“My grandfather ran liquor during Prohibition, and he made some good hooch,” she revealed, and added that she began drinking at an early age.
“He’d put wine in my baby bottle because I didn’t like milk or formula, and I’d get rosy cheeks and pass out,” the cookbook author told New York magazine. “He thought I was a good baby. Basically, I was just drunk.”
According to the source, Ray’s favorite show is Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners — a reality show that follows a group of people who live in the Appalachian Mountains and make moonshine.
“Rachael loves Moonshiners … she never misses an episode! Aside from coming up with her own recipes through trial and error, she gets many from the show,” the source dished.
“Rachael loves all flavors of moonshine. When she’s stressed, she loves to wind down with a hard, smokey flavor. But occasionally she’ll sweeten it up with a fruit flavor like strawberry. She even incorporates moonshine into many of her food recipes. Rachael makes a great barbecue sauce with moonshine!”