Raspberry Moonshine Recipe

Learn How To Make Homemade Raspberry Moonshine Step-by-Step

Last Updated on January 15, 2023

How to Make Delicious Raspberry Moonshine

Raspberry moonshine is a tasty and unique twist on traditional moonshine that’s perfect for sipping on a warm summer day or serving as a festive cocktail at a party. In this recipe, we’ll go through the process of how to make raspberry moonshine, including the ingredients you’ll need and a step-by-step guide on how to make it.  All of the supplies you’ll need for making your own homemade raspberry moonshine can be found in our shop.  If you’re more of a distilling type, then check out our distilling guides such as how to make vodka or how to make brandy.

At Mile Hi Distilling, we’re passionate about supporting spirit enthusiasts with informative guides, delicious recipes, and premium moonshine stills and supplies. Mastering the art of raspberry moonshine takes precision and patience. With careful planning and execution, you can create a truly exceptional batch. Let’s dive in and start brewing!

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Raspberry Moonshine Ingredients:

Ingredients

Raspberry Moonshine Recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Raspberries

The first step to making raspberry moonshine is to prepare the raspberries. If you’re using fresh raspberries, you’ll need to wash and crush them. If you’re using frozen raspberries, you can just let them thaw and then crush them. Once the raspberries are crushed, you’ll need to strain out the seeds and any large chunks.

Step 2: Make the Mash

Once the raspberries are prepared, it’s time to make the mash. In a large pot, combine the sugar and water, and heat over medium heat. Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the crushed raspberries to the pot and stir to combine.

Step 3: Ferment the Mash

After the mash is made, it’s time to ferment it. To ferment the mash, you’ll need to transfer it to a fermentation jug or food-grade plastic container. Add the package of distiller’s yeast to the mash and stir it in. Then, cover the jug or container with cheesecloth or a strainer and let it sit at room temperature for 3-5 days, or until the fermentation process is complete.

Step 4: Distill the Mash

After the fermentation process is complete, it’s time to distill the mash. The process of distillation removes the alcohol from the liquid and purifies it, leaving you with high-proof, delicious raspberry moonshine.

Distillation is a process that separates different components of a liquid based on their different boiling points. In the case of raspberry moonshine, the goal is to separate the alcohol from the water and other impurities in the liquid.

There are a few different methods for distilling alcohol, but one common method is to use a still. A still is essentially a container that’s heated to boil the liquid and then cooled to condense the vapor back into a liquid. The liquid that’s collected from the condenser is known as the “distillate” and is higher in alcohol content than the original liquid.

When distilling your raspberry moonshine, it’s important to pay attention to the temperature and timing of the process, as this will affect the final alcohol content and quality of the distillate. You’ll also need to monitor the progress of the distillation process, and take samples of the liquid at different points to check the alcohol content and make sure that the desired level of purity is achieved.

It’s essential to use a thermometer, to follow safety precautions and state laws to operate a still. Moreover it’s better to have proper knowledge and equipment before attempting to distill your own alcohol. It’s always better to consult a professional or check with your local authorities before starting a distillation process.

Step 5: Age the Moonshine

Once the distillation process is complete, transfer the moonshine to a clean and sterilized jug or bottle. You can drink your raspberry moonshine right away, but for best results, age it for at least 2-3 weeks before drinking.

Check out this great video walkthrough from our friends at How to Moonshine detailing How Homemade Raspberry Moonshine is made.  Check it out below!

Raspberry Moonshine Cocktail

Additional Tips On Making Raspberry Moonshine:

  1. Use high-quality raspberries: The quality of the raspberries will greatly impact the final product, so be sure to use fresh, ripe berries that are free from mold or decay.
  2. Control the fermentation: Fermenting raspberry moonshine at the right temperature is crucial for producing a smooth and flavorful spirit. Keep the fermentation process at around 70-75°F to ensure that the yeast is active and producing alcohol.
  3. Be patient: Raspberry moonshine requires a significant amount of aging to reach its full potential. Allow it to age for at least a few months before consuming, to ensure that the flavors have fully developed and the alcohol has properly mellowed.

Conclusion

Making your own raspberry moonshine is a fun and rewarding process that allows you to create a unique and delicious spirit that’s perfect for sipping on a warm summer day or serving at a party. With the right ingredients and a little bit of time and patience, you can easily make your own delicious raspberry moonshine at home.

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