M is for Moonshine

White lightning. Corn liquor. Hooch. There are a hundred names by which liquor was (and might still be) made illegally. It is believed that this practice began in Colonial times when colonists would sell liquor to the Native Americans. Production continued during Prohibition and beyond, often in the hills where government agents were scarce, then transported to the nearby towns and sold.

Making moonshine is an art, and some producers added a “special ingredient” to distinguish theirs from everyone else’s.

The basic recipe for moonshine can be found here. I wouldn’t try it at home, though, not unless you look good in horizontal stripes and you don’t mind spending the next few years behind bars.

Have you ever tasted moonshine?


M is for Moonshine — 5 Comments

  1. Wow, a post on Moonshine that comes complete with recipe. This is why it’s so much fun to blog-hop. You just never know what will be a click away! I’m over from A to Z if you want to visit.

  2. yikes! i bet i’m moonshine intolerant =) i predict a cartoon like hair raising, ear steaming experience from that strong stuff!

  3. No, I haven’t. I’d be interested in trying it at some point. I always thought it was whiskey. But I guess not?