Key Lime Moonshine: Recipe

Everyone needs a fresh and icy drink during a summer night, a stressful night, or a winter night. In short, there is no perfect night for a refreshing cocktail; you can crave one anytime. One such refreshing cocktail is Key Lime Moonshine. It is a famous drink that originated in Florida. But it is impossible to go to Florida every time you crave it. So, let’s make it home so you can enjoy it whenever you want it.


Choosing the right ingredients is the most basic and essential part of any recipe. Without proper ingredients, you will not be able to get the exact taste that you are craving. So, choose your ingredients very carefully. Here is the list of ingredients you need to make the critical lime moonshine:

  • 2 cups of Everclear or plain moonshine (choose something close to 190 or 195 proof)
  • 2 cups of purified water
  • ¼ cup of key lime juice
  • Five key limes, quartered
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar

Please be mindful about choosing the ingredients, don’t take any alternatives as they won’t provide you with the same taste as you expect.


Pour Everclear, key lime juice, and the critical limes into a jar. The jar should be a quart mason jar. Shake the jar so all the ingredients combine thoroughly. Let this jar sit for three weeks. Remember to shake the jar every other day so that all the ingredients combine thoroughly and no one ingredient overpowers the taste of other ingredients.

Add water and sugar to a saucepan, and heat it until the sugar dissolves and a sticky liquid forms. Let this solution cool at room temperature. Now, strain the critical limes from the alcohol formed and pour back the alcohol into the jar. Add the sugar waste solution to the jar and seal it. Let this jar sit for two weeks; if you want your alcohol to be strong, put less sugar solution in the jar. You can serve this key lime moonshine with a bit of soda, water, and ice.

This drink is best coupled with Jalapeno poppers. Enjoy your drink anytime and lift your mood or add extra happiness to your happy mood.