Summertime Blackberry Joins the Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions Family Enjoy the Seasonal Berry All Year Long

The taste of summer can now be enjoyed all year long with the addition of the popular flavor, blackberry, to the Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions moonshine family from Piedmont Distillers. Made with the whole berry, the sweet yet tart flavor of the shiny red and black berries is evident in the smooth craft spirit and the real fruit that fill the traditional moonshine jar.

Arriving in stores on August 1 is new Midnight Moon Blackberry fruit inclusions moonshine, inspired by the family moonshine recipes of legendary moonshiner and NASCAR hall of famer, Junior Johnson. Handcrafted in single batches, fruit inclusions also come in delectable, mixable flavors like Apple Pie, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry and Cranberry. These spirits begin with a 100 proof version of the original Midnight Moon, which is then authentically infused with whole pieces of gourmet-quality fruit. No extracts, color additives, or artificial flavors are added. All of the fruit flavor and color in the Midnight Moon inclusions comes from the fruit itself – just as nature (and moonshiners) intended. Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon fruit inclusions are uniquely packaged in authentic moonshine jars that are prefect for gifting.

"Midnight Moon Apple Pie, Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry and Cranberry each have an amazing flavor. And Midnight Moon Blackberry is the perfect flavor combination of sweet and sour to join our line of fruit inclusions. We like to say, that the Midnight Moon line of fruit inclusions are the only products available that taste like real fruit, because they are made with real fruit," said Joe Michalek, founder of Piedmont Distillers. "Handcrafting the fruit inclusions is not an easy process, but there’s just no substitute for the real thing and doing it right."

Working with some of the country’s premier mixologists, the Midnight Moon team has created two simple cocktails that evoke the taste of the last berries of the season and highlights the rich zing of the blackberry.


Blackberry Lemonade

2 oz. Midnight Moon Blackberry, over ice.
Fill with lemonade, garnish with a lemon twist.

Blackberry Ginger Splash

2 oz. Midnight Moon Blackberry, over ice.
Fill with ginger ale, garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon fruit inclusions can be enjoyed over ice or in a variety of cocktails such as, Junior’s Cherry Cola (Midnight Moon Cherry over ice, filled with cola) or Apple Ale (Midnight Moon Apple Pie over ice, fill ed with ginger ale). The fruit inclusions make a refreshing summertime cocktail by mixing them with fresh lemonade or tea and served over ice.  In the past year, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon distribution has expanded across the United States and into duty free.


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