How to Make the Perfect and Best Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine You’ve Ever Had

How to Make the Perfect and Best Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine

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Moonshine is probably one of the most misunderstood of all the spirits. “Real” moonshine is traditionally made from corn and other grains where the starches are turned into fermentable sugar and yeast.

Known by a variety of names such as white lightnin’, corn liquor, moonshine, shine, and mountain dew over the years, it’s essentially an un-aged whisky. It was legalized in 2009 and since then, distilleries have popped up all over the place where this delectable drink has found its way into blending with a variety of fruit flavors, such as our apple pie moonshine recipe below.

Before we get into this recipe, I feel I need to set the record straight. This is not actual moonshine made famous by the cooks of white lightning, tub thumper, corn squeezin’, or whatever you want to call the real thing.

What it is though, is a high proof mix of autumn time deliciousness. This apple pie moonshine alternative is sure to please anyone of legal age to enjoy a taste. Be careful though, this recipe makes a very smooth drink that tastes just like liquid apple pie. You have been warned.

Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

  • 1 750ml bottle of 190 proof Everclear – If you can’t get Everclear in your state, high proof vodka can work also.
  • About 1 cup of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum – Two cups tastes pretty good also… just saying.
  • 1 Gallon Apple Cider
  • 1 Quart Apple Juice
  • 3 Cups of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup of White Sugar
  • 10 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Large Stock Pot
  • 6 Mason Jars (Quart-sized)

This recipe comes together very quickly. Simply combine the cinnamon sticks, apple cider, and apple juice in the large stock pot. Bring it all to a mild simmer and add in the sugars.

Continue to stir slowly for about five to ten minutes until all the sugar is dissolved. At that point, turn the heat off and allow the apple cider mixture to cool down to room temperature.

Allow it several hours to reach a lower temperature. If you add in the alcohol too soon, the higher temperature will evaporate some of the alcohol content.

Once the mixture is at room temperature, stir in the 1/5 of Everclear and one to two cups of rum.

At that point, you are ready to jar the apple pie moonshine in the mason jars. Don’t be afraid to put a cinnamon stick in the jars either.


Source: Instructables

As the apple pie moonshine ages, the cinnamon and sugar blends out the alcohol taste to an almost undetectable level. Again…YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Via: Wide Open Spaces

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