Saturday, August 5, 2017

Cherry Pie Moonshine Mk III


1 gallon Cherry Cider
1/2 gallon Tart Cherry Juice
1/2 gallon Real Cherry Juice
2 cups Granulated Sugar
2 cups Light Brown Sugar
5 cups Lime Juice
1000ml (1-1/4 bottles) 190-Proof Grain Alcohol (I use Everclear)

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! However, I served this batch cold over ice with a sprig of mint.

If you can't find Tart Cherry Juice, you can substitute Real Cherry Juice. I found all three varieties of Cherry juice/cider at Trader Joes.

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