Apple Pie Moonshine

apple pie moonshine

I’ve never had “real” moonshine, and I don’t have a distillery set up at my house, so I found some homemade recipes for moonshine, using pre-distilled booze, and mixed them up unto something delicious that reminds me of good ol’ American apple pie! I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends have!


  • 1 gallon of apple cider
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cups Everclear (Everclear is illegal in some states, like Washington State. Find a high proof, unflavored grain alcohol if you can’t get Everclear)
  • 2 cups vanilla vodka
  • bottles or jars


  • Mix cider, sugars, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to make sure the sugar dissolves. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Once mixture is cool, add in Everclear and vanilla vodka. Taste to make sure it has enough booze in it. If you want more fire, add another cup of Everclear! 🙂
  • Ladle (or if you want to feel authentic here, go ahead and siphon) your moonshine into bottles or legit redneck jars; add one clove and one cinnamon stick per jar and let sit at least a day before drinking to allow the flavors to meld. Don’t worry about processing the jars or bottles–there’s enough booze to kill any sort of cootie!
  • Drink with your friends. This would be a good beverage to serve while playing Cards Against Humanity!

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