Strawberry Moonshine Julep

by0| PUBLISHED May 6, 2011 8:00 AM
Strawberry Moonshine Julep
White whiskey takes the place of bourbon in this summery interpretation of a julep. Get the recipe for Strawberry Moonshine Julep ». Maxime Iattoni

Moonshine, also known as white whiskey, takes the place of Bourbon in this summery interpretation of a julep. The crisp flavor of this clear spirit finds a tangy counterpoint in macerated strawberries, sweeter and juicier than berries used fresh. Served in mason jars, they're an ideal afternoon tipple.

Yield: makes one cocktail


  • 2 large ripe strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into 1/4–inch pieces
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 leaves fresh mint, plus a sprig for garnish
  • 2 oz. moonshine or white whiskey, like Original Moonshine
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. lemon juice


  • Combine cut strawberries, sugar, mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Stir and let stand until strawberries are macerated, up to 10 minutes. Add moonshine, lemon juice, and ice to fill the shaker, and shake vigorously for an additional minute. Pour out contents into mason jars, adding more ice as needed. Garnish with a sprig of mint.