DIY Apple Pie Moonshine Alá Mode

Some of our staff made this 100% legal apple pie moonshine as Christmas gifts this past year … it is so tasty and popular that I wanted to share the whole process with all of you.

This recipe tastes just like a slice of Mom’s Apple Pie

It’s so easy to make and doesn’t require very many ingredients — aha! just the kind of DIY project I like best! :)

Apple Pie Moonshine SuppliesGather up your ingredients:
1 gallon Apple Cider
1 gallon Apple Juice
1.5 cups White Sugar
1.5 cups Brown Sugar
Cinnamon Sticks
3 cups Everclear Grain Alcohol
2 cups Vanilla Vodka

(Recipe makes 8-9 quarts)

Additional items needed:
Plastic funnel
9 Quart Canning Jars or equivalent
Personalized Moonshine Stickers (from RightOnTheWalls, of course!)
Decorative Accents
Gift Bags

Cook Apple Pie MoonshinePour apple juice and apple cider into a large boiling or soup-making pot, then stir both white and brown sugars and 8 cinnamon sticks in. Keep on low heat to simmer.

Mmmm … the simmering part is my favorite step! Breathe deeply: your whole house will smell just like fresh-baked Apple Pie!  nom nom nom

Stir frequently. Remove from heat after 30 minutes and let the mixture cool completely.

Canning Jars for MoonshineAdd a single cinnamon stick to each quart jar or container. (We chose to use glass canning jars to look more “moonshine-like”, but of course you can re-use wine bottles or any container you’ve got on hand.)

When your apple pie moonshine mixture is cool to the touch, add Everclear Grain Alcohol and Vanilla Vodka. Stir.

Your Apple Pie Moonshine Just Needs the Finishing Touches

Moonshine Pie Mix with FunnelPour the Apple Pie Moonshine Into Your Containers

Just a word of warning: this mixture is S-T-I-C-K-Y. Trust me, I learned the hard way to use a funnel to do the pouring!

Custom Moonshine LabelsThen we created some snazzy unique personalized stickers to top off our jars. Our design team at Right On The Walls can create custom stickers for your project too! Just email me your project needs.

Holiday Moonshine WrappingBurlap sack covers? Raffia ribbon? Yes, please! The perfect way to wrap and decorate our apple pie moonshine jars! (Be creative and use what you have on hand …)

Be sure to keep your apple pie moonshine in a cool, dark and dry place — you can refrigerate it if you don’t have a spot that’s quite cool enough.

We found the Apple Pie Moonshine tastes better with age! At 2 weeks it was yummy … but at 4 weeks it was amazingly scrumptious! So plan to make your moonshine a few weeks ahead of any big holiday or event for optimum flavor.

Apple Pie Moonshine RecipeWe added larger matching Right On The Walls-designed stickers to the outside of a brown kraft paper gift bag — and then hand-delivered the moonshine as gifts. What a HUGE hit! Friends and relatives have been begging for more ever since.

Well, we finally broke down and gave up the “secret recipe!” Enjoy!  :D

Please drink responsibly. NEVER drink and drive.
This post is intended for ages 21+ only.

Wallter Smith, Decal Designer


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