Apple Pie

Sue and I have been experimenting producing Apple Pie “Moonshine”.

Well, it’s not real “moonshine” of course, but it’s one heck of a cocktail. We found some recipes on-line, and modified to our taste.

The recipe below is actually a combination of two we both enjoyed. Maybe you will too……

Apple Pie Moonshine

4 to 6 cinnamon sticks (vary with cinnamon flavor preference)

3 whole cloves (grind well before adding)

Small pinch of nutmeg (don’t over do it)

1/2 gallon of apple cider (we used Zeiglers Apple Old Fashioned Cider)

1/2 gallon of apple juice (we used MOTTS 100% Natural Juice, no sugar added)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 1/2 – 3 cups vanilla vodka (Smirnoff Vanilla)

2 1/2 – 3 cups high proof grain alcohol, like Everclear

Vary the amount of alcohol to your preference


Step 1: To make this apple pie recipe, begin by mixing the first seven ingredients in a large stainless steel stock pot (5.5 quarts or larger) and bring to a boil, while stirring the mixture often.

Step 2: Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, and stir often.

Step 3: Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

Step 4: Once completely cooled add the liquors and stir well. Caution, never add alcohol near an open flame.

Step 5: When you’re ready to bottle, stir again, pour into bottles using cheese cloth as a filter and seal tightly.

Step 6: Refrigerate for a day or two, as this Apple Pie mellows with time.

Step 7: Serve the Apple Pie COLD….

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