We’re in the thick of summer, which means the temperature is rising and you need to cool down. In other words, you need a refreshing summer cocktail. You could spend an hour whipping up a 16-ingredient masterpiece that hinges on the subtle smokiness of burning rosemary, or you could relax and make one of these easy cocktails that rely on a bare minimum of ingredients, most of which you can probably find in your kitchen. Serve them cold and serve them fast.
Mountain Dew and Ole Smoky Moonshine
According to legend, Mountain Dew was originally developed for mixing with illicit Southern corn whiskey. The name is undeniably a nod to the South’s most infamous booze, with Mountain Dew being used as backwoods slang for moonshine at least a century before the soft drink came along. The choice of Ole Smoky is an easy one. It’s not rocket fuel, so you won’t need to use a lot of Mountain Dew, and it’s one of the few legal moonshines available in all 50 states.
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By: Richard Thomas on 7/17/17