2cupsbrown sugarI use sucanat, raw sugar, or sucanat
6cinnamon sticksplus 8-16 more for the jars
1/4of a whole nutmegdon't grate this, just use the chunk of nutmeg!
1whole bottle Everclear Pure Grain Alcohol750ml, *See Notes
4-8vanilla beanscut in half, Optional, but tasty
6-8quartjars OR 12-16 pint jars or a combination thereofsterilized, with new 2-piece lids
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.
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.
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.