Monday, December 7, 2015

Margarita Moonshine

It's no secret that Hubby and I enjoy a good margarita. So why not expand on that?! Margarita Moonshine is the perfect combination of margarita flavor, with a backwoods kick. If you're a fan of margaritas, then you should definitely to try this moonshine. You will love it!

'Tis the season... A quart of Margarita Moonshine would also make a great Christmas gift. If you start a batch now, you should have just enough time to let it mellow, before giving it to friends and loved ones.

 Printable Recipe 

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 8 cups Water
  • 2 cups Everclear
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed Lemon Juice 
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 cup Margarita Mix
  • 1 Tbs Sea Salt


Pour half of the amount of water into a large saucepan. Heat up the water and mix in the sugar until completely dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool completely. 

Meanwhile, juice your lemons and limes. (We like to get a little pulp in there too, but make sure you remove any seeds.)

Stir the now cooled sugar water mixture, along with the rest of the water, Everclear, lemon, lime, margarita mix, and sea salt into a gallon jug.

You can now transfer the mixture into smaller containers if you like. (We prefer to use the quart sized glass jars.) Place the moonshine in the refrigerator and let it rest for at least a week before you drink it. (It will be EXTREMELY strong at first, but will mellow out as it sits.)

Shake well before serving.

Makes 1 Gallon

Pass it around... and Enjoy!


  1. You naughty little girl LOL I like!! You are this week's feature at the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop and you have been pinned. Can't wait to see what you share this week!

    1. Thank you for the feature Mindie! I'll see you this afternoon. :o)

  2. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!!!

  3. What margarita mix did you use for this

    1. Hi Chad. Thanks for dropping by. We usually use the Master of Mixes Big Bucket Mixer, but you can use any margarita mix that suits your tastes. :o)

  4. It sounds super sweet. Does it need this much sugar or can I use half?

    1. Hi Jo. It may sound sweet, but it really isn't. It's just enough to balance out the lemon's tartness. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Just made this last weekend and it is wonderful! As you can tell I didn't wait a couple weeks, I even shared it with a friend, who also loves it. Thanks for the great recipe. I made a small change, I added the juice of one orange and 1 tsp of orange extract.

  6. Think I will try adding some rum to this when I make it.

  7. I am brand new to your recipes and nearly brand-new to Pintrest. I have an ignorant question.
    What is Everclear? Thanks so much

    1. No problem. Everclear is a grain alcohol found in most liquor stores.


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