This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Sugarlands Distilling Company.
Summer has finally here, and with this plentiful amounts of sunshine and long days spent outdoors by the pool, I never would have guessed my drink of choice would be a moonshine cocktail. In fact, I am obsessed with the moonshine crafted by Sugarlands Distilling Co. It is so smooth and versatile, you could mix it with an endless variety of mixers. I drink their moonshine straight and on the rocks, and they are equally as refreshing.
Sugarlands Distilling Company creates delicious award-winning varieties of moonshine, cream liqueurs, rum and rye whiskey. Located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, it is a fully functioning distillery that is nestled right outside the beautiful Smokey Mountains. When you visit, be sure to take a tour of the still house and enjoy the live music on the Spirit Stage. I always love the charm and character of distilleries and I look forward to visiting when I am in the area.
Their Moonshine, sold in mason jars, comes in a wide variety of fun flavors that evoke a sense of country pride and good old-fashioned times. These include Southern Sweet Tea, Appalachian Apple Pie, Strawberry Dream, Old Fashioned Lemonade, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Mark Rogers American Peach.
In the summer I love anything with pineapple, coconut, and fresh berries. Out of all their award-winning moonshines, I decided to recreate their Blackberry Sunset made with their Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine, and their Pina Colada ‘Shine combines fresh pineapple and coconut milk. It is perfectly smooth, crisp, and sweet. I know I will have a lot of fun with this particular ‘Shine this summer enjoying it in various ways in a blender or over ice.
The blackberry cocktail was so velvety, with the taste of ripe berries and the floral fragrances of honeysuckle and lavender.
- 3 oz Blockader’s Blackberry Moonshine
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz club soda
- 1 blackberry (I always like to add more)
- 1 pineapple slice
- Dash of cayenne pepper
Build ingredients over ice. Garnish with blackberry and pineapple slice. Top with cayenne pepper.
The Coconut Bellini recipe fits right in to the Hamptons scene, bringing in a touch of warm southern charm.
- 1 oz Pina Colada Moonshine
- 2 oz champagne
- fresh berries
Muddle berries with moonshine and chill. Top with champagne.
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