5 Surprising Uses for Moonshine

Moonshine is in a league of its own when it comes to versatility. Moonshine is in a league of its own when it comes to versatility. Depending on the drinker’s taste and preferences, moonshine can be easily modified to replace other spirits. Drink it straight, mixed, chilled, warm — the possibilities are endless. But did you know you can use moonshine for more than just drinking?

Keep reading to learn five surprising uses for moonshine that might come in handy in the future. 

Lighter fluid
Sitting around a bonfire with good friends while sipping on a jar of moonshine sounds like the perfect way to spend a cool fall or winter night outdoors. As it turns out, moonshine is ideal for starting the bonfire, too. Moonshine is a highly flammable liquid that works well as a source of fuel. And, unlike toxic gasoline, moonshine is made with all-natural ingredients, so whether you’re starting a bonfire or lighting your charcoal grill, you won’t have to worry about consuming toxic chemicals.

Most spirits need exposure to a temperature of at least -150 degrees before they freeze. Considering that moonshine is among the highest-proof spirits, it can be used as an antifreeze substance for certain things like vehicle engines or generators. Opting for moonshine rather than actual antifreeze will work just as well, if not better. Unlike commercial antifreeze products, moonshine is entirely natural and won’t cause damage to the environment.

Pain reliever
For centuries, mothers have used moonshine to calm and soothe cranky or teething
babies. Full disclosure, we do not recommend the use of alcohol for anyone under
the age of 21. However, scientific studies have shown that alcohol, especially moonshine, is a very effective painkiller for its high alcohol content. You’ve probably heard of people “drinking away their pain” — it seems as though there is some truth to that!

Moonshine can be used as a safe, all-natural cleaning agent. Simply replace your chemical-based cleaner with moonshine and clean even the dirtiest surfaces, whether it’s the shower, kitchen counter or outdoor furniture. Even better, the high alcohol content will instantly kill 99% of germs and bacteria, leaving behind a fresh, clean surface.


Whether you’re gearing up for a weekend deer hunt or planning a camping trip, be
sure to pack a bottle of moonshine just in case you find yourself with a cut or scape while out in the great outdoors. Moonshine contains a high enough alcohol content to kill off any bacteria that may get inside of a wound. Simply pour some moonshine on it to kill the germs and bandage it up. Then, just for good measure, drink a shot or two to help with the pain.


Crystal Ridge Distillery is the only moonshine distiller in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Visit us at 455 Broadway Street or call 501-627-0722 for more information.


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