In ‘The Moonshine Capital of the World,’ Franklin County’s Twin Creeks Distillery produced the county’s first legal liquor since Prohibition. Named for the street the founder grew up on and featuring his great grandfather’s fiddle in the logo, Twin Creeks Distillery puts family, community and history into every award-winning bottle they distill.
Playing the fiddle and distilling liquor are the two passions of Twin Creeks Distillery’s founder, Chris Prillaman. Both of which were passed down to him from previous generations. Chris’s great grandfather, ‘Peg’ Hatcher was a legendary moonshiner that was indicted in a nationally recognized conspiracy trial. 80 years after his great grandfather’s trial, Chris opened the doors of Twin Creeks Distillery in 2015.
Even Twin Creeks Distillery’s distilling equipment has history. Much of their equipment has been reclaimed and rebuilt from old pieces, some of them found in the woods, and some donated by friends. But all of them are used to make their award-winning craft moonshine, brandy and white whiskeys from time-tested recipes passed between generations.

Electric Lemonade


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cup Sour Mix
  • 48 oz. lemonade
  • Lemon lime soda
  • Twin Creek's 1st Sugar Moonshine
Directions:
Mix all ingredients together but the lemon and lime soda. Garnish with a lemon and top it off with lemon and lime soda if desired.

Strawberry Jamboree


Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup club soda (Optional)
  • 2 large strawberries, Sliced
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 6 Heaping tbsp. of Strawberry Jam
  • Twin Creek's 1st Sugar Moonshine
Directions:
Place jam and water into a pot to heat until it's melted into a syrup. Chill syrup and add lemon juice plus the moonshine. Stir to combine. Fill 2 glasses with crushed ice. Divide cocktail into two glasses. Pour on Club soda and stir. Garnish with sliced strawberry and a lemon if desired.

Caramel Apple Shine


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 10 carmel candies
  • 2 qts. apple cider
  • 2 qts. apple juice
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Twin Creek's 1st Sugar Moonshine
Directions:
Combine the juice, cider, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, light brown sugar, white sugar and caramel candies in a large pot. Bring to a gentle boil and reduce to simmer, then cover. Simmer for at least 1 hour. Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Strain out the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Add in the moonshine and caramel vodka. Stir to combine. Bottle it up in mason jars and either chill in the refrigerator or store in a cool place.

1st Sugar Moonshine Pound Cake


Ingredients:
  • 1 box vanilla pudding
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup Twin Creeks 1st Sugar Moonshine
  • 4 eggs
Directions:
Topping:\n1/2 cup butter \n1 cup sugar \n1/4 cup orange juice \n1/4 cup Twin Creek's 1st Sugar Moonshine\n\nBring to a boil to dissolve sugar. Pour mixture over bundt cake while cake is still hot and in bundt pan. Cool completely and remove from bundt pan.\n________________________\nPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt pan. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out cleanly.

Bootlegger Madras


Ingredients:
  • 0.5 oz. Triple Sec
  • 3 oz. Cranberry juice
  • Cranberries
  • Orange slices
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • Twin Creek's 1st Sugar Moonshine
Directions:
In a shaker, muddle one orange slice with 1-2 fresh cranberries and simple syrup. Top with ice. Add moonshine, triple sec, simple syrup, and cranberry juice. Shake and pour into rocks glass. Garnish with fresh orange zest, orange slice, and a coupe of fresh cranberries.

Sour Henry


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Dashes of Grapefruit bitters (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 3 oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • Twin Creek's Sweet Mash Rye
Directions:
Mix all ingredients and serve over ice. Add bitters to the top or garnish with a lemon/lime if desired.