Forget Hot Chocolate: Warm Up with a Sweet-Tart Moonshine Cocktail

02/01/2016 at 04:18 PM ET


Think you can only get the perfect moonshine cocktail once in a blue moon? Now, you can make one at home — if you can legally buy moonshine in your state, of course.

Patti and David from Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners made a specialty cocktail called the “Blue Moon…shine.” (See what they did there?)

The Louisiana father-daughter duo were experimenting with oranges and moonshine one summer day and came up with a sweet-tart combo that made a tasty, albeit potent, cocktail.

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“It’s the perfect breezy, sweet drink with a hint of tart from the ‘shine,” Patti tells PEOPLE.

The docuseries, which airs Tuesdays at 9/8C, explores the lives of people carrying on the traditions of their moonshine-making ancestors. And what better way to watch the show (or do anything) than with an ice-cold moonshine cocktail? Get their recipe below.

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The Blue Moon…shine
¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries (“to make it more sweet and less acidic”)
¼ fresh orange juice
1 1/2 oz. moonshine
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 cup of seltzer

Shake first three ingredients, then add simple syrup and seltzer.

—Blake Bakkila, @bcbakkila

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