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Moonshine Margarita

The Moonshine Margarita uses Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine instead of tequila, so it’s not exactly a true margarita. However, it has a similar taste to tequila, with a touch of sweetness and notes of corn.

Moonshine Margarita on table top

This drink makes an interesting change when you’re wanting a margarita. It’s a fun option to serve to guests because most aren’t familiar with moonshine and have no idea it can be used in cocktails.


  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

Pour the first three listed ingredients into a cocktail shaker and stir. Add the moonshine and fill the shaker with ice. Cover and shake until chilled. Rim a margarita glass with lime juice and salt, and strain the mixture into it.