Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss

Moonshine Burgers From Carl’s Jr. Are Hitting The Grills Today

I could sit here and make a joke about how you’re getting your food and alcohol at the same time and yada yada yada, but I won’t because I’m actually kind of stoked for this burger.

By teaming up with Junior Johnson, a hall of fame Nascar driver from the 50s and 60s turned moonshine distiller, CKE Restaurants (the company that owns Carl’s and Hardee’s) has given Johnson and his company (Junior’s Midnight Moonshine) an opportunity to combine the warm, charbroiled juiciness of a Carl’s patty with the heavy, semi-sweet glaze of the Midnight Moonshine.

The burger will be made with an Angus beef patty, and the ingredients include thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, and garlic and pepper fried onions, all drenched in the signature Midnight Moon moonshine glaze.

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According to Entrepreneur, CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder was digging the new burger, but tempered his expectations, saying “It knocked everybody’s socks off when we tasted it.” Still, any burger that plans to stick around on the menu must earn its keep. “You have to earn your way onto the menu.”

The Midnight Moonshine Burger will be available starting today, March 23rd in select locations nationwide and will be sold for $4.39, although prices may vary depending on location.



Photo Credit: Junior’s Midnight Moon, Business Wire 


Channel Your Inner Southern Spirit with These Sweet Tea Moonshine Cupcakes


You guys, I just really need a typewriter, like right now.

I don’t know what it is, but something about these Sweet Tea Moonshine Cupcakes by Stef over at the Cupcake Project just fills my imagination with all things Prohibition-Era South – you know, sprawling estates, courtly Southern manners, bootleg distilleries. And while I don’t have a clue if any of those things even really existed in the P.E.S., I am a sucker for a good bout of drunken writing, especially when done on a perfectly old, perfectly beat-up typewriter. Sigh.

But I digress. Cupcakes, wasn’t it?

Perfect for late night walks around the plantation or out by the bayou (or I guess, just around the neighborhood, if you’re into that), these scrumptious little darlings feature something called “tea butter” and a whole 1/2 cup of Strawberry Midnight Moon. I’d bet it tastes so good, it must be illegal.

Check out the full recipe and photos, here.


H/T + PicThx Cupcake Project


A Mini Moonshine Jar for ‘Healthy Hillbillies’

Time to trade in your fancy shot glasses for these baby mason jar mock-ups, or you’re in danger of being too mainstream. Don’t worry, you’re still paying $12 per glass, it only looks like you didn’t. Made by Archie McPhee, these 2-3/4″ little suckers hold 2 oz. and help keep your moonshine-guzzling self in check.  The maker explains: “A tiny jar of moonshine is much healthier than a full size jar… See, we’re all about healthy hillbillies.” Hey, that’s an excuse that we’re willing to buy. Be sure to drink up while wearing your Sunday-best flannel, and we won’t reveal that your “hand-me-downs” were also ordered online.

Mini Moonshine Jar: $12 @ Archie McPhee

via Laughing Squid 


5 Cooking Books You Probably Shouldn’t Give Your Grandma for Christmas

The best things in life are usually things your grandma wouldn’t approve of. Like last-minute Vegas trips, triple-stacked whiskey shots and skinny dipping in the midst of winter. Oh, and these cookbooks. Your grandma definitely would NOT approve of these cookbooks. So we took the liberty of featuring these non-grandma friendly recipe books for your personal collection.


1. EpicMealTime CookBook

This precious lil’ thing comes from the charming boys over at EpicMealTime. You know, the geniuses who created Green Pancake Potato Stacks, the Bacon Christmas Tree, the Super Sloppy Valentine’s Day Sundae, etc. All with a healthy helping of  bacon, of course. Luckily, if you’re inebriated enough or just having a craving for insane food, the EpicMealTime CookBook will teach you everything you need to know to make your meal, well, epic.

[$39.99 @ EpicMealTime]


 2. Baked!: 35 Marijuana Munchies to Make and Bake

Gone are the days when you would waste a week’s worth of maryjane in a failed attempt to make mac n’ cheese brownies that ended in the fire department showing up at 3 am. First off, you don’t use a microwave, silly. Second, use shake and save the good stuff for later. Luckily, there’s Baked!, a guide featuring delicious offerings such as “space cakes” and classic hash brownies.

While the authors can’t guarantee that you won’t set your apartment on fire, they do promise that their tried and true recipes will deliver “cannabilicious results every time.”

[$12.99 @ Amazon]


the boozy baker

3. The Boozy Baker

Green Tea and Banana Cake with Sake Syrup, Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract and 73 more delicious spiked sweets + 25 cocktail recipes make The Boozy Baker a sheer inebriated delight. There’s nothing like dainty and deviously spirited pastries to perk up those family reunions during the holidays.

[$18.95 @ Amazon]


 4. Your Guide to Making Moonshine, Whiskey, Vodka, Rum …

The first time I had moonshine I was struck by a sudden urge to make the marvelous stuff myself. It was sweeter and more potent than any store-bought liquor I had ever tasted, yet I was at a lost at how to even start the DIY process. Fortunately, The Home Distiller’s Workbook: Your Guide to Making Moonshine, Whisky, Vodka, Rum and So Much More! (Vol.1) gives you a step-by-step walk through of how to make your own badass stash of moonshine and “pretty much any other liquor in the comfort of your own kitchen.”

[$8.99 @ Amazon]


 5. Fifty Shades of Chicken

While most foodies prefer their their meals and BDSM to be separate, there’s nothing wrong with (ahem) semi-nude men delicately handling raw chicken breasts and cooking up such things as “Sticky Chicken Fingers.” While the 50 Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook is a cheeky nod towards the bestselling risqué novel Fifty Shades of Grey, I’m still not complaining about the semi-nude men clad in aprons. And frankly, neither should you.

[$19.99 @ Amazon]



Eat These S’mores Stuffed with Moonshine Marshmallows

Blue Bottle Coffee is doing everything right.

World’s best coffee? Check. Exclusively hipster locations, like the San Francisco Ferry Building and Williamsburg, Brooklyn? Check.

Moonshine marshmallows? Check. Times infinity.