As a purveyor of premium hooch, Beckerman would be remiss to not highlight the features of his favorite base spirit. True moonshine, he says, is 100 percent corn whiskey, which is exactly what STILLHOUSE distills.
“Seventy-five percent of base liquor in cocktails served behind a bar are clear,” Beckerman says. That’s because clear liquor mixes better than its colored counterpart.
Because Stillhouse moonshine is clear, it strikes a rare balance -- becoming an easily mixable whiskey. For bartenders, this is a godsend Beckerman says. It allows them to introduce the taste attributes of whiskey into traditional clear-spirit based cocktails like the Bloody Mary.
“The corn comes out so you get the sweetness of the corn mixed with the acidity of the tomato,” he says. “It will be the best Bloody Mary you’ve ever tasted.”
Try out the recipe here:
2 oz STILLHOUSE® Original Moonshine
3 oz tomato juice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt & black pepper to taste
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 2 drops Tabasco
Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, combine ingredients over ice and shake until cold. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon wedge, celery stalk, or green olives.
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