DIY Apple Pie Moonshine//Homemade Christmas 11

DIY Apple Pie Moonshine//Homemade Christmas 11


As promised, today's homemade tutorial will be quite delicious. Unfortunately, it is only intended for those 21 years or older. So younger readers, please don't try this at home...

Today we will be making homemade Apple Pie Moonshine. I would love to take credit for this tasty creation, but this sumptuous drink was made by Courtney of Sweet C's Designs.  And she did a fantastic job. So fantastic that by the time I finished reading her tutorial, I was literally salivating at the mouth. Not pretty, I know, but so very true.

As you all may recall, Mr. A and I visited Gatlinburg this past Memorial Day, where we had our first encounter with Apple Pie Moonshine. And let me tell you, it was love at first sip. I've never been the hard liquor type, but this drink has made me rethink a few things.

This is the most expensive tutorial I will do for you, however, you can get about 10 gifts out of these ingredients, so it balances out. All together I spend almost $25.00, however I already had some supplies, so if you don't already have some of the supplies it will cost you a few dollars more. I will caution that one of the ingredients is especially difficult to get a hold of depending on which state you live in. Unfortunately, North Carolina does not sell Everclear. Fortunately, we live less than 15 minutes away from South Carolina, which clearly has no qualms about selling it.

For this recipe, you will need:

1 750 ml bottle of Everclear - $15.99
1/2 Gallon of Apple Cider- $3.00
1/2 Gallon of Apple Juice- $3.00
3/4 Cups of Brown Sugar $0.99
3/4 Cups of Granulated Sugar- $0.99
4-8 Cinnamon sticks $4.00
4-8 Mason Jars (which ever sizes you would like, just make sure you have enough)- $12.00


Like most of my other tutorial, this will be super simple to make.

  1. First, clean your mason jars. I boiled mine just to ensure they were germ free.  
  2. Next, add the apple cider, apple juice, brown sugar and granulated sugar to a pot and bring to a boil. Make sure all the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pot from the stove and bring the mixture to room temperature. 
  3. Once the mixture is cooled completely, add in the Everclear and stir. Add the cinnamon sticks to the mason jars, and then pour the mixture into the jars. 
  4. Add those nifty little labels I showed you guys how to make yesterday, and allow the Moonshine to sit for 1-2 weeks before consumption. Enjoy.
Now, I would be remiss if I didn't warn you about Everclear. Everclear is extremely strong. Seriously guys. There is a reason the state of North Carolina prohibits the sell of Everclear. Be careful when indulging in this tasty beverage. It taste so yummy you're going to want to drink it like it's sweet tea. It is not. Drink and gift responsibly.

Be sure to stop by for the FINAL day of the 12 Days of Homemade Christmas tomorrow. Merry Christmas from our home to yours!




12 comments :

  1. My Dad would love this!!! Everclear puts you down though, LOL!! This is a nice alternative to eggnog, which I am not a fan of.

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    1. I made a jar for my dad! This is the perfect gift for him and all the other guys in my life. I ended up with 9 bottles and still have some left over that I have to jar. Seriously, a crazy easy gift that people will actually enjoy!

      I'm planning on making caramel for the ladies :)

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  2. I'm soooo glad you posted this!!! :)

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    1. Happy to help! If you decide to give it a go, be sure to swing back by and let me know how it tastes. I snuck a sip last night and it was delish :)

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  3. Everclear must be pretty strong for it to be banned, lol! I'm so not a liquor drinker. My sister and friends always laugh at me when the drinks come out, because I'll sip it and leave the rest for the heavy drinkers lol!

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    1. Everclear is VERY strong. But this drink was so yummy I just couldn't resist! Thanks for reading :)

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  4. Woooo Everclear brings back bad memories lol but I def wan't to try this! May have to take a quick trip to the border.

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    1. LOL, it will be worth it. Trust me. I'm making another batch this weekend.

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  5. I've actually had the pleasure of tasting this, my husband and his buddies used to make it quite often and a group of our friends serve it traditionally at their Christmas party every year. It's dangerous stuff! Luckily, hubby gave up alcohol so it's not a fixture at our house anymore. Thanks for joining #LOBS!

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    1. It's just too yummy to resist! Love this stuff.

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  6. This sounds terrific as I love sweet things, but I am such a lightweight when it comes to alcohol. My husband describes me like this: Sip—giggle—sleep. :-)

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    1. I'm super lightweight as well, so I sort of doctored the second batch and used a little less alcohol than the recipe called for. Tasted absolutely splendid. You should definitely play around with it a bit and find out what works best for you.

      Thanks for reading!

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