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A bootlegger’s reimagining of the swanky Sidecar, straight moonshine added to cointreau, lemon juice, and cognac will rev up your engines for chasing down a great time from one mountaintop to the next.

Moonshine by John Schlimm Moonshine by John Schlimm


  • 1 ounce cointreau

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce cognac

  • 1 ounce unflavored moonshine

  • Lemon slice (for garnishing)


In a shaker filled with ice, combine all the ingredients, except the lemon slice, shaking well. Strain into a Mason jar. Garnish with the lemon slice.

Excerpted from Moonshine: A Celebration of America's Original Rebel Spirit by John Schlimm. Copyright 2018 Citadel Press.