Apple Pie Moonshine {Guest Post}

An easy recipe for homemade apple pie moonshine. A strong and flavorful seasonal drink.

GUEST POST: by Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe by Wanna Be A Country Cleaver on bakedbyrachel.com

Hi guys, I’m Megan of Country Cleaver and welcome to Megan’s Backwoods Variety Hour!! Today we’re talking all things backwoods! And we’re starting the day off with Moonshine! Yeehaw!!

Okay, sorry. I’ll tone the Cleetus the Slackjawed Yokel thing down a notch. But for serious – moonshine. Apple Pie ‘Shine, to be precise. And I love this stuff. I shouldn’t, but I do. And when you come from the Apple State of Washington, sipping your first Apple Pie Shine is like a right of passage. Or just a college experience that you probably should regret, but man oh man was it sure a lot of fun!

Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe by Wanna Be A Country Cleaver on bakedbyrachel.com

My first Apple Pie experience was in college where some of my back woods, axe swinging, lumber jacking, flannel wearing friends and I sipped the sweet fall nectar after an epic football win. And then we sipped some more, and sips became gulps. I asked my moonshine making friend for his secret and he intrusted me with this very delicate secret. But since I’m a giant blabber mouth, I’ll spill the beans to you. Shhhh.

Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe by Wanna Be A Country Cleaver on bakedbyrachel.com

Apple Pie is really simple once you get your mitts on some EverClear or some straight from the still moonshine. At 100+ proof you have to water this stuff down, but don’t worry – it still packs a wallop with apple cider, a little extra sugar to make it super sweet, a couple of cinnamon sticks in it for good measure and the secret ingredient – Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum.

The hardest part is letting it sit for two weeks to marinate in itself!! And these tricks you can use for making other types of flavored moon shine! There are commercial varieties out there for sale now – but I am still partial to making my own Apple Pie. Somehow it just tastes better when the moonshine you are using came from some construction worker from your job site that made sure that you and all of your coworkers got a 20 recycled Sprite bottle of the stuff during the holidays…  So kind.

Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe by Wanna Be A Country Cleaver on bakedbyrachel.com

But I too have one secret for you – and no it’s not the Captain Morgan’s. Like a fine wine that has the perfect glass to make the wine bloom – Moonshine gets sipped straight from the jar. It’s just how it’s done.

Shine on, friends. Shine on.


Apple Pie Moonshine

An easy recipe for homemade apple pie moonshine. A strong and flavorful seasonal drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Quart Jars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon Apple Cider
  • 1/2 gallon Apple Juice
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 750 ml bottle of EverClear or Grain Alcohol
  • 1 1/2 C Rum
  • 4-8 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2-3 Quart Sized Mason Jars with lids

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients, except for the alcohol, to a large stock pot and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat and let cool to room temperature. Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the alcohol. Pour into clean mason jars and add in 1-2 cinnamon sticks per jar. I add two into quart size mason jars. Seal and place in the fridge or cool, dark room.
  • It's best to let it set for about two weeks.

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If there was ever the perfect adult seasonal drink, this is it! I can only begin to imagine how amazing it tastes. And I love how easy it is to whip up. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe Megan! -Rachel

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