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Copper Run Distillery is the first legal distillery in the Ozark Mountains since the prohibition ended in 1933

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Drink of the Month

A little whiskey and moonshine turn traditional apple cider into a delectable delight.

Cost: $8

Where to Get It: Copper Run Distillery
1901 Day Road, Walnut Shade, 417-587-3456, www.copperrundistillery.com

What’s Inside: Moonshine, apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla

What it Tastes Like: Nestled deep in the woods of Walnut Shade, Copper Run Distillery’s tasting room is the perfect fall escape. The small wood cabin that houses the distillery’s bar is fitted with a large front porch with two drowsy hound dogs dozing in the late afternoon sun.

A fan of whiskey, I was happy to find the distillery offers a wide selection of cocktails. The Warm Apple Pie with its mix of whiskey and moonshine was a more unusual twist to the spiked apple cider I look forward to each fall.

Jim Blansit, the owner and distiller at Copper Run, describes this winter-weather blend as “apple pie with a kick,” and he’s not far off. One drink in, and I knew I was going to be settling in on that cozy front porch. This drink is strong, there’s no doubt. But it’s not the type of strong where your pores start seeping whiskey halfway through the tincture. The warmth of the apple cider and cinnamon help quell the burn of the moonshine while the vanilla and brown sugar give this beverage a heavy body and a smooth finish.

By Ettie Berneking
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7 Responses to Drink of the Month

  1. Steph Hogan

    I was there (from Minnesota) in October with high school girlfriends (from Michigan and South Carolina) and we had the apple pie cocktail. I got the recipe but can’t find it. I have your moonshine from that trip and am going to be with those same friends in a couple of weeks and we would like to fix it and remember our visit. Could I get a copy of the recipe?

    • Aris Aristidou

      Apple Pie (1 gallon) – 5 cups Copper Run Moonshine – 10 cups Apple Cider – 1 teaspoon vanilla – 1 teaspoon cinnamon extract – 1 cup brown sugar – Rim glass with brown sugar.

  2. Pat Thoren

    My husband and I visited early last year. We live in TX.

    We had gotten your Margarita recipe from the Missouri Travel magazine and have misplaced it. We have a bottle of your Moonshine left. Could you provide us with either that recipe or another one that would be great for summer? Thank you!

  3. Lonnie Stewart

    I was there today and had your Orange Maple, it was great. Could you tell me how too make it?

  4. Les Wilson

    We have been down several times, a couple of years ago we got a margarita recipe, it is not the current one posted with triple sec, it used orange oil and brown sugar I think. We have misplaced it, could you share it again? Thanks

    • Sierra Luther

      Hi Les,

      Sorry for the delay in responding! Our margarita recipe is 1.5 oz moonshine, 1 oz simple syrup, 1 oz lime juice, and a drop or two of orange oil (be careful, it’s strong stuff!). I know in the past we used brown sugar, but that was before I worked here and we no longer use that recipe, so I don’t have access to it. Sorry, hope this works just as well for you!

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