And now for the recipe you’ve been waiting for….
Apple Pie Moonshine
20 cinnamon sticks
1 gal. apple juice
4 ½ L. apple cider (unsweetened)
4 c. brown sugar
1 sm. bottle vanilla extract
1 T. nutmeg
1 ½ L. Everclear (190 proof)
12 Mason jars
Wrap about 8 cinnamon sticks in a piece of cheese cloth and tie the ends together to make a packet. In a large pot, mix packet and all other ingredients (except the Everclear) and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Once completely cooled, stir in the Everclear. Add one cinnamon stick to each Mason jar. Pour moonshine into mason jars and hand tighten the lids. Let the jars sit in a cool place for about two weeks for best results. The shelf life is one year. Serve cold.
This recipe was given to me by a friend/coworker we call “Cuz”. Thanks, Cuz!!