Moonshine, with its roots in homemade distilling traditions, has taken on various flavors and forms over the years. One of the more recent and delicious innovations is Orange Creamsicle Moonshine, combining the sweet, nostalgic taste of creamsicles with the kick of moonshine. Here’s how to make your own batch of this delightful concoction:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of 190-proof grain alcohol (or high-proof vodka)
  • 1 cup of half-and-half (or heavy cream for a creamier version)

Equipment:

  • Large saucepan
  • Funnel
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Glass jars or bottles for storing

Instructions:

1. Simple Syrup:

a. In a large saucepan, combine the white sugar and water.

b. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar completely dissolves.

c. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the simple syrup cool to room temperature.

2. Moonshine Base:

a. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooled simple syrup, thawed orange juice concentrate, and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.

b. Slowly pour in the grain alcohol (or high-proof vodka), stirring continuously to combine.

3. Creamy Finish:

a. If you prefer a creamier texture, gently stir in the half-and-half (or heavy cream). This step gives your moonshine that classic creamsicle creaminess.

4. Bottling:

a. Use a funnel to pour the Orange Creamsicle Moonshine into glass jars or bottles for storage. Seal them tightly.

5. Aging:

a. Store your Orange Creamsicle Moonshine in a cool, dark place for at least a few days to allow the flavors to meld and mellow.

6. Serving:

a. Once it’s aged to your liking, serve your moonshine over ice or in small, chilled glasses.

Notes:

  • Be cautious when handling high-proof alcohol. Ensure proper ventilation while mixing.
  • Remember to consume moonshine responsibly and in moderation, as it can be very potent.
  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness and creaminess to your taste by adding more or less sugar, cream, or alcohol.

This Orange Creamsicle Moonshine recipe captures the essence of a beloved childhood treat with an adult twist. Whether you sip it straight or use it as a base for cocktails, it’s sure to be a hit at gatherings or as a homemade gift. Enjoy responsibly!

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