There are two ways to drink moonshine: straight from the jar with your eyes closed and fists clenched, or masked behind a creative concoction of strong flavors. The second option is certainly classier, but it’s not easy to take the sting out of a liquor known for its throat-searing potential. Still, bartenders from around the Lowcountry will accept the challenge at the second annual Moonshine Throwdown this weekend, where they’ll aim to create the most sippable cocktail with Firefly Distillery’s White Lightning Moonshine. Attendees will be able to sample the beverages with a special tasting glass, indulge in heavy hors d’oeuvres, and listen to live bluegrass by The Bluestone Ramblers.
When: 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Lowcountry Bistro, 49 S. Market St.
More info: www.LowcountryBistro.com