White lightning . . . XXX . . . Firewater. Whatever you call it, moonshine is America’s original rebel spirit.
This ultimate must-have for aspiring moonshine connoisseurs, boozy history buffs, and party seekers everywhere is a buzz-worthy ride through moonshine’s legendary history. From its roots in the hollows of Appalachia and keeping the good times flowing through Prohibition to its headlining status today as a pop culture icon, Moonshine tells the rip-roaring story of the moonshiners who became folk heroes for the ages and how their batches of XXX endure as the favorite thirst-quencher of millions.
While stirring the rebel in each of us, Moonshine also gives you a bootleg up on hosting get-togethers and parties with a dream stash of 100 recipes for infusions and cocktails using moonshine as a main ingredient—Moonshine Monkey, Dirt Road Colada, Lemongrass & Mint Mojito, Smokey Mountain S’More, and many more. Plus, other fun-starters throughout the book include moonshine-themed playlists and a how-to for throwing an unforgettable moonshiner’s movie night.
Moonshine: A Celebration of America’s Original Rebel Spirit proves once and for all that the best things in life still come in jugs and Mason jars.
About the Author
John Schlimm is a Harvard-trained educator, artist, award-winning writer, and a member of one of the oldest and most historic brewing families in the U.S. (Straub Brewery, founded by his great-great-grandfather in the 1870s). The consummate storyteller, John is a critically-acclaimed essayist and author of 17 previous books, including his Christopher Award-winning memoir Five Years in Heaven and several boozy cookbooks such as The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour, The Tipsy Vegan, and The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook, which is the largest beer cookbook ever published and was awarded "Best Beer Book in the World" and "Best Beer Book in the U.S." by Gourmand International. John has appeared on such national media outlets as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, NPR, Martha Stewart Living's Everyday Food, The Splendid Table, QVC, and Fox & Friends. For more information, please visit www.JohnSchlimm.com