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It is still the middle of the holidays and, as far as I am concerned, we can still have lots of sweet treats! This Coconut Frosted Doughnut Moonshine is a great way to ring in the new year and with our homemade coconut moonshine recipe, you can’t go wrong.
The creamy goodness will have you making a few more jars of it before you finish the one you are currently working on. You might want to actually call this coconut cream moonshine!
What is moonshine?
Moonshine was originally a slang term for high-proof liquor that was and continues to be produced illicitly, without government authorization. The name was derived from a tradition of creating the alcohol during the nighttime, to avoid detection. Nowadays, there is no need to hide in the middle of the night and create your treat.
Why is moonshine still illegal?
One simple word: money. The government makes a killing off of excise taxes and when someone makes it and sells it themselves? They don’t get to collect the cash. Uncle Sam takes an excise tax of $2.14 for each 750-milliliter bottle of 80-proof spirits, compared with 21 cents for a bottle of wine (of 14 percent alcohol or less) and 5 cents for a can of beer.
What type of alcohol is moonshine?
Traditionally it is whisky or rum-based. That is why my coconut moonshine starts out with Everclear and then adds rum. Everclear is a brand name of a neutral-tasting, very potent grain alcohol that is an unaged spirit.
Does Coconut Frosted Doughnut Moonshine go bad?
In short, moonshine, like other plain spirits, does not really go bad. This means moonshine has an indefinite shelf life unless you are dealing with a flavored option (which can spoil as a result of its high sugar density). That is why this recipe for Coconut Frosted Doughnut Moonshine, while it takes 4 weeks to “cure”, should be consumed within roughly a month after it is ready.
Is moonshine toxic?
In the old days, with the backcountry stills, you had to worry about toxins leaking into your booze from the metals used to make the stills like lead as well as the fact that some people used methyl alcohol (methanol) is the bad stuff that could be found in moonshine. Pure methanol is very dangerous and it is definitely able to cause blindness and even kill people. As little as 10 ml of pure methanol could blind someone and as little as 30 ml could kill someone.
How can you tell if your moonshine is poisonous?
According to Very Well Mind:
How Can You Tell If Moonshine Is Safe? Folklore tells us one way to test the purity of moonshine is to pour some in a metal spoon and set it on fire. 6 If it burns with a blue flame it is safe, but if it burns with a yellow or red flame, it contains lead, prompting the old saying, “Lead burns red and makes you dead.”
Directions for Coconut Frosted Doughnut Moonshine:
Place coconut flakes into the mason jars with 1/2 cup in each jar.
Add the corn syrup, and vanilla extract into each jar.
Add your coconut rum to each jar
Top off with Everclear.
Place your mason jars in a cool dark place for 4 weeks.
Shake the jars every two days to help with the infusion process.
After 4 weeks remove the coconut bits by straining them through cheesecloth.
Pour your moonshine back into the jars and seal them.
Place in a refrigerator for up to 30 days.
To add a sparkle shimmer add 1 tsp. of silver shimmer powder and shake well and your coconut flavored moonshine is ready to enjoy!
Coconut Moonshine Uses
Obviously, you can drink it straight up or on the rocks, but try mixing it in the blender with a little ice cream for an out-of-this-world frozen treat! It puts the classic ice cream drinks of supper clubs to shame.
Make a Coconut Moonshine Kit
What a great gift idea! Pull together a bottle of Everclear, a bottle of coconut rum, a bag of flaked coconut, and a bottle of corn syrup. Add a package of cheesecloth and a copy of this recipe? You have a great gift for that hard-to-shop-for foodie who loves to try new things.