The Bloody Shine Featuring Onyx Moonshine

Not For the Faint of Heart


I’m not one to actually make a Bloody Mary because in our house, Dave is the master of the Bloody Mary.   He has honed his skills to an art by filling my glass with his marvelous mixture countless times over the course of the past few years.

With Dave away this past weekend, I had a taste for a Bloody.  Assembling all the ingredients on the counter, I now have a dilemma:  vodka or that barely used (he,he new bottle) of Onyx Moonshine.  Having nothing better to do, I opt for the Shine and get my creative jiggy on!

Onyx is the first legally distilled moonshine to be produced in Connecticut since prohibition.  This authentic American moonshine is handcrafted in small batches using an old family recipe of one of the owners.  With it’s smooth feel on your tongue and hints of bourbon-like taste,  Onyx is a great replacement for vodka or other spirits in your favorite cocktail.  I’ve used it to replace vodka and gin in martini recipes; it adds a definite spark to the same old, same old.

The Bloody Shine is not for the faint of heart as I like my Bloody Mary very spicy; but if you tone down the ingredients, even those with a sensitive tongue will enjoy this delicious cocktail.

Get your ‘Shine on and enjoy!  Cheers!





The Bloody Shine 

2 oz Onyx Moonshine

4 oz Mr & Mrs T’s Spicy Bloody Mary Mix (or your particular favorite)

1/2 a lime sliced into two wedges

1 teaspoon hot horseradish

3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

5-6 dashes Tabasco sauce

Freshly ground Black Pepper

2 pickled Asparagus spears – jalapeno flavor for garnish

or 1 Dill pickled spear



Add ice half way up a tall cocktail glass,  squeeze juice from 1 lime wedge into glass, drop in the wedge, finish filling with ice..  Add Onyx Moonshine and Blood Mary Mix to glass.  Top with horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and ground pepper.  Stir till mixed. Squeeze remaining lime wedge into top of glass, garnish with jalapeno asparagus spears or dill pickle spear and enjoy.

How do you like your Bloody Mary?  Share your secrets below.  Cheers!



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