It’s always hard to find gifts at Christmas- but this Apple Pie Moonshine is a great, delicious gift you can give to friends, neighbors, and anyone 21+ who likes delicious drinks. **This isn’t actual moonshine- distilling your own liquor is illegal in the US without proper licensing. We’re just going to flavor grain alcohol to take like an apple pie, moonshine-style.**
Besides being completely delicious, these are a super cute gift to give! You can give it to people in mason jars, and its much, much less expensive than buying bottles of wine or liquor. Just tie a cute ribbon around the jar and add a cute gift tag and you’re all set!
The directions are below, but I did want to point a few important notes out:
To start, you’ll need a big pot. We’re going to boil the ingredients (minus the liquor) together to concentrate the flavor and help them come together. Also, be sure your mason jars are sterile when you add the mixture. I just wash them in the dishwasher (and use the steam sterilize cycle) and open it just when I am ready to pour the mixture in. Grain alcohol is pretty strong so you shouldn’t have a big issue with contamination, but being safe is always best!
As with any alcoholic drink, please have a designated driver, and only serve those 21 and older. This is a VERY strong drink, and tastes delicious. It is SNEAKY!! Please drink in moderation and have a safe and happy holiday.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 gallon apple juice
- 3 cups white sugar
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 1 liter bottle of 190 proof grain alcohol (everclear)
- Add apple cider, apple juice and sugar to large pot, bring to a boil. Make sure sugar completely dissolves.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Add in grain alcohol, stir.
- Place cinnamon sticks in sterile mason jars.
- Pour mixture into jars and add lid.
- Let sit for a week or two- this only gets better the longer it sits.
If you love this recipe, check out my Cherry Pie Moonshine!