Sip on the tastes of fall with this Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe. It’s everything you love about the fall season, in one drink. It’s sweet with a hint of cinnamon spice and goes down smoothly. This recipe makes a large batch, so it’s great for a party or to give away as a gift. We put the extra in mason jars and wrap it with a bow. Everyone loves the taste of the homemade moonshine and expects us to make it every year now.
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Why We Love Moonshine In The South
I can’t take the credit for this delicious drink recipe. My Husband is a moonshine connoisseur and grew up in the south. There’s a rich history of moonshine running in the south and it’s almost like part of our culture in the south. After all, it’s what inspired the start of NASCAR too. You can find moonshine cocktails in many southern restaurants as well.
Every fall, after apple picking, he’s in the kitchen making a big batch of this Apple Pie Moonshine recipe. We pass some out to the neighbors, as gifts, and keep a jars for ourselves. He makes the ‘shine and I just wrap the bow around it.
If you want to pair it, as a cocktail alongside a meal, I like the idea of serving it with a fall pork roast. Or if you’d like to serve it as a dessert, pair it with traditional campfire s’mores.
How To Make This Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine
Add all ingredients excluding the alcohol in a large pot; bring to a boil. The more cinnamon sticks you add, the spicier it will be. Cover pot and simmer for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool.
Stir in grain alcohol components into the mix and strain cinnamon sticks. Pour into 12oz mason jars and tightly secure the lids. Mellow in the refrigerator until cool. The moonshine will last up to six months, sealed, in the refrigerator.
- 1 gallon apple juice
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 pinch mulling spice
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear)
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle vanilla vodka
- Add all ingredients excluding the alcohol in a large pot; bring to a boil.
- Cover pot and simmer for about 45 minutes.
- Allow to cool.
- Stir in grain alcohol components into the mix strain cinnamon sticks.
- Let it cool in the refrigerator.
Add a bow to make it a gift. Store in the refrigerator for up to six months.
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Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 6mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g