Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

Today's moonshine market makes homemade apple pie moonshine better than ever. This fun recipe offers inspiration for finding your ideal blend of flavors.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium saucepan, bring the apple cider to a slow boil. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved.
  3. Step 3

    Add 2 cinnamon sticks and all of the other spices, stirring to combine the ground spices. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat. Keep covered and let steep until completely cool, about 1 hour.
  4. Step 4

    Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl and strain all of the spices out of the apple cider.
  5. Step 5

    In a 1-quart jar (or larger), combine 2 1/2 cups of the moonshine, 1 cup of the spiced apple cider, and vanilla extract . Mix well, taste, and add more moonshine and cider as needed; the flavor will mellow as it rests, so mix it a little strong.
  6. Step 6

    Add 1 cinnamon stick to the jar, tighten the lid, and shake vigorously. Store in a cool, dark place for one week, shaking it once a day, before drinking.
  7. Step 7

    Serve as is or over ice or in a heated glass, garnishing with a cinnamon stick. It also works well in cocktails. Enjoy.