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A glass of Apple Pie Moonshine with cinnamon stick

Apple Pie Moonshine

Spice up the holidays with apple pie moonshine, the fiery beverage of outlaws domesticated by a touch of grandma’s apple pie. A unique gift for adult pals.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Pie Moonshine, Moonshine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 16 Ounce Jars
Calories 1545kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 Gallon Apple Juice
  • 1 Gallon Spiced Apple Cider
  • 2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 18 Cinnamon Sticks, Divided
  • 2 Liters 190 Proof Everclear, or grain alcohol
  • 1 1/2 Cups Vodka


  • In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and 12 cinnamon sticks. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugars are dissolved.
  • Cover the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour. Remove pot from heat and cool completely.
  • Stir Everclear and vodka into cooled syrup and remove cinnamon sticks.
  • Pour Moonshine into 12, 16 ounce clean jars, add a fresh new cinnamon stick to each jar, screw the tops on (you're not going to process the jars for canning, you're just using the tops to cover the jars) and store in the fridge. 
  • The moonshine is ready to drink immediately but the taste will improve significantly as the moonshine has a chance to sit and mellow for 2 weeks.


Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 1545kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 113g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1.5mg