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Moonshine Molly's Brings Southern Cooking and Spirits to South Florida

Moonshine is like water. It's a clear liquid no one wanted the government placing any of those fancy federal taxes on. With two hundred years of illicit production in the Appalachian mountains, it's premised on the badassery of backwoods distilleries.

But moonshine has slowly and legally been seeping its way north of the Mason-Dixon line, and most recently, south of the I-4 corridor to our neck of the woods. Granted, legal moonshine undermines its novelty, but Moonshine Molly's opened last week on Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Amongst their reservoir of moonshine infusions (bacon moonshine - what?!), they're also serving good ol' country fare, and yes, even boast line-dancing lessons.

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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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