Looking for an Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherry Cocktail Recipe? This Cherry Limeade Cocktail Recipe is made with moonshine cherries and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Last Thanksgiving we went to Gatlinburg Tennessee. I thought it was going to be dead and we would have the mountain town to ourselves. I was wrong!
Clearly, I wasn’t the only person who thought of a destination Thanksgiving vacation in the mountains. The place was packed. Traffic was insane. Worth it? Yes!
Why am I talking about my Thanksgiving in Tennessee? Well, Moonshine!
One of the places on the list to visit was the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. We did the free tasting of around 12 moonshine/whiskeys.
And this tasting isn’t like wine tasting. It is shoot and go. There is no water to rinse the palate. It is like speed tasting. I guess they need to move the tourists in and out as fast as they can so they don’t get backed up.
It was super fun. One thing that wasn’t on the tasting menu but was sitting on the shelf in the back was these Moonshine Cherries. I had to have that mason jar full of moonshine-soaked maraschino cherries. This was my little souvenir.
I got this baby home and wanted to make a cocktail. There were a few Ole Smoky Cherry Moonshine Recipes but not one for a cherry limeade.
After returning back to Southern Illinois I ran into my liquor store and there were the Moonshine Cherries. A couple of months later I found them again in another liquor store.
The point is, you can probably find these cherries in your local liquor store too.
Two Things to Remember when making this cocktail.
- Muddle the cherries. This releases more moonshine and more cherry juice.
- Don’t forget to squeeze half a lime over the top before serving. It takes the cocktail from Oh Yum to OMGa that is good!
Where to Buy Moonshine Cherries
No trip to Tennessee is needed! On the Ole Smoky website, they have a product locator. Just put in your zip code.
Cherry Limeade Cocktail Video
Keep scrolling for a printable recipe. In the video, I did not muddle the cherries but highly recommend doing so!
Cherry Limeade with Moonshine Cherries
Cherry Limeade Cocktail
A boozy cherry limeade made with moonshine cherries.
- 8 Moonshine Cherries
- Lemon Lime Soda
- 1/2 Lime
- 1 Lime wedge for garnish
Add 6 moonshine cherries to a glass and muddle.
Add ice over top of the cherries.
Top of with Lemon Lime Soda.
Squeeze juice of 1/2 lime over the top of the cocktail.
Garnish with remaining 2 cherries and a lime wedge.