Last Updated on August 21, 2023 by Lydia Martin
Moonshine cherries are not just your ordinary cherries. These little gems soaked in a potent concoction of spirits make even the most mundane gatherings feel like a spirited adventure.
When I first encountered moonshine cherries, my inner mixologist couldn’t resist trying this quirky delicacy. Little did I know, these small fruity treats packed a considerable punch!
The experience ignited my curiosity. But really, how many moonshine cherries will get you drunk? Keep reading to find out.
Total Number of Moonshine Cherries To Get Drunk
While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, you can get drunk with twenty or more moonshine cherries consumed in an hour.
“Moonshine cherries: small bites, big buzz.” -Liquor Laboratory
However, the amount you’d need to consume to feel tipsy varies based on factors such as your weight, metabolism, tolerance to alcohol, and even the type of moonshine used in the cherries.
As a rough guideline, a lightweight drinker can get the desired buzz after eight to ten cherries and get drunk after twenty or more.
Most moonshine has around 50% ABV (alcohol content), which can get you drunk if you consume too much in an hour.
How Strong Are Moonshine Cherries?
Moonshine cherries are certainly not your average fruit snack because these little delights are steeped in high-proof alcoholic drinks, often 50% ABV (alcohol content) or more.
Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries have 50% ABV (alcohol content), and the alcohol strength can fluctuate depending on how long the cherries have been soaking and the potency of the moonshine used.
Every jar is hand filled in moonshine alcohol to soak and absorb flavors and alcohol through time.
What Liquor Is In It?
Moonshine cherries are typically infused with “moonshine,” a term colloquially used to describe homemade, often illicit, high-proof spirits .
It usually refers to clear, unaged whiskey but can include other spirits like rum or vodka. The result? A cherry with a kick.
Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries has maraschino cherries  soaked in 100-proof original Ole Smoky moonshine, and it is an explosion of perfectly infused cherry-sweet hello, and a warm goodbye.
Once all the cherries are used as garnish or desserts, the remaining Ole Smoky moonshine offers sweetness that blends great in cherry cola or ginger ale with ice in a glass.
Can You Get Drunk From Eating Moonshine Cherries?
Yes, you can get drunk from eating moonshine cherries because they contain alcohol.
Given the high alcohol content of Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries, eating a significant number of these cherries will have similar effects to drinking alcohol.
Remember that Ole Smoky cherries are a fun cocktail garnish or dessert, not an all-you-can-eat fruit salad.
Making moonshine cherries a snack to eat rather than a garnish to cocktails may affect your overall health because, aside from the alcohol content, it has absorbed the moonshine flavor.
Can You Get Drunk Off One Moonshine Cherry?
Eating just one moonshine cherry can’t get you drunk, much like taking a single sip of whiskey won’t either.
However, if you consume the alcohol-soaked fruit continuously, you might start to feel the effects. Remember, moonshine cherries are a sly way of consuming alcohol, and losing track is easy!
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” -Mark Twain, Writer
Also, the liquid in the moonshine cherries can’t get you drunk in one shot. Yes, you can drink the moonshine, which contains around 50% ABV. We also have some moonshine recipes you can follow here.
How many moonshine cherries equal a shot?
Roughly 15-20 cherries equate to a standard shot of liquor. Given the quantity of the fruits, if you want to get intoxicated, drink the moonshine instead.
Are the moonshine cherries good?
Yes, moonshine cherries are good and delicious! They offer a sweet yet potent taste – a delightful combination of a fruity snack and a boozy treat that you can top off in your mixed drinks.
Do you have to be 21 to buy moonshine cherries?
Yes, since moonshine cherries contain a significant amount of alcohol, you must be of legal drinking age (21 in the US) to buy them. The age limit is similar to buying a bottle of vodka and other alcoholic drinks.
Can you get drunk on bourbon cherries?
Yes, if you consume a lot of bourbon cherries, it can get you drunk. They are like moonshine cherries, are infused with alcohol, and can get you drunk.
Do moonshine cherries go bad?
Yes, with time, the texture and flavor may degrade, but they generally last a long time, especially if sealed, due to the preserving nature of alcohol.
Moonshine cherries are more than just an enticing cocktail drink garnish; they’re a potent delicacy that packs a punch. You can get drunk after twenty or more cherries, but it varies widely based on individual tolerance, weight, gender, and the strength of the alcohol.
While one cherry likely won’t have much impact, a handful may tip the scales. They’re a deliciously sweet and alcoholic treat, so enjoy it responsibly. After all, these are no ordinary cherries, and their kick is part of the charm.