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Hunch Punch Moonshine Recipe

Last Updated on June 27, 2023

If you are new to learning about moonshine and want to try something new, you should definitely give Hunch Punch Moonshine a try. It has a unique flavor that can’t be found anywhere else. This recipe is simple to follow and takes no time at all to make.

This is great for a party, or just to enjoy on your own. It has a sweet and fruity flavor that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Plus, it’s easy to make and store.

Here I will discuss what is hunch punch moonshine, where did I first try it, ingredients with measurements for the recipe card, cooking tips, what ingredients can be replaced or substituted while making it, nutrition information, and how to store leftover hunch punch moonshine.

Hunch Punch Moonshine
Hunch Punch Moonshine

What Is Hunch Punch Moonshine?

Hunch Punch moonshine is an alcoholic beverage made with sugar shine and various fruit juices such as orange, pineapple, and fruit punch. It can also be made with lemon-lime soda instead of juice for an added fizzy kick. Hunch Punch moonshine has a sweet fruity flavor that is sure to please any palate.

Where Did I First Try Hunch Punch Moonshine?

I first tried hunch punch moonshine at 6TH & PEABODY, Nashville’s iconic outdoor venue. It seemed like everyone was talking about the moonshine, and I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about.

I was pleasantly surprised when I finally got my hands on some hunch punch moonshine. The flavor was sweet and fruity, with a hint of warmth from the alcohol content. It was surprisingly smooth and went down easy. I could tell this was something special, and it quickly became one of my favorite drinks of the summer.

I shared some with my friends, who all agreed that it was delicious. We decided to make our own hunch punch moonshine at home so that we could enjoy it anytime without having to go out. 

We researched the ingredients and measurements, and after a few trial runs we had perfected our own version of hunch punch moonshine.

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Ingredients

  • Water: High-quality water is essential for making the highest quality moonshine. Tap water can be used, but filtered or bottled water is ideal for the best results.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar is the most common type of sugar used for distilling moonshine. It’s important to use a high-quality sugar in order to get the most out of your hunch punch moonshine.
  • Yeast: Yeast is a key ingredient for fermentation, which is essential for making hunch punch moonshine. Bread yeast can be used, but distillers’ yeast should be avoided as it will produce off-flavors.
  • Orange Juice: Freshly squeezed orange juice adds a tart sweetness and a fresh citrus flavor to the hunch punch moonshine.
  • Pineapple Juice: Pineapple juice adds an unexpected tropical sweetness to the hunch punch moonshine.
  • Moonshine: This is the alcohol that gives the hunch punch moonshine its distinctive flavor and kick. Moonshine can be purchased from a liquor store or made at home using a still.
  • Fruit Punch: Any type of fruit punch can be used, but it’s important that it is made with real fruit juice rather than artificial flavors or sweeteners.
  • Lemon-Lime Soda: Lemon-lime soda adds a bit of fizziness and tartness to the hunch punch moonshine, making it unique from other types of moonshine recipes.
Hunch Punch Moonshine

Cooking Directions

Step 1

To start, make the sugar shine. Put 13 cups of water into a small pot and bring to a boil. Add 1 kg of sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for around 15 minutes, or until it reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Once cooled, pour the mixture into a fermentation machine along with one pack of bread yeast. Mix well and put the lid on the fermenter. 

Step 3

Allow the mixture to sit for one week or until it has fermented fully. This mixture is now your sugar shine, which is the base for your hunch punch moonshine.

Step 4

Once fermented, strain out any solids using a fine mesh strainer. In a separate bowl, mix together 4 cups of the sugar shine and 2 cups of orange juice, 2 cups pineapple juice, 4 cups of fresh fruit punch and 4 cups of fresh lemon-lime soda.

Step 5

Pour this mixture into jars or bottles and seal tightly. This is now your Hunch Punch Moonshine.

Step 6

Store the hunch punch moonshine in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks. Enjoy responsibly and share with friends.

Cooking Tips

  • The alcohol content can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the amount of moonshine used. It is also important to stir occasionally while cooking in order to prevent burning on the bottom of the pot.
  • If the hunch punch moonshine is too sweet, adding a bit of lemon juice can help to balance out the sweetness.
  • Also, adding a few drops of vanilla extract can bring out the flavor of the fruit juices and mellow out the booziness.

What Ingredients Can I Replace or Substitute While Making It?

  • The orange juice and pineapple juice can be substituted with other types of fresh fruit juices such as grapefruit, mango, watermelon, or apple.
  • Lemon-lime soda can also be replaced with any other type of carbonated beverage such as cola, ginger ale, or root beer.
  • Also, the moonshine can be replaced with vodka or another type of flavored liquor. However, keep in mind that this will change the flavor profile of the hunch punch moonshine.
  • Finally, sugar can be replaced with honey if desired for a more complex flavor.
Hunch Punch Moonshine

Hunch punch moonshine recipe

If you are new to learning about moonshine and want to try something new, you should definitely give Hunch Punch Moonshine a try. It has a unique flavor that can't be found anywhere else. This recipe is simple to follow and takes no time at all to make. This is great for a party.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Beverage, cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 300kcal

Equipment

  • 1 A small pot
  • 1 A fermenting machine
  • 1 A few jars
  • 1 A small bowl
  • 1 A cooking thermometer

Ingredients

  • 1 kg sugar Ingredients for the sugar shine
  • 1 Pack Bread yeast Ingredients for the sugar shine
  • 13 Cup water Ingredients for the sugar shine
  • 4 cups moonshine Ingredients for the moonshine hunch punch
  • 4 cups fresh lemon-lime soda Ingredients for the moonshine hunch punch
  • 2 cups orange juice Ingredients for the moonshine hunch punch
  • 2 cups pineapple juice Ingredients for the moonshine hunch punch
  • 4 cups fresh fruit punch Ingredients for the moonshine hunch punch

Instructions

  • To start, make the sugar shine. Put 13 cups of water into a small pot and bring to a boil. Add 1 kg of sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for around 15 minutes, or until it reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once cooled, pour the mixture into a fermentation machine along with one pack of bread yeast. Mix well and put the lid on the fermenter.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for one week or until it has fermented fully. This mixture is now your sugar shine, which is the base for your hunch punch moonshine.
  • Once fermented, strain out any solids using a fine mesh strainer. In a separate bowl, mix together 4 cups of the sugar shine and 2 cups of orange juice, 2 cups pineapple juice, 4 cups of fresh fruit punch and 4 cups of fresh lemon-lime soda.
  • Pour this mixture into jars or bottles and seal tightly. This is now your Hunch Punch Moonshine.
  • Store the hunch punch moonshine in a cool, dark place for up to two weeks. Enjoy responsibly and share with friends.

Notes

  • The alcohol content can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the amount of moonshine used. It is also important to stir occasionally while cooking in order to prevent burning on the bottom of the pot.
  • If the hunch punch moonshine is too sweet, adding a bit of lemon juice can help to balance out the sweetness.
  • Also, adding a few drops of vanilla extract can bring out the flavor of the fruit juices and mellow out the booziness.
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Nutrition Information

The nutrition information for one 8-ounce serving of hunch punch moonshine is as follows:

  • Calories: 172
  • Total Fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 24 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Vitamin C: 25% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Folate: 8% of the DV
  • Iron: 1% of the DV.

How to Store Leftover Hunch Punch Moonshine?

Hunch punch moonshine should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. It will keep for up to three weeks without any noticeable changes in flavor or quality. However, it’s important to remember that unlike traditional spirits the hunch punch moonshine contains fresh fruit and sugar which can spoil over time. To prevent spoilage, it’s best to consume the moonshine within two weeks.

FAQs

Can pregnant women eat this? 

No, it is not recommended to consume hunch punch moonshine while pregnant as it contains alcohol.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of this recipe?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version by replacing the moonshine with club soda or sparkling water and reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe.

Can I substitute honey for sugar in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute honey for the sugar in this recipe. However, it is important to keep in mind that honey adds a more complex sweetness than regular sugar and can affect the final flavor of the hunch punch moonshine.

Can I use bread yeast instead of distillers’ yeast?

Yes, you can use bread yeast; however, it will not have the same flavor profile as distillers’ yeast and could potentially produce off-flavors. It is important to note that bread yeast also takes longer to ferment and can produce a lower alcohol content.

Wrapping Up

So, tell us what you are thinking about Hunch Punch Moonshine. Have you ever made it or tasted it? Share your experience and recipes with us in the comments section.

Hunch punch moonshine is a sweet, fruity alcoholic beverage that is sure to be a hit at any gathering. With its simple ingredients and easy instructions, anyone can make this delicious recipe in no time. Have fun making your own hunch punch moonshine and enjoy it responsibly. Share this recipe with your friends and family to spread the joy of hunch punch moonshine.

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My name is Lori Walker. I’m a registered dietitian, food blogger and food enthusiast. I share easy healthy, delicious recipes on my blog and review necessary kitchen items. The recipes I share take less… Read more

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