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
- First, clean your mason jars. I boiled mine just to ensure they were germ free.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Be sure to stop by for the FINAL day of the 12 Days of Homemade Christmas tomorrow. Merry Christmas from our home to yours!