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Canned cocktail review: Midnight Moon Moonshine Lightning Lemonade and Watermelon

Posted by Jaime Fowler on

Midnight Moon Moonshine canned cocktails reviewed by The Pursuit of Cocktails


TGIF cocktail lovers! I'm back with more moonshine!! This week I am trying two moonshine canned cocktails from Midnight Moon Moonshine. I absolutely love that more RTD moonshine cocktails are popping up on the market so when the team at Midnight Moon reached out to see if I wanted to try their's, I jumped at the chance. Bring on the shine!

They sent me both of their canned cocktails - the Lightning Lemonade and the Watermelon. I am intrigued by the watermelon simply because there are not a ton of watermelon cocktails available and I find that it is a flavor that is hard to capture in a pre-made cocktail without it tasting super fake. 

I dressed up these canned cocktails for the holidays with a few of my Ugly Christmas Sweater Swizzly Sticks and topped them off with a little garnish. Now let's sip!

Midnight Moon Moonshine canned cocktails styled with Ugly Christmas Sweater drink markers for cans - Swizzly Sticks

Here is my official review of the Midnight Moon Moonshine canned cocktails:

4 out of 5 cocktail shakers

Midnight Moon Moonshine Watermelon - I did not see that coming! As I said, watermelon is a tricky tricky flavor in ready-to-drink cocktails and most of the other times I've had a watermelon cocktail it was mixed with another flavor. But the Midnight Moon is just watermelon with no other flavors to hid behind - and they nailed it!
This Watermelon moonshine canned cocktail is super sweet in a good way. It tastes like watermelon candy to me which I surprisingly really enjoyed. The flavor is not fake at all. It is also not a fresh fruit flavor but that honestly didn't bother me at all. I really liked this one. So much so that I even drank the whole can which is not typical for me when I'm doing these reviews.
I'm here for it. Would 100% recommend to a friend.

Midnight Moon Moonshine Lightning Lemonade - Coming off the surprising and sweet Watermelon moonshine, the bar was high for the Lightning Lemonade. And it was not what I expected either! I thought for sure this one would be sweet too but it's not. This is a much more of a lemon flavored cocktail without a ton of sweetness I expected from being a lemonade. I really liked it. It is lighter, and lemon-y, and at the total other end of the spectrum from the Watermelon.

Overall the Midnight Moon Moonshine canned cocktails have range with a super sweet option in the Watermelon and a lighter option in the Lightning Lemonade. They also have some kick! I felt a buzz almost immediately after just a few sips. More on that below.

If you are curious about moonshine cocktails, don't sleep on Midnight Moon!


3 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

I'm averaging these two canned cocktails out at a 3 since one was really sweet and one wasn't.

The Watermelon is a 5/5 on the sweetness scale - in the best way. Personally I loved this watermelon candy flavored moonshine cocktail.

I thought the Lightning Lemonade would be sweet as well but it really isn't. It is probably a 2/5 in sweetness. It is more lemon than sweet lemonade.


4 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos

Officially these moonshine canned cocktails each ring in at 8% ABV which is fairly normal for a ready-to-drink cocktail. What is interesting though is I felt an instant buzz from two small sips. I looked at the can to check the percentage fully expecting it to be 20%+ so I as shocked that it was only 8%. So while this moonshine might not be as strong as "traditional" moonshine, it has a quick and strong buzz.

Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?

I can't believe I am saying this, but I really liked that Watermelon moonshine. Never in my life did I think I would say a watermelon flavored cocktail would make my favorites list but it one me over with it's sweet candy flavored buzz.

If you want to give the Midnight Moon Moonshine canned cocktails a try you can use this link to find them in your area:

Until next week cocktail lovers, Cheers! 

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This post included Swizzly Sticks from the 
Ugly Sweater Party Collection.


Note: This review was sponsored by Midnight Moon Moonshine. All opinions are my own. 
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