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Apple Pie Moonshine That Packs a Punch

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Christina Hitchcock


Apple Pie Moonshine That Packs a Punch



This easy Apple Pie Moonshine recipe is an incredibly delicious cocktail. It’s always the hit of the party and everyone goes crazy for this easy moonshine recipe.  Plus, you won’t believe how easy it is to make!

This recipe is crazy good!  It goes down very easy but really packs a punch.  It’s a really easy recipe that doesn’t require a moonshine still or any complicated steps.  This is really a flavored moonshine recipe. It uses grain alcohol that you purchase so it’s fairly simple to make.

Make sure, though, you make it a few weeks before you plan to drink it.  It needs time to sit and mellow out before you can enjoy it.

I usually make several batches at one time.  The hardest part is finding the grain alcohol.  I use an entire bottle of 190 proof Everclear for each batch, however, 190 proof grain alcohol can be hard to find.  Some states don’t sell it.  If you can’t find it, you can easily use a lower proof (151 proof grain alcohol is much easier to find) vodka or moonshine purchased from a liquor store.


This is truly the best Apple Pie Moonshine recipe you will ever try.   Remember to let it sit and mellow, though. If you try this moonshine too soon, it’s like drinking rocket fuel.  Or, at least I’m assuming that’s what rocket fuel would taste like.  I’ve never really tried it. This stuff is VERY potent, but oh, so good!



64 oz apple juice

64 oz apple cider

3 cups sugar

14 cinnamon sticks divided

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

750 ml 190 proof Everclear grain alcohol or the highest proof vodka you can find



Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 1 hour

Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

Bring the apple juice, cider, sugar, nutmeg, ground cinnamon and 8 cinnamon sticks to a boil.

Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

Add alcohol to mixture. **CAUTION: Do not add alcohol near a flame or heat source. It is highly flammable. Make sure mixture is completely cooled before adding alcohol.


Strain the cinnamon sticks out and pour into jars. Divide remaining 6 cinnamon sticks among jars.

Place lids on jars and allow to sit in a cool, dry place for 8 weeks before enjoying.


About the Author: Christina Hitchcock is the chief cook and bottle washer behind “It Is a Keeper”. She scours the internet, recipe boxes & cookbooks to bring you only the BEST recipes & products that earn her seal of approval.  It Is a Keeper is your source for quick, easy and simple recipes for busy families. Check her out at ItsaKeeper.com.



Expert Tips for Making Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe


-Use a very large stock pot.  Sometimes I even divide the ingredients between my two largest stock pots.


-You can use any size canning jars that you have to store this and since you aren’t going to do the entire canning process, just fill the jars and make sure they are tightly sealed.


-Before sealing the jars place a new cinnamon stick in each jar – don’t reuse the cinnamon sticks you strained out.


-Make sure you store the jars in a cool, dark place to mellow out for a few weeks before enjoying them.


-There may be some sediment from the cinnamon stick in the jar – simply strain it through cheesecloth.




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