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Moonshine

While back at home a few weeks ago, I had a swig or two of some moonshine which gave me the idea to write a post about it….

Moonshine in a Mason Jar

Moonshine is the name given to illicit distilled alcohol which was traditionally made in the Appalachian Mountains of the U.S.  Moonshine takes it’s name from its clandestine production by the light of the moon.

Moonshine is also called white lightning, mountain dew, hooch, ‘shine and white whiskey by locals who make it. In other countries, it is known by many other names.

There’s a simple, straight-up way to make moonshine. It’s illegal and you can go to prison for making it in the U.S., but here’s how it’s done…

 

Simplicity also carries through in the taste, as moonshine is a clean drink…strong and perhaps lethal in some ways, but clean.

You can learn more about modern-day moonshiners here.

Buy a legal version of the real thing here.

Or even wear cologne named after moonshine! Buy it here.

________________________________________________________________AMERICANA’s got all kinds of clothes to make you look like a genuine moonshiner!  Visit our store at Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm & we’ll suit you up or do-it-yourself in our online shop where we offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe!

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American Candy Now at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

Classic American candies have just arrived at AMERICANA Classic Vintage. Come down to Gamla Brogatan & experience the U.S.A. with all your senses!

Emily Gray, our friend over at Gray’s American Stores helped us pick out the most-loved classic sweets from the U.S., including chocolates, chewy candies, licorice & gum.

We have Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 3 Musketeers, Good & Plenty, Reese’s Pieces, Hersey’s Chocolate Bars, Whatchamacallits, York Peppermint Patties, Skittles, Big Red gum, Hersey’s Kisses & even a special shipment of NHL hockey cards from the 1990 season!

All candy is 20 kronor each, hockey cards are 25 kronor, but 5 Hershey’s kisses are just 10 kronor!

___________________________________________________________________________AMERICANA at Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm…Sweet!

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Ice Ice Baby: Why Americans Love Ice So Much

Icy Drinks...American Style

Americans are kind of obsessed with ice. The more clinking we hear in our glass, the happier we are. We like to crunch on it, swirl it around our glass, and add more when our drink gets a little sweaty.

Modern Roadside Drive-In Ice Dispenser

For many years, refrigerators in America didn’t have automatic ice makers installed. Back then, you had to buy it by the bag. If you didn’t buy it at the store, you had make it in trays, which had a pull lever which released the ice from the tray.  It was a brilliant invention and I still believe the best design for making ice manually that was ever invented (leave it to the ice-loving Americans to create such a thing).

Vintage Ice Trays

Today, you can still see ice freezers outside almost every convenience store, but people mostly just buy it to fill their portable coolers or to make homemade ice cream…anytime loads & loads of ice is needed.

Refrigerator Door Ice Dispenser

Since the 1970s, almost every full-size household refrigerator sold in America has an automatic ice maker installed.  This can be from the simple ice maker in the freezer, to the more sophisticated door ice dispenser refrigerator found in homes where they really love ice.

So if you’re in America, make sure that beverage you’re having is icy cold.  And if not, there’s surely some ice nearby to chill it down.

___________________________________________________________________________Always look icy hot!

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