This is an old one I read around 1990 (give or take 2-3 years). I most likely read it in a bundle of short-stories in Dutch translation. The original is most likely English.
It was quite short (probably no more than 10 pages) and very humorous. I really like to read it again, but I have a hard time tracking it down.
The plot (as far as I can remember):
Mankind has just made it to interstellar travel and is discovered by an alien civilization.
The aliens (for some reason I can' recall) decide to blockade Earth. Every ship that tries to go beyond Low Earth Orbit is bounced back by some invisible shield.
The main character is a human space-ship owner/pilot and sits in a bar on another planet/space station. He explains to his drinking-buddies that the alien "powers-that-be" are telepaths and that is how they know if someone tries to leave Earth. And then they bounce the ship back using telekinesis.
He then goes on to explain why they didn't catch him: He was so drunk when he flew away from Earth the telepathy didn't work on him.
It ends with something alone the lines of: "So if you want to keep those pesky telepaths out of your mind you'll need some good old-fashioned Earth moonshine. As it happens I have an entirey cargo-hold full of it. Do you want to buy some ?"
Does this ring a bell for someone?