The fresh, lemony taste of Mountain Dew is addictive...maybe that’s why Mountain Dew was originally Southern and/or Irish slang for moonshine! Moonshine (aka: hooch, white lightning, “Tennessee white whiskey”) is a 95% alcohol, generally home-made, whiskey.
In fact, it was originally suggested that the soda be called Moonshine. In other Mountain Dew-related news:
- Mountain Dew lowers your life expectancy by a rate of 1 minute per can oPrior to 2008, there were people in North American with the middle name “Mountain Dew”
- The 2007 Houston Texan football team drank nothing but Mountain Dew from their first day of training camp to their last. They finished 8-8
Drink up some more facts in the source!