5 Easy Summer Cocktails You Can Make With Moonshine

5 Easy Summer Cocktails You Can Make With Moonshine

Gatlinburg, TN isn’t a large town but it’s far from being a well-kept secret. A beautiful area located at the foot of the Smoky Mountains, presenting gorgeous scenery and breathtaking views wherever you go. Also, the home of the best summer cocktails ever! But we’ll get to that in just a minute…

Gatlinburg is most recently known for the wildfires the area residents fought with to keep their town. Although most of the area was left unscathed, news of the fires and damage caused by the fires hurt business in the area. They’re a town that relies heavily on each other, the businesses they support, and income from tourism. 

Behind the scenes at Sugarlands Distilling Co. in Gatlinburg Tenessee making summer cocktails

Among the businesses that you must visit, and that we were more than thrilled to support, while in Gatlinburg is Sugarlands Distilling Company. They distill actual moonshine on site and they allow tastings to those who are 21+ years of age. They also host informative distillery tours and Back Stage musical performances that are family friendly and open to all ages.

And you just never know when well-known Moonshiners Mark & Digger, Jim Tom, Mark Rogers, or Tickle could drop by.

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5 Easy Summer Cocktails You Can Make With Moonshine

Sugarlands Shine is great by itself, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. While we visited the family at Sugarlands Distilling (because honestly, when you walk in the door, you feel like you’re part of a family!), we tried some amazing new cocktails that the staff had conjured up on their back porch.

Try these amazing moonshine infused cocktails that are perfect for a hot summer evening and let us know which one was your favorite! You can find your favorite Sugarlands Shine by using their Shine Locator!

Dark Chocolate Cold Brew Cocktail:

1 oz Mint Condition Peppermint Moonshine
1.5 oz Dark Chocolate Coffee Sipping Cream
.5 oz Half and Half
4 oz Premium Cold Brew Coffee
Sugarlands Shine Peppermint is the ultimate cool down moonshine for a perfect summer cocktail

Shiney Arnold Palmer:

1.5 oz Southern Sweet Tea Moonshine
1.5 oz Old Fashioned Lemonade
2 oz Unsweetened Brewed Black tea
2oz Fresh Lemonade
Sugarlands Shine Moonshine has over 20 flavors that make great cocktails 

Peach Dreamsicle:

1 oz Mark Rogers American Peach
1.5 oz Electric Orange Sippin Cream
.5 oz Half and Half
.5 oz Peach Syrup
1.5 oz Orange Juice
Mark and Digger of Moonshiners visit Sugarlands Shine
Moonshiners Mark & Digger stopped in while we were visiting and signed bottles of their Rye Apple Moonshine and Hazelnut Rum for customers.

Hazey Beach:

1.5 oz Mark and Diggers Hazelnut Rum
1 oz OJ
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Cranberry Juice
 Sugarlands Shine Hazelnut Rum is perfect by itself or as part of a summer cocktail

Blackberry Sunset:

2.5 oz Blockaders Blackberry
3 oz Pineapple Juice
Top with dash of cayenne pepper
Sugarlands Shine Blackberry Moonshine is refreshing and fruity and makes a great summer cocktail addition
This post contains products and/or experiences based on our recent partnership with Sugarlands Distilling Co. All opinions are our own and were not influenced in any way. 

Which Sugarlands Shine Cocktail are you most looking forward to trying?

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