How To Make Strawberry Moonshine


If you’re looking for that perfect recipe to serve at your next party, look no further than this guide on how to make strawberry moonshine. This flavorful recipe lets you create a tasting brew sure to please a crowd of any size. And not only is it tasty, but it’s pretty easy to make and is fun to drink too

This moonshine recipe passed down from generations of Alabamians will make your taste buds cry strawberry wine.

Berry Delicious! Strawberry Moonshine Recipe

A strawberry drink in a mason jar

Fruit-infused moonshine is perfect for those who prefer a sweeter taste, and what better way to get started with the pure taste of strawberries. To make strawberry moonshine, you’ll need sugar, lemon, water, Everclear, and strawberries. Before we get started, you should familiarize yourself with the basics of moonshine making.

In 2005, the Piedmont distillers became the first legal distillation and distributor of fruit-infused moonshine in North Carolina, USA. Their effort was to restore the reputation of this criminally clear alcohol, which turned out to be a success since legal distillation spread worldwide in countries like Libya, Russia, and Scotland.

Strawberry Moonshine Recipe

Strawberry moonshine is the perfect drink for the summer. It’s refreshing, easy to make, and provides plenty of health benefits because it’s low in calories, sodium-free, and fat-free.


  • 800g Sugar
  • 96 oz. Water
  • 40 oz. Everclear (190 proof)
  • 32 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 24 oz. Strawberry Purée

How to Make

  1. Pour water and sugar into a large pot. Put that on low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from the heat and let it cool at room temperature.
  3. Wash and remove the stems of your strawberries.
  4. Dice your strawberries into small pieces and use your blender to puree them.
  5. Add your purée and lemon juice into your mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Add your Everclear into the mix and stir.
  7. Strain your mixture into a mason jar to remove the pulp.
  8. Let it sit in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks to bring back the fruity flavor.

Strawberry Moonshine Recipe Variations

Salty Strawberry Moonshine

sprinkle with sugar and salt on strawberries

If you’re looking for a salty flavor, you can try this strawberry moonshine recipe. If you don’t have pink Himalayan salt, you can use regular or kosher salt.


  • 5 oz. Grapefruit Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 5 oz. Strawberry Juice 
  • 2.5 oz. Moonshine
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Strawberry for garnish
  • Ice (crushed)

How to Make

  1. Pour the ice, juice, and moonshine into a shaker. Shake the ingredients to combine.
  2. Rim the edge of a glass with salt.
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  4. Pour the mix into a glass and garnish with strawberries.

Strawberry and Mango Moonshine

Fresh Tropical Mango Fruit on a Wooden Background

Having a strawberry and mango moonshine will transport you to a nice tropical beach. Vacation is just one drink away with this strawberry moonshine recipe variant.


  • 64 g Sugar
  • 20 oz. Everclear (190 proof)
  • 16 oz. Mango Juice
  • 10 oz. Mango Rum
  • 8 oz. Water
  • Strawberries
  • Mangos (diced)

How to Make

  1. Pour sugar, water, and mango juice into a pot. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Take it off the heat and let cool it at room temperature.
  4. Pour alcohol in and stir.
  5. Put the mango chunks and strawberries in a mason jar and pour the mix in.
  6. Store it in the refrigerator for 10 days to infuse the flavor.

Strawberry Shortcake Moonshine

A strawberry shortcake in a cup with strawberries on the table

Who says you can’t drink cake? This festive strawberry moonshine recipe will swoon any pastry lover.


  • 256g Sugar
  • 20 oz. Moonshine
  • 16 oz. Club Soda
  • 8 oz. Strawberry Syrup
  • 4 tbsp. Strawberry Jam
  • 3 lbs. Strawberries (cut in half)
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 oz. Cake Vodka
  • 0.5 oz. Whipped Vodka

How to Make

  1. Pour half the strawberries into a container, layer half of the sugar on top of the strawberries, then pour the remaining strawberries on top and layer the remaining sugar.
  2. Cover and place it in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. After it’s been chilled, add the frozen berry mix in a saucepan along with the strawberry syrup.
  4. At medium heat, bring the mix to a boil.
  5. Lower the temperature and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and strain the mixture into a large bowl.
  7. Let it cool at room temperature.
  8. In another saucepan, add the strawberry jam and a splash of club soda at low heat.
  9. Mix until the jam has a syrup-like consistency.
  10. Add the jam syrup, lemon juice, club soda, and moonshine into the large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  11. Using a mason jar, add 2/3 moonshine mixture, 1.5 oz Cake Vodka, and 0.5 oz. of whipped vodka.
  12. Refrigerate so the flavors can come out.

The Perfect Pair to Strawberry Moonshine

Meat being cooked on a grill

You can never go wrong with sweet and salty. With strawberry moonshine, it’s obvious to pair it with savory dishes. We highly recommend pairing strawberry moonshine with a tasty mouthwatering pork belly; its juicy flavors are perfect to counter the sugary taste. You can also try finger foods for cocktail parties.


If you like cocktails at a barbecue or drinks by the pool, strawberry moonshine is a divine choice. It combines the sweet fruity taste of strawberries and the kick of our very own mountain dew. Just a reminder that moonshine is still an illegal drink to make, so only buy from authorized distributors for your safety.

Strawberry MOONSHINE!

Today I’m gonna teach you how to make some of the most delicious moonshine! STRAWBERRY!






Strawberry MOONSHINE!


  • 4 Cups of Sugar
  • 12 Cups of Water
  • 4 Cups of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 Pints of Strawberry Purée
  • 5 Cups of 190 proof Everclear


  1. Place a large pasta pot on low heat and pour in water and sugar.
  2. Stir the sugar until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Wash and pat dry your strawberries.
  5. Remove the stems and dice
  6. Take your diced berries and place in your blender and puree until smooth
  7. Mix strawberry purée and lemon juice to your sugar water.
  8. Next add in Everclear and stir well.
  9. Strain your liquor mix and making sure to remove all pulp.
  10. Pour mix into mason jars and let sit in refrigerator for about 2 weeks (longer the better).

Strawberry Moonshine Recipe

How to Make Strawberry Moonshine

Making fruit Brandy is a great way to get started in the world of home distilling. It’s a big step up from sugar shine and making it isn’t quite as complicated as crafting an all grain batch using malted barley, etc. We’ve had great success making various types of fruit based moonshine in the past and strawberry moonshine sounds delicious. The folks over at the American Home Distillers Association put together this awesome tutorial on how to make strawberry moonshine. We’ll do a quick summary here, but you should head on over to their website to check out the full version of the article. We helped them with this project and it turned out great.


  • 20 pounds of ripe strawberries
  • 1.5 pounds of raisins
  • 1-3 pounds of cane sugar
  • 2 packets of bread yeast

Strawberry Brandy Mash Process:

  1. Rinse the strawberries with clean water: this will reduce the potential of an infection from  wild yeast or bacteria on the fruit.
  2. Remove the green tops from the strawberries: the green tops can add bitterness to the mash.
  3. Remove any rotten or spoiled strawberries.
  4. Blend the strawberries once the tops have been removed- be careful to remove all rotten berries.
  5. While blending the berries, add raisins to the mix a little bit at a time- do this until all 1.5 pounds have been blended.
  6. Dump the blended strawberries from the blender into a clean and sanitized food safe bucket. Use a brewing bucket with gallon marks on it so you can monitor how many gallons of puree you have.
  7. Once you have collected 2.5 gallons of strawberry puree transfer to your boil kettle.
  8. Add 3 gallons of water to the 2.5 gallons of strawberry puree.
  9. Take a specific gravity reading of the mash- you will need to use a brix refractometer as the mash will be too thick for a hydrometer.
  10. The Strawberry mash should have a specific gravity reading around 1.024 which would yield around 3.5% ABV.
  11. Add sugar 1 pound at time until you reach a starting gravity of 1.054, as this will yield around an 8% starting alcohol (before distilling).
  12. Make sure you stir the mixture really well after you add sugar and before you take another brix reading.
  13. Heat the Mash to 160 degrees- this should kill most wild yeast and bacteria.
  14. Once the mash has reached 160 degrees use a wort chiller to cool the mash to 70 degrees.
  15. Once the mash is at 80 degrees start making your yeast starter.
  16. Once the mash is cooled to 70 degrees transfer it to your fermentation vessel.
  17. Add the yeast starter to the fermenter.
  18. Add a sterilized airlock to the fermenter.
  19. Ferment in a dark place around 70 degrees.
  20. Strain liquid and remove pulp before or while transferring into a still. Leave plenty of head space in the still, being careful not to fill the vapor cone with liquid.
  21. Complete a stripping run on high heat.
  22. Complete a spirit run using low heat,
  23. Discard foreshots and heads, keep hearts for drinking, save tails for future feints runs.
  24. Add hearts to pint jars packed with fresh strawberries. Age for a week before drinking.

Easy Strawberry Infused Moonshine Recipe

strawberry moonshine, infused, homemade moonshine

One thing I look forward to the most about spring is fresh strawberries at our local farmers market. They have such a short season where we live that we have to maximize their use while we have them and I thought what better way then to make strawberry infused moonshine to be enjoyed all year.

How to make Strawberry Moonshine

This recipe is really easy and when finished will give you 2 liters of strawberry infused moonshine. Prep time is 5 min and total time to complete is 20 min.

Ingredients & Materials

  • 2 L Moonshine  80 -100 proof
  • 4 cups Strawberries ( thinly sliced)
  • Cheese Cloth
  • 3 – 1 L mason jars


Step 1 – Clean berries and remove stems. Cut into thin slices to maximize flavor infusion.

Step 2 – Place Strawberries into mason jars with equal amount in each jar.

Step 3 – Top off with Moonshine, Vodka or Everclear which ever you may have handy.

Step 4 – Let stand in a cool dark place for 4 weeks. Shake the jars every two days to help with the infusion process. After 4 weeks remove strawberries by straining through cheese cloth. With fruit extracted re-bottle the strawberry moonshine.

At this point your done making the strawberry infused moonshine I’m not a fan of sweet things so I usually stop at this point. However if you’re after a strawberry liqueur this can be accomplished by following step 5 and 6 below.

Step 5 – Add 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of lemon juice to a small pot. Bring to a boil and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and allow simple syrup to cool.

Step 6 – Add simple syrup to the Strawberry Infused Moonshine until desired sweetness is achieved. Glycerine can also be added to help thicken and smooth out your strawberry moonshine liqueur.

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