The Loveless Cafe's Bee Sting Moonshine Cocktail

The Loveless Cafe's Bee Sting Moonshine Cocktail
Staff Writer
The Loveless Cafe

Moonshine has quite the history in the South, and here at the Loveless Cafe. As the legend goes, our namesake Lon Loveless was once a sheriff in a neighboring county before being ran out of town for bootlegging. Good thing, too, or else he and his wife Annie would have never moved into the little home on the side of US Hwy 100 that eventually became the Loveless Cafe. Stories say that local moonshiners knew to heed the warning when Annie Loveless would put empty milk on the porch when the police were inside the Cafe dining.

Historically, “moonshine” referred to any untaxed alcohol. These days, the term is used more for any sort of un-aged whiskey, usually distilled from a mash with corn and sugar.

There’s nothing that says summertime in the South like sweet tea. This refreshing cocktail takes sweet tea, honey, lemon, and moonshine to make a summertime cocktail that packs quite a sting if you’re not careful! As we like to say, shine responsibly! 

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1
Servings
146
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 1/2 Ounce moonshine
  • 1/2 Cup sweet tea
  • Lemon and fresh mint, for garnish

Directions

Juice the lemon into the bottom of a glass. Dissolve the honey into the glass and then add the moonshine and stir well.

Fill the glass with ice and top with sweet tea. Stir and serve with a garnish of lemon and fresh mint.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
76mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
54mg
8%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
242mg
16%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.