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If you love classic cocktails with a twist, give this moonshine old fashioned recipe a try. Made with moonshine, spiced simple syrup and bitters, it mimics the flavors of a traditional old fashioned cocktail.

Spiced Simple Syrup

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 slivers of orange zest


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat add water, raw cane sugar, ground cloves, cinnamon, allspice, star anise, and orange zest.

  2. The water will initially appear cloudy, but it will become clear as the sugar dissolves.

  3. When the mixture begins to boil, remove the saucepan from direct heat.

  4. Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and allow the syrup to steep for five minutes.

  5. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve.

  6. Store the spiced simple syrup in an air-tight container and keep refrigerated.