Watermelon Moonshine Recipe: The Ultimate Summer Shine You Need to Try

by Karl S | Updated: June 10, 2023

Hello, everybody. Today, we’ve got another recipe from Windsong. This time, it’s Watermelon Shine, and you’re going to love it. So, let’s get into it.

Here are the ingredients for the recipe:

  • Four cups of fresh watermelon juice
  • Half a cup of apple juice
  • Two cups of raw sugar
  • One small pack of raisins (or in my case, a handful because I don’t have them in packs)
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Two cups of 120 proof moonshine
  • Half a gallon mason jar

All of this is going to fit in that half-gallon. You’re going to adjust right here with this 120 proof moonshine. If you like it stronger, you just use more moonshine and less watermelon juice.

If you don’t want it that strong, you use less moonshine or lower proof moonshine. However, you want to adjust this recipe to make it fit your taste is perfect.

The first step is we’re going to chunk up the watermelons, and then we’re going to mash them up a bit. We’re going to get these mashed up and then we’re also going to strain it through some cheesecloth and just get the juice out.

We want to keep all the seeds and pulp away because we just want the juice. A lot of this juice is just going to get squeezed out by hand, so mashing these up is just going to help us do that.

We’ve got our four cups of freshly squeezed watermelon juice. We’re going to start heating this up and then we’re going to add our sugars. We want to add two cups of raw sugar. We’re going to add half a teaspoon of vanilla.

We’re going to add half a cup of apple juice. We’re going to stir this up to make sure the sugar gets dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved, we’re going to add a handful of raisins. Now we’re going to simmer this for 45 minutes.

We have removed the raisins now, and we’re going to pour this into the jar. This is the last step. We’re going to add our 120 proof and we have marks on the jar that will tell us where to color. T

hat’s going to leave us a little bit of headspace so that we can adjust the flavor. If we want it stronger, we add more shine. If we want it sweeter, we add more sugar. Shake it up, let it sit for two weeks, and it’s yummy.

I want to taste it. Mama’s going to give it a taste, and I’m going to give it a spill. Let me test it. Drinking out of the copper measuring cup, isn’t that delicious or what? Just wait for two weeks. Oh my gosh, that is so good.

And that’s it. That’s Watermelon Shine. You’re going to love it. Give it a try. Oh my goodness, that’s good. And yeah, that’s so good it doesn’t need any adjustment. That’s really good as it is. So, see y’all in the next one.