How To Make Dandelion Moonshine – Easy Step by Step Recipe!

You’ve probably heard of people eating dandelions in salad or making tea from them. But I bet you’ve never heard of someone making Dandelion Moonshine.  That’s at least how I felt when a reader emailed me his recipe for Dandelion Moonshine.  After trying some I decided I had to share this recipe with you guys. So If you’ve got a lawn overrun with these pesky weeds give this a try.

Ingredientsdandelion moonshine

  • 2 Gallons of water
  • 4 Quarts of Dandelion blossoms
  • 4 lb of sugar
  • 2 Packets of bread yeast
  • 6 Oranges
  • 5 lemons


  1. Wash dandelions and pour them into large pot
    1. Make sure you get only the flowers remove all stems and leaves.
  2. Pour 2 Gallons of boiling water over them and let stand for 24 hours
  3. Strain through cheese cloth and pour into Carboy
  4. Add grated rind and 6 oranges, 5 lemons and 4 lbs sugar to dandelion wine
  5. Make A Yeast Starter using 2 teaspoons of yeast and add it to the Carboy
  6. Keep temperature between 18 C -23 C until fermentation is complete ( see: How To Tell Fermentation is Complete)

  7. Distill once fermentation is complete
  8. Add a tiny bit of honey and toasted american oak chips to the to the hearts and bottle in 500ml mason jars
  9. Let Dandelion moonshine age for 1- 3 months before drinking

Common Questions About Dandelion Moonshine

Can I make Dandelion Moonshine without a Still ?

  • You could try dandelions in vodka with a bit of lemon and orange zest and a hint of honey. Not quite the same but it might work!

What’s the Difference between Dandelion Moonshine and Dandelion Wine?

  • When you make Dandelion Moonshine your basically making Dandelion Wine and then simply distilling it.

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