How About a Little Moonshine on New Year’s Eve?

How About a Little Moonshine on New Year’s Eve?

Okay, let me preface this post by saying it is purely in jest.  I spend a lot of time thinking of ways to cut back on waste by making my own or opting for reusable.  Since the big party day of the year is just around the corner, I got to thinking about the staggering number of bottles and cans that will be thrown away this year.

The other night, my husband found a show on TV about moonshiners.  In addition to wondering why they are willing to be filmed doing something illegal, I thought about how they save lots of bottles and cans by using mason jars and other reusable containers.  Seriously, my conservation brain never seems to shut off.

So naturally, the two thoughts collided sometime in the middle of the night, and here I am thinking how moonshine could be very beneficial to the planet.  Just imagine, if we all visited the local moonshiner’s for our alcohol, we could save millions of bottles and cans each and every year!

The arguments that apply to making your own other foods and drinks could apply to moonshine as well.  Locally grown, small-scale moonshine is less likely to have harmful chemicals and things you really don’t want to drink, and it does not have to be transported great distances for you to enjoy.

So how about it?  Should we legalize moonshine in order to save the planet?   I’ve never tasted the stuff myself, but I can just imagine that it would taste better than the mass produced stuff you can buy at the liquor store.

Happy New Year, everyone!