My friends and I are all about flavored moonshines lately. No, these aren't traditional moonshine- we're not distilling our own alcohol (that is totes illegal, btw...) but this recipe for Peach Pie Moonshine uses everclear to make a strong, delicious and perfectly sweet drink that is great for sipping on it's own, with iced tea, with Sprite... it's so good!
We also really like to give these as gifts. Since they taste better after letting the moonshine flavors to develop, you can keep on hand for birthdays, anniversaries, and hostess gifts for our friends who drink. While is is more expensive to make one batch than a bottle of wine, this will make over 12 jars, so individual jars are far less expensive- and so cute as gifts! Wrap a pretty ribbon around the moonshine and include a little gift tag suggesting drink ideas, add to a bottle bag, or place in a gift basket.
If you haven't seen my Apple Pie and Cherry Pie Moonshines, be sure to click the images below to check out the recipes!
Um... so delicious!
I've heard from a few readers that Everclear isn't available in some states (PA is the one I hear the most.) For a workaround, I'd suggest vodka. It won't be as strong, so you could take out 1/2 of the bottles of juice, or enjoy it as a bit calmer version.
In case you haven't had everclear before- IT IS STRONG. This is a drink to enjoy in moderation for people 21+. Since it is so sweet, it is easy to over consume. Don't drive after drinking this moonshine.
Also, the peaches in the jar will soak up a lot of alcohol, and wont taste that great. Count a peach as 1-2 ounces of alcohol- a it's a great rule I wish someone had told me when I was a freshman in college 🙂
- 2 6 lb cans of sliced peaches in heavy syrup, do not drain
- 2 64 oz bottles white grape peach juice
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 750 ml bottle everclear
- Add all ingredients but everclear into a large stockpot.
- Bring to a boil and stir often for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover, and let cool completely.
- Add everclear.
- Pour into mason jars (I like to keep the peaches in- it gives more flavor and sweetness without additional sugar in the recipe.) Since it can be hard to pour peaches into a jar without spilling liquid everywhere, I usually fill only 3/4 of the jar full and spoon the peaches in after.
- Store in a cool, dark place for over 2 weeks to continue to develop flavor.
- DRINK IN MODERATION- THIS IS A VERY POTENT DRINK. Mixing with tonic, soda, lemonade is delicious and helps to not overserve.