One of my favorite things to do in the Summer is to experiment making all sorts of different drinks. I love trying new drinks specifically drinks on the sweet side. The more I experiment and ‘play around’ with my drinks, the more I wonder how many years I wasted drinking boring drinks. Since it’s extremely hot outside, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a drink that I could sip outside by the pool.
After playing around for a bit and tweaking my recipe, I’ve finally perfected my recipe for Orange Dreamsicle Moonshine. Recipes that require special ingredients drive me crazy so I like to make drinks that are simple. My recipe only requires a hand full of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Like any good moonshine, my recipe requires some sitting time. I like to make mine and let it sit for about a week. Sure, sometimes you want moonshine right this second, but I’ve learned if you always have a batch waiting for you then you have nothing to worry about.
Let’s get to the recipe.
Homemade Orange Dreamsicle Moonshine
- 1/8 cup French Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 4 Cups Orange Juice
- 1/2 Cups White Sugar
- 1 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Everclear®
Mix together the orange juice, vanilla extract, sugar and coffee creamer in a medium size pot. Bring to a boil while you are mixing. Boil for approximately 3-5 minutes. Make sure all ingredients are mixed together well. Once ingredients are mixed, take off of stove and let cool. Once cool add Everclear® and mix. Bottle the moonshine into mason jars.
Did you notice my secret ingredient? If you guessed Everclear®, then you’re correct! I’ve started to use it in most of my recipes because its neutral flavor profile gives you a clean slate to infuse and transform however you’d like. Whether you’re making bitters or limoncello, Everclear® is the perfect liquor to use. It’s one drink that I make sure to always keep in stock not only to make sophisticated drinks, but it’s a liquor that I know all my guests enjoy.
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What’s your favorite sophisticated drink to make at home?
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