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July 15, 2015

How to Make Pineapple Moonshine

Pineapple Moonshine Recipe

This pineapple moonshine recipe captures all the natural sugars and flavors from fresh pineapple and transforms plain store bought moonshine such as Ole Smoky into a sweet alcoholic drink. But don’t be fooled, it will still pack a punch. 

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We made this recipe with store bought moonshine.


The Goods

  • 1 ripe pineapple- (A pineapple is ripe if a top leaf can be plucked with ease)
  • ½ cup white sugar 
  • 1 bottle 750 ml of grain alcohol – Ole Smoky moonshine/Everclear
  • 1 small lemon 


Simple Steps 

  • We cut pineapple into small squares. 
  • We distributed the pineapple evenly between two mason jars
  • We cut the lemon into thin slices 
  • We distributed lemon slices evenly into mason jars
  • Added ¼ cup sugar to each jar 
  • Poured a bottle of Ole Smoky Moonshine (Everclear/vodka are good substitutions) until brim of each moonshine jar. 
  • Sealed mason jars. 
  • We made sure to shake the jars daily. 
  • We stored in a cool place for one week- we used our refrigerator. We found the longer the fruit sits in Ole Smoky moonshine the more flavors the alcohol will pull from the Pineapple. We recommend storing the jars up to a year in a refrigerator for maximum flavor. 


Bootleg Pineapple "Moonshine" Recipe

Bootleg Pineapple "Moonshine" is the perfect paradise drink recipe; with elements of coconut and a touch more consistency with added pineapple juice mask the alcohol really well making it a very smooth and refreshing drink. This short and simple process makes pineapple flavored "moonshine" fast. With taste this good it can be deceiving, so please drink responsibly.

The Goods

  • 1 ripe pineapple 
  • 1 750 ml Ole Smoky moonshine- (Everclear and vodka are good substitutions)
  • 1 can (qt) pineapple juice 
  • 1 16oz can coconut water 
  • 6 tablespoons of brown sugar 

Simple Steps

  • We cut pineapple into chunks 
  • We added pineapple juice, coconut water, chunks into a pot .
  • We brought everything up to a boil 
  • We then removed it from heat and let cool to room temperature. 
  • We added the Ole Smoky Moonshine
  • We stirred it well. 
  • We then pour it into individual jars
  • We stored it in refrigerator for one week. We found the the longer the jars sit in the fridge the better it tastes. 

Pineapple Moonshine Cocktails

Sweet Summer Shine Cooler 

  • 1oz Pineapple moonshine made from Ole Smoky
  • .5oz Peach Moonshine made from Ole Smoky
  • Orange juice 
  • Poured over Ice and a splash of cherry juice 
  • Garnished with orange and cherry
Shine in Paradise
  • 1.5 oz Pineapple moonshine made from Ole Smoky
  • 2 oz Amaretto 
  • Splash of Cherry Juice 

Pineapple Chiller

  • 1.5 oz of Pineapple moonshine made from Ole Smoky
  • 2 oz Lime juice 
  • 1 oz Lemon Lime Soda 
  • Pineapple infused chunks 
  • Poured over ice 
  • Garnished with lime 
We made these cocktail recipe with store bought moonshine.
  • Do you have recipe for cherry bounce moonshine for a 20 gallon still.

    Posted by JImbo on November 13, 2021
  • Can you use canned pineapple if its in its own juice.

    Posted by Sherri on November 13, 2021
  • this is the biggest drink i ever thast in my hole life a super drink for al partys this is hundred % rock and roll so ill says happy full moonshine to al of you and bless this country of a realy good rock and roll to al .

    Posted by ola on July 31, 2020
  • Lately I have been making pineapple tepache, great drink on it’s own! but use it as mixer with coconut rum “fabulous”

    Posted by glenn Lowrimore on March 16, 2020
  • Anyone know how many jars you get from the moonshine recipe ??

    Posted by Dawn on May 21, 2018
  • Will the pineapple moonshine need to be strained? Also it says store in the refrigerator for at least a 5-6 days after that can you take it out and store it in a cool place or does it have to stay in the refrigerator for up to a year?

    Posted by Liza on October 06, 2017
  • how much sugar, cornmeal, and yeast do I use for just 1 qt of moonshine?

    Posted by Patrick on October 05, 2017
  • Do you have to seal them in a special way or is it literally just putting the top on the jar?

    Posted by Kelsey on September 25, 2017
  • Will the pineapple moonshine need to be strained? Also will it have a thick syrup In the botTom of the jar

    Posted by Angel on February 06, 2017
  • Wonderful recipe. Pineapple Moonshine is a nice recipe. I try this recipe last Sunday and really it was very tasty and delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Posted by pancakeorganics on November 10, 2016

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