need to leave it sit for a week before cracking it open. This requires some patience, but you'll get better results if you let it it sit for a week as opposed to a day. Your reward? If you manage to make it through the entire week without drinking you'll end up with one of the best tasting jars of shine you've ever laid your hands on. 

Crack open a jar of this stuff and pass it around a circle. By the end of the night you'll have more new friends than you can count. Really, melon shine is one of our favorite types of flavored alcohol and we know you're going to like it. Enjoy!

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*Some of these pictures are fictitious and are for educational / demonstration purposes only. We use water and store bought grain alcohol to simulate "moonshine." It is illegal to distill alcohol without federal and state distillers or fuel alcohol permits.

  • What’s ESPECIALLY important is that the melon you use be ripe. I mean, very ripe. It needs to be juicy. Take a bite of the melon first and if you like the taste then you should put it in.

    Unripe melons/fruits don’t have the tasty natural sugars that only come out when they sit around aging.

    Typically, the darker the cantaloupe meat, the more juicy and sugary it tends to be. However, After putting it in the jars (usually a big handful, by the way), they will lose color as the water from the fruit gets displaced by the alcohol. But, that’s part of the fun since the fruit itself will eventually contain just about as much ABV as the alcohol you put in the jar at the start. The Fruit certainly won’t be too Tasty afterwards but it sure as hell packs a bite.

    So, thump those melons well before buying, and enjoy!

    Posted by Adam S on January 26, 2015
  • Do you sell a complete kit turn key and ready to go …

    Posted by Edard James on December 17, 2014
  • JOHN – check the website you are on….they have quite a few recipes on their blog- you might have to sift though a few pages but you will find em.

    Posted by StillDaddy on October 10, 2014
  • How do I get recipes

    Posted by John on October 10, 2014
  • I’m interested in it all. The kit how to brew everything.

    Posted by William a Maxwell on October 09, 2014

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