This Apple Pie Moonshine is the smoothest cocktail I’ve ever had. It goes down easy (almost too easy) and packs a punch!
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Every fall we have a Fall Fest party. It’s a big, outdoor shin dig with lots of food, drink and games for kids (and kids at heart). For the weeks leading up to Fall Fest, we rake up all of the leaves on our 5 acre property and put them in a big pile in the middle of our field.
Between the leaf pile, tractor rides, silly string fights and other games, the kids stay entertained all afternoon. Which leaves plenty of time for the adults to socialize.
I always make the same thing (see the links at the end of this post) every year. And, every year this Apple Pie Moonshine is one of the most requested things.
It’s very easy to make and I usually make several batches at one time. The hardest part is finding the grain alcohol. I use an entire bottle of 190 proof Everclear for each batch.
This stuff is VERY potent, but oh, so good!
A word of caution….you have to let it sit for a few weeks before drinking it. If you try it too soon, it’s like drinking rocket fuel. Or, at least I’m assuming that’s what rocket fuel would taste like. I’ve never really tried it.
This moonshine recipe is very easy to make. Here’s the equipment I used to make it:
Here’s how to make Apple Pie Moonshine:
Apple Pie Moonshine
- 1 64 oz bottle apple juice
- 1 64 oz bottle apple cider
- 3 cups sugar
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 ml bottle 190 proof Everclear - or the highest proof vodka you can find 750
- 6 cinnamon sticks for the jars
Bring the apple juice, cider, sugar, and spices to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Add alcohol to mixture. **CAUTION: Do not add alcohol near a flame or heat source. It is highly flammable. Make sure mixture is completely cooled before adding alcohol.
Strain the cinnamon sticks out and pour into jars.
Place 1 cinnamon stick into each jar.
Place lids on jars and allow to sit in a cool, dry place for 1 month before enjoying.
Please enjoy responsibly.
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