Quick Apple Pie Moonshine a fun cocktail reminiscent of years past. This cocktail recipe, however, is made quickly and easily. It’s slightly sweet and full of apple and cinnamon.
Well, this is how my morning started. I ran. I made biscuits. I signed Ryder’s graded papers and I explained to Lincoln why Bruce Jenner now has breasts. I wasn’t ready for the last one!
And in other news, I regularly have to consult Urban Dictionary in order to communicate with my boys. I thought I was young and hip, well at least hip! Every day it’s either a new word, an old word that has changed meanings or there’s a new acronym. I can’t keep up!
On the bright side, some things never change and Apple Pie Moonshine is an old favorite. Just to be clear, this is not the old-fashioned distilled moonshine that you hide in the woods and ferment. Rather, my Apple Pie Moonshine is a quick and tasty ‘cocktail’ made with Everclear (yikes!!), apple juice and spices. However, it’s good. It’s real good.
Quick Apple Pie Moonshine
Usually this would be a toasty drink to stay warm during cold weather, but I had it recently at a crawfish boil and thought it went with them perfectly.
It’s easy to make and tastes just like apple pie. Brown sugar gives this drink a deep flavored sweetness and the cinnamon gives it that apple pie flavor. Don’t underestimate the cloves in this recipe, however. Cloves give it distinct spice that can’t otherwise be duplicated. Don’t leave them out!
- 750 ml 190 proof Everclear
- 1 cup Captain Morgan Rum
- 1 gallon good quality apple juice
- 2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tablespoon cloves
- In a large pot, heat juice, cloves and cinnamon sticks.
- Bring to a simmer, then add brown sugar and granulated sugar.
- Simmer and stir 10 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
- Allow to cool completely.
- Once mixture is room temperature, stir in Everclear and rum.
- Serve in mason jars with cinnamon stick in bottom of jar.
Please drink responsibly!
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