Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6 -7 quarts
- 1 oz bottle cranberry juice - 64
- 1 oz bottle apple cider - 64
- 1 pound fresh cranberries - rinsed
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 - 7 cinnamon sticks
- 2 whole nutmeg seeds - smashed
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 1 ml bottle grain alcohol - 750, I used 190 proof Everclear
In a large pot, bring juice, cranberries, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks and cloves to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until all of the cranberries have popped.
Remove from stove and pour mixture through a sieve lined with cheesecloth into another large pot.
Reserve 20 or so of the burst cranberries and the cinnamon sticks.
Allow mixture to cool to room temperature then add the grain alcohol.
**CAUTION: Do not add alcohol near a flame or heat source. It is highly flammable. Make sure mixture is completely cooled before adding alcohol.
Add 2-3 burst cranberries and a cinnamon stick to each mason jar.
Ladle moonshine into clean mason jars, leaving a 1/2 inch head.
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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