Tavern on 17th
In real taverns they drink moonshine, which we will tell you about.
Moonshine is a kind of high-proof liquor that is often manufactured in an unauthorized manner. The practice of making the alcoholic beverage covertly during the nighttime hours, so as to avoid being discovered, is where the name comes from. In the first few decades of the 21st century, commercial distilleries have started producing their own novel versions of moonshine, including a great many flavored varieties. These novel versions of moonshine are becoming increasingly popular.
In English, moonshine is also known as mountain dew, choop, hooch (abbreviation of hoochinoo, name of a specific liquor, from Tlingit), homebrew, mulekick, shine, white lightning, white/corn liquor, white/corn whiskey, pass around, firewater, bootleg.
Even though everyone has a taste they like best, we’ve selected the top five varieties that are sure to offer you the authentic moonshine experience:
A time-honored tradition passed down from the veterans. If I were drinking moonshine, I would have a hard time ordering something that would entice Popcorn Sutton to come back from the dead and drive a coon pecker bone through my eye. Sure, these modern distilleries may offer mango strawberry margarita, and to be honest, that stuff probably tastes great. But if I were drinking moonshine, I would have a hard time ordering something that would tempt Popcorn Sutton to come back from the dead. In the end, moonshine is a drink that goes nicely with basic fruits. Nothing too out of the ordinary. You just need a trace amount of taste to dull the sharpness of the sensation.
2. Dill Pickle
I’m going to take this one. I’m a pickle man, which is a funny thing to write but an even worse thing to say out loud when trying to explain why you went to a distillery and purchased pickled cucumbers. But that’s what I am. A pickle person. Nevertheless, even if Zombie Popcorn were to show up and chastise me for my illicit passion for moonshine, I will not allow myself to be humiliated by it. I enjoy pickles. My wife is appalled by the fact that I sip pickle juice straight from the jar like a wild animal. In addition, I like drinking Bloody Marys, and I think a moonshine pickle is superior than an olive on a skewer any day of the week.
Only during the Christmas season. Eggnog is, without a doubt, the most conventional means of becoming inebriated throughout the Christmas season; yet, this substance is very heavy on the stomach. The flavor of peppermint moonshine is clean and invigorating, much like the air on a cold winter night. It is possible that, when consumed in moderation, it may even have a little invigorating or stimulating effect on the senses. Incomparably preferable to the consumption of runny egg pudding, regardless of the quantity of alcohol and cinnamon that is added to it.
It has a timeless quality. Cherries are a fruit that never disappoints. There is something about the sweetness of the cherry taste that, although there, does not dominate the experience. You don’t want your shine to have the flavor of a Sonic Slush if you’re going to be drinking it, do you? You are looking for that rush. The cherries smooth out any rough edges. Additionally, there are two additional advantages to cherry. To begin, you may consume the cherries, which is an excellent method for achieving a smashed state of mind. And if you are helping a pal send shine to his father in Oregon — discreetly, of course – you may peel off any labels and designate the batch of handmade maraschino cherries in case any John Q. Laws get suspicious. This is an extremely crucial point. Everyone, we need plausible deniability. It’s a thing people do.
5. Apple Pie
It is delicious. Some people may find it overly sugary, but they are mistaken and need to be avoided. The moonshine equivalent of apple pie is babe ruth. Before the proliferation of commercial and legal moonshine, I’m prepared to guess that seventy-five percent of all moonshine that was drank socially – that is, drinking for the purpose of having fun rather than getting drunk – was apple pie.
Moonshine made from apple pie is just as healthy as the dessert it’s based on. Moonshiners from Tennessee are known to keep a little jar of apple pie moonshine tucked away at the back of their cabinets. In point of fact, I was acquainted with a woman whose father served as the sheriff of a little county in Tennessee back in the 1960s. On Election Day, she would wait on the front porch with several cases of apple pie moonshine, and the villagers would go vote, then pass by her dad’s home to pick up a jar in “appreciation” for their support of her campaign. She would then drink the whiskey while sitting on the front porch. And lastly, apple pie has a reputation for being very tasty. How many of your friends or family members don’t like for apple pie? There should be a greater variety of foods in this world that have the flavor of apple pie. If you look at a list of moonshine tastes and apple pie is not first on the list, what do you think? It is quite OK for you to smack the list maker with a coon pecker; that is exactly what Popcorn would have wanted.