This Apple Pie Moonshine is an easy recipe you can make at home. Serve it for special occasions or present it as gifts to friends and family. Either way, you’ll enjoy this delicious and flavorful recipe!

Yesterday I was delighted to share my Tips for Celebrating Friendsgiving. As promised, today I’m back with the recipe for Apple Pie Moonshine. Cheers!

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This recipe comes from my sister-in-law, Missy. She’s been making this moonshine for the past couple of years. I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought to share it with you sooner.

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It’s become tradition of sorts for us to have a sip during the holidays and on special occasions. It also makes a unique gift for friends, family, and neighbors, whatever the occasion.

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What is Moonshine?

If you’ve never had Apple Pie Moonshine, I must warn you that it’s as dangerous as it is delicious!

This moonshine is made from 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear), so it packs a punch. Given that it also tastes amazing, it’s best in moderation and should only be served by the shot. Please enjoy responsibly.

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How Do You Make Apple Pie Moonshine?

To make the moonshine, simmer apple cider, apple juice, sugar, and seasonal spices for an hour to blend all the flavors together. (While the juice is cooking, check out my Friendsgiving playlist here.)

Once cooled, add the alcohol. The Apple Pie Moonshine is ready to drink. It’s that simple. However, I recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator for about a month. The longer it sits, the better it gets.

Apple Pie Moonshine | inspiredbycharm.com

Apple Pie Moonshine | inspiredbycharm.com

Apple Pie Moonshine | inspiredbycharm.com

Now, if your state doesn’t sell 190 proof grain alcohol, you can substitute 150 proof or use more vodka.

Apple Pie Moonshine | inspiredbycharm.com

Apple Pie Moonshine | inspiredbycharm.com

Side note: For those wondering about my cute mason jar shot glasses and marble tray, you can find the shot glass here and the tray here. (affiliate links)

Apple Pie Moonshine | inspiredbycharm.com

No matter how you make it, this moonshine is a delicious treat in small doses and, and, as I said, it makes a special gift. Let me walk you through the recipe.

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Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe:

Apple Pie Moonshine

Makes about 10 quarts

Here's what you will need:
1 gallon apple cider
1 gallon apple juice
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
6 cinnamon sticks (plus more for garnish)
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 (750 ml) bottle grain alcohol, 190 proof
1 (750 ml) bottle vodka

In a large stock pot, combine the apple cider, apple juice, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and apple pie spice. Bring to almost a boil. Cover the pot with a lid and reduce heat. Simmer for one hour. Remove the pot from heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Once cool, remove the cinnamon sticks. Stir in the grain alcohol and vodka. Transfer the apple pie moonshine into sterilized quart jars or bottles and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

The Apple Pie Moonshine can be enjoyed immediately. However, for the best flavor, store it sealed in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks before drinking. Shake well before serving.

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Thank you so much for joining me for Friendsgiving! I hope you like this Apple Pie Moonshine recipe. Cheers, my friends!

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  • Beks at

    I might need to make these for stocking stuffers for my extended family. Where can I get those little mason jar mugs? Do they come with lids?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The mini mugs are linked above. They are technically shot glasses, so no lids.

      xo Michael

  • Jaclyn at

    Ive been making this same recipe for years and it’s always a huge hit. However, The last time I made it I decided to substitute Hot Damn instead of vodka. Best decision ever!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Love that idea, Jaclyn! I’ll have to give that a try.

      xo Michael

  • Nicole Kasprzyk at

    My mother-in-law makes this recipe and it is so delish! Thank you for sharing the link for those adorable shot glasses. I just ordered them and can’t wait to whip up a batch of this moonshine and serve it in these for a new Thanksgiving tradition!

  • Donna at

    I would love to try making this. I wonder if it would be okay to put it in wine bottles and cork them.

  • Peggy at

    Hi Michael. I made the Apple PIe Moonshine at Christmas to give to family members and it was a HUGE hit! I’m making another batch just to have on hand…. Can’t thank you (and Missy) enough. Happy New Year. I enjoy your blog.

  • Tara at

    Do you leave a cinnamon stick in the jar when you close them up? Looking forward to making this! Thank you!

  • Connie at

    Hi Michael,
    do you hot water bath the jars? if yes, how long is the shelf life? if you do this, do you strain before canning it? I want to make for gifts and gift baskets so I would like it done before hand.

    I have read to serve as a apple pie float with ice cream or whipped cream. have you tried it this way? sounds delicious!

    thank you,
    Connie

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I haven’t “canned” them. I usually just store mine in the freezer for up to a year. However, I assume canning would work just fine and keep shelf stable for a year too. There’s really nothing to strain other than the cinnamon stick, but I like to leave that in there.

      And no, I haven’t had it as an apple pie float, but that sounds amazing! I may have to make another batch. Thanks!

      xo Michael

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