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Easy Apple Pie Moonshine
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5 from 13 votes

Apple Pie Moonshine

Make your own flavored moonshine with this easy and delicious Apple Pie Moonshine recipe. I call it a party in a jar! Makes a perfect hostess/host or food gift!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe, Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe, How To Make Flavored Moonshine
Servings: 2 oz
Calories: 287kcal


  • 64 oz / 8 cups of apple cider
  • 64 oz / 8 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • A few dashes of nutmeg
  • A few dashes of cinnamon
  • 6 whole cinnamon sticks snapped in half
  • Optional: 2 Honeycrisp apples cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 750 ml bottle Everclear 80 to 151 proof...just depends on how strong you like it or grain alcohol (start by using half the bottle and go from there)


  • Combine the cider, juice, sugars and apple chunks if using and bring to a vigorous boil, sprinkle in the spices and continue to boil for 10 more minutes, reducing it a bit
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and cool completely.
  • Once the mixture is at room temperature, mash up the apples with a potato masher (if you put them in) and then strain the moonshine. Add in the Everclear, stir.
  • Often I can't tell how strong it is until its been chilled. Feel free to add extra Everclear in at any point, OR if you feel its to strong extra cider.
  • I usually place a fresh cinnamon stick in each container.
  • This will yield 4-5 quart sized mason jars full.
  • Store the moonshine in a cold garage or refrigerator.
  • Give it a quick shake before pouring.
  • I like to put this in my freezer an hor or so before serving or taking somewhere.
  • I serve it as shots in smapp shooter cups.


Colleen's Notes: You can easily half the recipe.
Adding in the spice is not necessary, especially if you buy a well-flavored apple cider. I like the added kick from the spices. Your call. Keeps well in the fridge 4 weeks or more (depends on how fresh your cider was). I like to place it in the freezer about an hour before drinking. It will freeze up a bit, but I love the icy bits,
You can certainly make this stronger, just add in another half-bottle (or less) of Everclear, or make it weaker by adding some extra cider. Play with it to get the bite/flavor you desire. I wanted it to taste less like pure alcohol, so this is the recipe I stick with. Plus this way - no one is fallin' on the floor!! Lol!


Serving: 40g | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg