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A Melbourne Moonshine Masterclass at Nieuw Amsterdam


Sean from Nieuw Amsterdam

There are no doubt a few fuzzy heads this morning after last night’s Moonshine Masterclass for 20 lucky Melbourne Yelp Elite. Five cocktails? On a school night? Sigh… #YelpLife.

The amazing team behind Melbourne Moonshine treated us to a variety of different cocktails mixed with their signature shine such as the Moonshine Penicillin, Screw the Hooch and even Bootlegger Lemonade. Everyone’s favourite seemed to be the warming yet soothing Apple Pie Moonshine – a new flavour to be released in the coming months.

Each of our drinks was superbly matched with some truly unbelievable food from Yelp favourite’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Ham Hock nuggets? Tick. Beef brisket? Tick.

See the full food and drink pairing below to inspire some DIY action.

There is not enough time in the day to thank Nieuw Amsterdam and Melbourne Moonshine enough for throwing such an incredible night. Check out the photos here, and the five star reviews here.

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Moonshine & Peach Spritz­ Melbourne Moonshine, Lemon Juice, Rinquinquin a LaPeche, topped with Prosecco.
Food Pairing:­ French Toast: Goats Curd, Tomato Jam, Black Olive Candy


Moonshine Penicillin­ Melbourne Moonshine, Lemon, Lime, Ginger, Honey with a smoked sugar syrup.
Food Pairing:­ Southern Fried Quail: Romesco Sauce, Pickled Grapes


Bootlegger Lemonade:­ Melbourne Moonshine, House­made Bitter Lemon Syrup, topped with Lemonade.
Food Paring:­ Pork Trotter & Ham Hock Nuggets: Burnt Onion Jam, Sour Apple


Screw The Hooch­ Melbourne Moonshine, VS Cognac, Cacao Syrup, Bitters with an Absinthe rinse.
Food Pairing:­ Beef Brisket: Onion, Mushroom, Blue Cheese, Red Wine Jus


Melbourne Apple Pie Moonshine
Food Pairing:
­ Pumpkin Donuts: Jack Daniels Cream.