Apple Pie Moonshine at

Apple Pie and Apple Pie A La Mode

Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 1/2 gallon apple cider NOT the pre-spiced variety
  • 1/2 gallon unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 cups brown sugar I use sucanat, raw sugar, or sucanat
  • 6 cinnamon sticks plus 8-16 more for the jars
  • 1/4 of a whole nutmeg don't grate this, just use the chunk of nutmeg!
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 whole bottle Everclear Pure Grain Alcohol 750ml, *See Notes
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 4-8 vanilla beans cut in half, Optional, but tasty
  • 6-8 quart jars OR 12-16 pint jars or a combination thereof sterilized, with new 2-piece lids


  1. Bring the apple cider, apple juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg piece, and whole cloves to a boil. Shut the heat off, cover the pot, and let it cool down completely. When it is absolutely cool, stir in the Everclear and vodka.
  2. Pour the Apple Pie Moonshine into the clean jars and add 1 cinnamon stick and 1/2 of a vanilla bean to each jar whether it's quart or pint sized . If you'd prefer to have it plain vs. a la mode, omit the vanilla bean.
  3. This is best if allowed to mellow for at least a week, and sublime if allowed to mellow for two weeks before serving. Serve at any temperature, but we like it best well chilled or warmed like a toddy.