Apple Pie Moonshine


Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. The leaves change, there’s a crispness in the air, basics in line at Starbucks waiting for their pumpkin spice lattes; yes, fall truly is a magical time. What better way to celebrate these chilly equinoctial evenings than with some harvest-time hooch? May I humbly present to you apple pie moonshine – the Everclear-laced libation that will keep you warm as well as inebriated.

Don’t be scared by the Everclear aspect of this recipe. All of the sugars help make this beverage drinkable. Make sure you also allow the “apple pie” mix to cool to at least room temperature before adding the Everclear, this way you get the maximum buzz for your buck.



  • 1/2 gallon apple juice
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 liter of Everclear

1.  Boil the apple juice, apple cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a large pot.

2.  Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.

3.  Add 1/2 liter of Everclear to pot. Mix well.

4.  Serve warm or chilled.


-Recipe by Alec Weaver