Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Apple Pie Moonshine

You may have heard of this as it seems to becoming more popular around my area. I started making flavored "moonshine"!

This stuff in amazingly tasty! I can hardly make it fast enough. It is fairly inexpensive. One batch makes about 2-1/4 gallons (8.3 liters) and costs about $35.


APPLE PIE MOONSHINE

Ingredients:
1 gallon Apple Cider
1 gallon Apple Juice
1-½ cup Granulated Sugar
1-½ cup Light Brown Sugar
4 packets Spiced Apple mix (I use Alpine)
9 whole Cinnamon Sticks
4 whole cloves
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
1000ml (1-1/4 bottles) 190-Proof Grain Alcohol (I use Everclear)

Preparations:
Combine all ingredients (except for the alcohol) in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.

Remove the pot from heat and let cool to room temperature. Remove the cloves, then add in the alcohol.

Immediately transfer to sterile mason jars (I use 9 1-quart jars). I also put one cinnamon stick in each jar.

The concoction is ready for consumption, warm or cold! I store them in my beer fridge, but they will keep just fine in a cool dark place.

I estimate the final alcohol content to be about 40 proof.


CARAMEL APPLE MOONSHINE

Ingredients:
1 gallon Apple Cider
1 gallon Apple Juice
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
8 oz Caramel Syrup (I use Torani)
4 packets Spiced Apple mix (I use Alpine)
9 whole Cinnamon Sticks
4 whole cloves
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
1000ml (1-1/4 bottles) 190-Proof Grain Alcohol (I use Everclear)

Preparations:
As above