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For the various forms of alcohol that appear in the Fallout series of games, see alcohol.
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+2 Charisma
-2 Intelligence
+2 Strength
Addiction10% chance of alcohol addiction
QuestsA Spoonful of Whiskey
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Moonshine is a consumable item in the Fallout 3 add-on, Point Lookout.


Made from a potent mix of fission batteries, yeast, and either wild or refined punga fruit, moonshine is an addictive alcoholic drink which has a more pronounced effect on the user's personality than other types of alcohol.

Moonshine is the strongest alcoholic drink in the game. Though it bears the same 10% addiction rate as weaker alcoholic drinks, such as whiskey, it has doubled the effect on the same SPECIAL attributes - increasing Charisma and Strength by two, while reducing Intelligence by two.


The player can get six moonshine crafted, every 24 hours, by taking the ingredients to Marguerite. All of the ingredients are relatively easy to come across if you explore the swampy landscape. All you need are three bags of yeast, either 10 refined punga fruit or 20 wild punga fruit and six fission batteries "for that extra kick".



  • Beer might be a preferable alternative, considering its 5% addiction rate and the copious amounts of it, scattered throughout the Capital Wasteland, but the effects of beer, as with other alcoholic drinks, will not stack. This means drinking more than one beer will not change your stats any more than one would. Moonshine can still be consumed and its effects will "overwrite" the effects of other alcoholic drinks. However, beer has a value of only 2, but moonshine has a value of 50; moonshine may be better suited to selling, rather than drinking.

Behind the scenes

  • Moonshine is a common term for home-distilled alcohol, especially in places where this practice is illegal. The name stems from the American Prohibition era, where homemade stills were often operated under the light of the moon.