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Moonshiner is one of the five Specialist Roles in Red Dead Online.


Moonshiners run underground businesses, illicitly distilling, marketing and selling spirits for profit.[1]


The player must meet Maggie Fike at Emerald Ranch, where she will give them the opportunity to buy a moonshining shack for 25 gold-bars.

The player may choose from 5 different shacks located in different states.



How better to make your fortune than to become a black-market Moonshiner. Establish your own bootlegging business in this new Specialist Role – an ideal fit for players progressing along the Trader path or anyone seeking a property to call their own.

Purchase an unassuming Moonshining Shack, the main floor acting as a front with all the details of an ordinary homestead. The basement, however, is where you'll ultimately get down to business.[2]

Moonshiner Skills

  • Bar Expansion: Construct a bar in your Moonshine Property.
  • Levens Gun Belt: A unique gun belt only available to Moonshiners.
  • Sabotage: Learn to identify Moonshine Hideouts.
  • Band Expansion: Hire a musical ensemble to entertain your patrons.
  • Still Upgrade: Still upgrades for increasing the strength of your moonshine.
  • Flammable Moonshine: Highly potent alcohol that can be poured and set alight. Not suitable for consumption.
  • Sawed-Off Shotgun Variant: A visual variant of the Sawed-Off Shotgun suited for Moonshiners. Can be purchased for each owned Sawed-Off Shotgun.
  • Nevin Hipflask: An ornate hipflask to be securely fastened to the Gun Belt.
  • Darrow Buckle: A precious gilt buckle with intricate metal work.
  • Recipes: Recipes for crafting a variety of Moonshine flavors.
  • Poison Bottle Pamphlet: A pamphlet recipe on how to craft Toxic Moonshine.
  • Master Distiller: Reduce the time taken to create a batch of moonshine.

Moonshiner Recipes

There are ten recipes in total, initially seven. Three of which are unlocked after reaching the first three tiers of the Moonshiner role. The last one is a secret recipe that must be found to achieve. Marcel is the moonshine shack's cook and will handle the production and shipment of moonshine. Interacting with him in the shack's basement allows the player to choose recipes and make moonshine.

Name Ingredients
Agarita Sunrise Moonshine 1x Canned Strawberries, 1x Evergreen Huckleberry, 1x Agarita
Apple Berry Crumb Moonshine 1x Apple, 1x Blackberry, 1x Vanilla Flower
*Berry Cobbler Moonshine 1x Canned Peaches, 1x Raspberry, 1x Peach
Berry Mint Moonshine 1x Canned Strawberries, 1x Blackberry, 1x Wild Mint
Evergreen Moonshine 1x Evergreen Huckleberry, 1x Wintergreen Berry, 1x Ginseng
Poison Poppy's Moonshine 1x Prairie Poppy + 1x Oleander Sage + 1x Absinthe
*Spiced Island Moonshine 1x Canned Apricots, 1x Currant, Caribbean Rum
Tropical Punch Moonshine 1x Canned Pineapples, 1x Pear, 1x Vanilla Flower
Wild Cider Moonshine 1x Apple, 1x Ginseng, 1x Currant
*Wild Creek Moonshine 1x Wild Mint, 1x Vanilla Flower, 1x Creek Plum

*: Only unlocked upon reaching rank 1, rank 10 and rank 5. (In that order)

Video Walkthrough


Red Dead Online- Moonshiners - Intro Mission (Rescue Cook and Get Equipment)



  • In order to unlock the "Poison Poppy's Moonshine" Recipe, the player must find the pamphlet in a chest during a random event.[3]


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