Moonshine has stepped into the light as a darling ingredient of mixologists south—and north—of the Mason-Dixon. Even the big chains have dared to dip into the hooch, with Joe’s Crab Shack introducing three moonshine cocktails to its restaurant menu for fall. But now some operators are thinking outside the jug and incorporating moonshine into sweet and savory dishes on the menu.
Coca-Cola Teriyaki Moonshine Marinated Chicken; $N/A
Lagnaippe, Nica’s Cajun Kitchen
Kansas City, Mo.
Poche Pork (apple moonshine smoked pork shoulder); $20.95
Moonshine and Caramel Corn ice cream; $4 (scoop), $9 (pint)
Hickory Grilled Moonshine Chicken Sandwich with grilled pineapple and peppercorn mayonnaise; $9.99
Red Truck Bakery & Market
Double-chocolate Moonshine Cake; $N/A (slice), $24 (whole)
Roasted Beet Salad with petite greens, butternut squash, housemade cheese, Tabasco pecans, crispy country ham, and apple-moonshine vinaigrette; $12
Moonshine Apple Pie, chilled with bourbon caramel sauce; $6