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9 Best Chasers for Moonshine

Moonshine has quite a reputation, as it is illegal in many states. It is considered dangerous due to its high alcohol content, but that does not mean it is impossible to find. In some states, it is allowed for personal use only.

A distiller at Moonshine University states that chasers are subjective and” you can chase moonshine with anything you want.” Hopefully, the suggestions below will give you some idea of the best chasers for moonshine.

A cartoon caricature a man with a moonshine distillery

Ginger Ale and Moonshine

Moonshine has a strong flavor that burns going down. It would make sense to balance this drink’s potency with ginger ale’s lightness and sweetness. Ginger ale has very distinct flavors that complement moonshine rather well:

  • Gingery
  • Peppery
  • Citrusy
  • Sour

Ginger ale will give you a nice break from the moonshine, as it is refreshing, and the bubbles will satisfy you. Make sure you add some ice cubes for added refreshment. The sweetness of the ginger ale will help decrease some of the moonshine burns.

Grapefruit Juice and Moonshine

Moonshine has an earthy taste to it, and it benefits from grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice is light yet bitter with just the right amount of sweetness. The grapefruit juice’s brightness helps balance and wash down the intensity of the moonshine. If you are on vacation, you may want to wake up to this drink with an order of bacon and eggs.

Lemonade and Moonshine

Tom Collins Cocktail with Lemon Wedge

Lemonade is the perfect sidekick to moonshine’s formidable sting. Lemonade and moonshine make a great summer drink when you have company at your house. Lemonade offers moonshine:

  • Sweetness
  • Sourness
  • Tartness
  • Brightness

Lemonade and Moonshine have the appeal of candy, but this combo is for adults only. You use the lemonade to wash down the moonshine, and if you want to get all fancy, try thirst-quenching pink lemonade with your moonshine.

Hot Chocolate and Moonshine

For this delectable adult beverage, you can break out the good stuff. Ghirardelli and Starbucks both make luscious hot chocolate you can use to chase the moonshine. Dark chocolate is even better. You may also want to try them as a mix.

Feel free to add some mini marshmallows for added enjoyment. Nothing is more tempting than a spiked hot chocolate, as it is the perfect treat for a cold winter’s evening. It will warm you up from your head down to your toes.

Apple Cider and Moonshine

Apple cider is an excellent drink on its own; add moonshine, and you have an irresistible hot toddy drink. It works well for sitting on your porch with company during autumn, taking in the scenery and splendor of the season. Apple cider will provide the following:

  • Complexity
  • Sweetness
  • Tartness
  • Festivity

If you own a juice extractor, you can make a day of it. Pick your apples at an orchard and come home and make homemade apple cider in your juicer. Honeycrisp apples taste like candy and will give your apple cider a delicious flavor. Remember to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top.

Coca-Cola™ and Moonshine

A glass of rum and coke with a can of coca cola next to it

Coke and moonshine is a no-brainer. Moonshine is whiskey, and who doesn’t enjoy the classic taste of whiskey and coke? You can use coke to chase or add it to moonshine to make a mixed drink. There are also sweeter moonshine varieties, like apple pie or cherry, that would work perfectly with a bubbly, refreshing Coca-Cola.

Cream Soda and Butterscotch Moonshine

This combination is the dynamic duo that will knock your socks off. Smooth and sweet, like a decadent dessert, the flavored moonshines are excellent, giving you a chance to get creative with your drink. Some of the flavor notes the cream soda brings out:

  • Sweet
  • Woodsy
  • Smoky
  • Vanilla

Some say that cream soda tastes like an ice cream float. One sip evokes childhood nostalgia, and the moonshine reminds you that you are indeed an adult. It is a win-win combination that is sure to satisfy tempted taste buds.

Beer and Moonshine

Beer is a good chaser for moonshine if you want something less shocking, but it is still alcohol to wash down your moonshine. Try a light ale for a subtle flavor. You only need one shot of moonshine when you are drinking beer, as it complements the moonshine well. Beer works for any social occasion. Add a little moonshine into the mix, and your guests will be pretty happy.

Pickle Juice and Moonshine

Pickled cucumbers in glass jar

You are probably thinking, why pickle juice? Well, the saltiness of the pickle juice is an excellent chaser for the moonshine. It is an exciting way to alleviate some of the potency. Some of what the pickle juice offers:

  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Sourness
  • Vinegar

If you enjoy pickles, you will appreciate pickle juice; if you love moonshine and pickles, this will be a fun taste test. If the idea of pickle juice is a step too far for your taste, simply eat a pickle after drinking some moonshine.


The importance of staying hydrated cannot be stressed enough. Try to drink a glass of water between shots of moonshine.

Final Sip

Moonshine is not a beverage for the faint of heart. Try these chasers the next time you indulge in drinking moonshine.

For more, check out Top 6 Chasers For Alcoholic Beverages.