I prefer straight up, but I've had it as hooch before (w/Kool-Aid). Two key things with shine, and there are a few: Make sure it's fresh- It tastes better if it is less than 30 days from the still. Also, never drink the first 1/4 gallon out of a pot still- the methanol is bad for your eyes
"Dooley was a good ole' man, he lived below the mill.
Dooley had two daughters and a 40 gallon still.
One girl watched the boiler, the other watched the spout
Mamma corked the bottles and ole' Dooley fetched 'em out.
Dooley slippin up the holler, Dooley tryin to make a dollar
Dooley give me a swaller and I'll pay you back someday"
Damn I love that song!! "Dooley" by The Dillards. "Rocky Top" is another great shine song, and my 5yo's favorite...
You know, with some Google skill you too can build a pot still REALLY easily. NOT THAT I'D KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT MR. ATF AGENT.