What Is a Good Apple Moonshine Recipe?

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A simple and delicious recipe for apple pie moonshine is to combine 1 gallon of apple juice, 1 gallon of apple cider, 3 cups of white sugar and 8 cinnamon sticks in a stock pot and bring it to a boil. Take the mixture off of the heat and allow it to cool before adding in a 1 liter bottle of 190-proof moonshine. Ladle the liquid in canning jars and let the alcoholic mixture to rest before serving.

An alternative recipe for apple pie moonshine is to combine 1/2 gallon of apple cider, 1/2 gallon of apple juice, 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 whole clove, 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar in a pot and bring it to a boil. Take off the heat and allow cooling completely before adding 3 cups of moonshine or grain alcohol and 2 cups of vanilla vodka. Place the mixture in jars and serve after the concoction settles and the flavors marry.

While these recipes are flavorful, it is necessary to enjoy them slowly and responsibly because moonshine contains a high amount of alcohol per serving. Moonshine is 190-proof, the strongest concentration of alcohol found in liquor. This means that a 1 ounce shot of moonshine is equal to two shots of any other liquor.