Winter Moonshine Flavors and Recipes for the Holidays

Written by 'Courtney Doss' on November 30, 2021 / Moonshine

As we transition from bonfire to fireplace, our moonshine may also go from a mason jar to our favorite mug. Whether you’re wrapped in blankets by the fire or preparing for a holiday party, Midnight Moon wants to make sure you have a list of the perfect holiday moonshine recipes.

And the best part is, you can buy Midnight Moon moonshine online or check out our store locator to find our mason jars near you. And if you’re in a hurry, you can always check out our canned cocktails; though if you have an extra couple minutes, we think you’ll be quite pleased with the recipes below. There’s nothing like real ‘shine around the holidays.

Midnight Moon Moonshine Flavors This Winter

Midnight Moon Moonshine Cinnamon Cider Cocktail
Midnight Moon Cinnamon Cider

When we think of winter-themed moonshine flavors, we have a few flavors come to mind:

  • Apple Pie
  • Blackberry
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon

Apple Pie moonshine drinks – as well as the others listed – may not come as a surprise, but that’s why we decided to feature a few bonus flavors at the end of the list. We think these moonshine cocktail recipes are worth including, because who doesn’t love spiked hot chocolate?

Midnight Moon Moonshine Recipes for the Holiday Season

Midnight Moon has several moonshine recipes that will bring joy to your holiday season. From hot moonshine drinks to ‘shine renditions of classic cocktails, pick out your favorites below and enjoy!

  1. Apple Pie Hot Toddy
  2. Warm Spiked Apple Cider
  3. Apple Pie with a Zing
  4. Blackberry Hot Toddy
  5. Blackberry Winter
  6. Spiced Hot Sangria with Midnight Moon Cherry
  7. Cherry Old Fashioned
  8. Mistletoe Martini with Midnight Moon Cherry
  9. Cinnamon Cider
  10. Cinnamon Tea
  11. Cinnamon White Russian


  1. Spiked Hot Chocolate
  2. Champagne Cocktails with Midnight Moon Raspberry

Apple Pie Moonshine Recipes

Midnight Moon Moonshine Apple Pie Cocktail
Midnight Moon Apple Pie Cocktail
  • Apple Pie Hot Toddy
    • 1½ oz. Midnight Moon Apple Pie
    • 1 Lemon Wedge
    • 2 Tsp Honey
    • 1 tea bag, warm (we recommend a tea with a little spice)

Make the tea, then stir in the Midnight Moon Apple Pie and honey. Garnish with the lemon wedge.

  • Warm Spiked Apple Cider
    • 1 cup Apple Cider
    • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
    • 3 oz. Midnight Moon Apple Pie

Heat the apple cider and one cinnamon stick in a saucepan till warm and then add to the glass with Midnight Moon Apple Pie. Garnish with the second cinnamon stick.

  • Apple Pie with a Zing
    • 1 Tbsp Ginger Syrup (can make homemade)
    • 1½ oz. Midnight Moon Apple Pie
    • ¾ oz. Apple Cider Vinegar
    • ½ oz. Orange Liqueur
    • 1 tbsp Honey
    • Star Anise

             Combine all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain over glass with ice. Garnish with star anise.

Blackberry Moonshine Recipes

Midnight Moon Moonshine Blackberry Cocktail
Midnight Moon Blackberry Cocktail
  • Blackberry Hot Toddy
    • 2 oz. Midnight Moon Blackberry
    • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
    • ½ cup Hot Water or Tea
    • ½ aof a 6 oz. package of blackberries
    • 1 Lemon Wedge
    • 1 Vanilla Stick

             For a brown sugar rim, pour brown sugar on a plate, run the lemon wedge around the rim of the mug or glass and dip the rim into the brown sugar. Juice the blackberries by mashing them in a colander over a bowl. Add the Midnight Moon Blackberry, vanilla, the rest of the lemon juice from the wedge, and the water or tea to the blackberry juice. Add the extra brown sugar as well and stir until it dissolves. Pour into your mug or glass and garnish with the vanilla stick and a blackberry.

  • Blackberry Winter
    • 1 cup Lemon Juice
    • 1 cup Lime juice
    • ¾ cup (13 oz.) Sugar
    • 1 cup Hot Water
    • Blackberries (3 pints for extra puree)
    • 1¼ Midnight Moon Blackberry

             To make the sour mix, add the lemon juice, lime juice, 8 oz. of sugar and water to a pitcher and stir. Let cool. To make the blackberry puree, blend the blackberries and 5 oz. of sugar with 1 cup of water until smooth. Pour the Midnight Moon Blackberry into a shaker with ice, add 2 oz. of the blackberry puree and shake strongly. Strain into a glass with ice.

Recipes with Moonshine Cherries and Cherry Moonshine

Midnight Moon Moonshine Cherry Cocktail
Midnight Moon Cherry Cocktail
  • Spiced Hot Sangria with Moonshine Cherries (Serves 12)
    • 2 bottles of Red Wine
    • 2 bottles of White Wine
    • 1 cup of Brandy
    • 1 Sliced Orange
    • Moonshine Cherries from 1 Mason Jar of Midnight Moon Cherry
    • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
    • 1 cup Simple Syrup

             Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour. Then put it on low to keep it warm. Transfer into glasses with a ladle.

  • Cherry Old Fashioned
    • 8 Frozen Moonshine Cherries
    • 8 dashes of Bitters
    • 8 dashes of Orange Bitters
    • Juice of 1 Orange
    • 3 Tbsp Sugar
    • 1 cup Brandy

             After freezing the moonshine cherries from the Midnight Moon Cherry mason jar, muddle them. Combine all the ingredients in a liquid measuring cup and stir. Pour into 4 glasses over ice and garnish with orange twists.

  • Mistletoe Martini with Cherry Moonshine
    • 1½ oz. Midnight Moon Cherry
    • ¾ oz. Brandy
    • Juice of 1 Lime
    • Raspberries (for garnish)
    • Rosemary (for garnish)
    • Sugar (for rim)

             Rim a martini glass with sugar. Fill the shaker partially with ice and pour in the Midnight Moon Cherry, brandy and lime juice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a couple of raspberries and rosemary.

Cinnamon Moonshine Recipes

Midnight Moon Moonshine Cinnamon Cocktail
Midnight Moon Cinnamon Cocktail
  • Cinnamon Cider
    • 2 oz. Midnight Moon Cinnamon
    • Apple Cider

             Combine Midnight Moon Cinnamon and cider. Serve warm or over ice. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

  • Cinnamon Tea
    • 2 oz. Midnight Moon Cinnamon
    • Tea

             Pour Midnight Moon Cinnamon into a mason jar. Add warm or cool tea and garnish with a lemon wedge.

  • Cinnamon White Russian
    • 3 cups Water (for cinnamon simple syrup)
    • 3 cups Granulated Sugar (for cinnamon simple syrup)
    • 2 Cinnamon Sticks (for cinnamon simple syrup)
    • Small and Large Ice Cubes
    • 4 parts Midnight Moon Cinnamon
    • 3 parts Coffee Liqueur
    • 3 parts Cinnamon Simple Syrup
    • 2 parts Cream

             Make the cinnamon simple syrup by heating the water, sugar and cinnamon sticks over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. The longer it simmers, the more you will taste the cinnamon. Then, combine the small ice cubes, Midnight Moon Cinnamon, coffee liqueur, cinnamon simple syrup and cream in a shaker and strain into a glass over a large ice cube.

Bonus Winter Moonshine Recipes:

Midnight Moon Moonshine Blueberry Cocktail
Midnight Moon Blueberry Cocktail
  • Adult Hot Chocolate with Midnight Moon Original (Serves 6)
    • 4 cups Whole Milk
    • 2 Tbsp Sugar
    • ½ Vanilla Bean or 1 Tsp Vanilla
    • 6 oz. Dark Chocolate (60% Cacao)
    • 1 Tsp Sea Salt
    • 4 oz. Midnight Moon Original
    • 2 oz. Frangelico
    • 2 oz. Irish Cream
    • Marshmallows

             Heat milk, sugar, salt and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar and salt dissolve. Do not let milk boil. Add in chocolate pieces and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Then, stir in Midnight Moon Original, frangelico and Irish cream. Serve with marshmallows.

  • Champagne Cocktails with Raspberry Moonshine
    • 2 oz. Orange Liqueur
    • 1 oz. Midnight Moon Raspberry
    • Sparkling Rose
    • Raspberries

             Add the orange liqueur and Midnight Moon Raspberry in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 flutes. Fill with sparkling rose and garnish with raspberries.

Midnight Moon moonshine is in fashion no matter the season, so make sure you celebrate the holidays with us and try some of our favorite winter moonshine recipes. Who knew moonshine mixed drinks could be so much fun?