Best Apple Pie Moonshine

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4.83 from 504 votes
This Apple Pie Moonshine recipe is crazy good!  It goes down very easy but really packs a punch.  It's a very easy recipe that doesn't require a moonshine still or any complicated steps.  This is really a flavored moonshine recipe
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Apple pie moonshine in a mason jar wrapped in a paper bag.

This Apple Pie Moonshine recipe is crazy good!  It goes down very easy but really packs a punch.  It’s a very easy recipe that doesn’t require a moonshine still or any complicated steps.  This is really a flavored moonshine recipe.

Apple pie moonshine in a mason jar wrapped in  a paper bag.

The Apple Pie Moonshine recipe is an incredibly delicious cocktail. It’s always the hit of the party and everyone goes crazy for these apple pie moonshine cocktail drinks.  Plus, you  won’t believe how easy it is to make! Just make sure that you give yourself enough time.

If you want even more fun drinks, check out these refreshing easy cocktail recipes. If you want to learn about all the different homemade moonshine recipes, check here.


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What We Love About This Recipe for Apple Pie Moonshine

This is truly the best Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine recipe you will ever try. It is like liquid apple pie.  Remember to let it sit and mellow, though as high-proof grain alcohol is used.   If you try this moonshine 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.

  • Quick Prep It takes only a few minutes to prepare and about an hour to cook.
  • Rest: Will take 8 weeks to mellow and blend.
  • Adaptable: Can make it so many different versions.
  • Makes Great Gifts: A wonderful Christmas gift for the holiday season, Wedding Favor or party gift if they enjoy an adult beverage.
Apple pie moonshine in a sealed jar.

Ingredient Notes

  • 64 oz Apple Juice – Any variety that you have on hand or enjoy drinking.
  • 64 oz Apple Cider– A fall staple but now you can find year round in most gourmet sections of supermarkets.
  • Sugar– White sugar is used in this recipe but you can use brown sugar if you prefer.
  • Cinnamon Sticks- Provides a warmth to this apple pie moonshine drink.
  • 750 ml 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol or the highest proof vodka you can find: Everclear is best, 190 proof is preferred but 151 is also great to use. Whatever you can find at your local liquor stores.

Equipment Needed for Moonshine Apple Pie Recipe

How to Make Apple Pie Moonshine

These are the basic steps for making Apple Pie Moonshine Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: Cook

First, in a large pot, bring the apple juice, cider, sugar, nutmeg, ground cinnamon and 8 cinnamon sticks to a boil, stir and then cover and simmer for 1 hour.Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

STEP 2: Alcohol

Next, 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.

STEP 3: STRAIN AND JAR

Strain the cinnamon sticks out and pour into jars.Divide remaining 6 cinnamon sticks among jars. Finally, place lids on jars and allow to sit to blend and mellow in a dry place for 8 weeks before enjoying.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Apple Pie Moonshine Cocktail

Here are a few tips and helpful suggestions see all the information in the Flavored Moonshine Ultimate Guide.

DO YOU HAVE TO WAIT THE 8 WEEKS?

The reason that the recipe recommends the eight weeks is to allow it to mellow, 191 proof Everclear is very strong. If you are using a strong vodka or Everclear 151 then you do not have to wait the 8 weeks to enjoy.

HOW TO STORE THIS BEVERAGE RECIPE

Refrigeration is not necessary. Just a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Even after opening, refrigeration is not necessary due to the high alcohol content. However, you can use the refrigerator if you want to serve it cold.

HOW TO MAKE MY OWN MOONSHINE

If your goal is to make your own moonshine from a still and not this easy apple pie drink recipe, then here is a great website that will give you access to stills and all the equipment that you will need to purchase.

WHAT TO MAKE WITH YOUR APPLE PIE MOONSHINE

Now you have this amazing homemade moonshine, what do you do with it? This apple pie moonshine drink can be enjoyed hot or cold. Mix it with soda or juices, liquor such as vanilla vodka, whiskey or rum or make some fabulous cocktails.

Frequently Asked Questions About Apple Pie Moonshine

SUGAR SUBSTITUTE?

You can make Apple Pie Moonshine with the white sugar listed below in the recipe card, brown sugar or a combination of the two. Certainly you can use less sugar or a sugar substitute if you prefer.

CAN I ADD ADDITIONAL ITEMS?

Of course, you can add apple slices to the recipe, some even add whipped cream vodka, fireball or other vanilla bean.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, this recipe can be adjusted as you need it for your get together. Make the number of batches that you need.

WHY IS MY MOONSHINE CLOUDY?

This can happen from the spices, or sometimes sediment in your sider. You can strain it through cheesecloth or shake it before serving to guests.

IS CANNING NECESSARY?

No, there is no need to can this recipe. Just make sure that your jars and lids are completely clean. Make sure that the lids are applied tightly.

Close up on a jar of apple pie moonshine.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Less Cinnamon: Not a fan of cinnamon, there is no need to add the cinnamon sticks to the moonshine recipe.
  • Apple Cider: Feel free to make your own if you have a good recipe.
  • Alcohol Content: It is difficult to calculate as it depends on the brands that you utilize. However, for general purposes it is about 30 proof with an ABV of around 15 percent. (This is just an estimate only, please do not come at me in the comments)
  • Jars: Any size canning jars that you have to store this Apple Pie Moonshine Everclear.  You aren’t going to do the entire canning process.  Just fill the jars and make sure they are tightly sealed, even gallon size can be used, perfect for holiday parties.
  • Time: The eight weeks is a guide, as the alcohol content is very high. If you like strong spirits with a kick or use a less strong proof then you can drink before the 8 weeks. Please drink responsibly.

What to Serve with Drinks with Apple Pie Moonshine

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Apple pie moonshine in a mason jar wrapped in a paper bag.
4.83 from 504 votes

Best Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

Yield: 6 quarts
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
This Apple Pie Moonshine recipe is crazy good!  It goes down very easy but really packs a punch.  It's a very easy recipe that doesn't require a moonshine still or any complicated steps.  This is really a flavored moonshine recipe
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Ingredients

  • 64 oz apple juice
  • 64 oz apple cider
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 14 cinnamon sticks, divided
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 750 ml 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol, or the highest proof vodka you can find

Instructions

  • Bring the apple juice, cider, sugar, nutmeg, ground cinnamon and 8 cinnamon sticks 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.
  • Divide remaining 6 cinnamon sticks among jars.
  • Place lids on jars and allow to sit in a cool, dry place for 8 weeks before enjoying.
  • Please enjoy responsibly.

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Expert Tips

  • Add Less Cinnamon: Not a fan of cinnamon, there is no need to add the cinnamon sticks to the moonshine recipe.
  • Apple Cider: Feel free to make your own if you have a good recipe.
  • Alcohol Content: It is difficult to calculate as it depends on the brands that you utilize. However, for general purposes it is about 30 proof with an ABV of around 15 percent. (This is just an estimate only, please do not come at me in the comments)
  • Jars: Any size canning jars that you have to store this Apple Pie Moonshine Everclear.  You aren’t going to do the entire canning process.  Just fill the jars and make sure they are tightly sealed.
  • Time: The eight weeks is a guide, as the alcohol content is very high. If you like strong spirits or use a less strong proof then you can drink before the 8 weeks. Please drink responsibly.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 100g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Course: Beverages and Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple moonshine, cocktail, moonshine

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344 thoughts on “Best Apple Pie Moonshine”

  1. 5 stars
    After having this at a halloween party one year I’ve always wanted to try making it myself. This recipe is delicious!

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      • 4 stars
        I have not tasted mine yet I’m still waiting the 8 weeks. How many calories in a cup. Reading some of the reviews would you suggest to add an additional shot of vodka if you want more kick?

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        • Calories vary by brands used, however the nutrition information for the products I used are in the recipe card. I think it is strong enough, however you can add whatever you wish.

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  2. 4 stars
    I did the real math and if you use this recipe and assume no volume loss to evaporation, 2(128+n25.6)/(n24.32)^{-1} you should end up with 31.7 proof you can add n number of bottles of Everclear and use this equation to find the proof.

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    • 4 stars
      Simple serial dilution (C1*V1)/(C2*V2). C1 is your starting concentration and V1 is your starting volume. C2 is your final concentration and V2 is your final volume. If you want a 30% or 60 proof beverage from 95% or 190 proof, then (0.95*750)/(0.3*V2); (712.5)/(0.3V2); V2=1625ml or ~54oz. If you subtract your initial volume 750ml or ~25oz, then you need 875ml or ~29oz of juice. You would need 2 750ml bottle of 95% or 190 proof of diluting with 128oz of juice.

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  3. its better if you add 1 bottle 190 proof everclear and 1 bottle vanillia flavored vodka.I have seen these recipes for over 45 years. you have to put the everclear or moonshine if you have it, plus a flavored vodka watever flavor you are using.
    peach, cranberry, apricot, ECT. vodka comes in a lot of diffrent flavors. but you have to use the everclear or moonshine. or its not a moonshine drink. with just the vodka in it you have just a cocktail.

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