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Cinnamon Apple Moonshine

Warm-up your insides with Cinnamon Apple Moonshine, an apple cinnamon alcoholic beverage that is perfect for cold winter nights.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Moonshine, Cinnamon Moonshine, Moonshine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cool 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 quart jars
Calories 387 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 1 gallon apple juice
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 3 cups (600g) brown sugar
  • 5 teaspoons McCormick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 liter Everclear 190 proof (or 151 proof grain alcohol)
  • 1 liter vodka


  1. In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and apple pie spice.

  2. Heat a low rolling boil, and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.

  3. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  4. Stir in everclear and vodka.

  5. Pour into glass bottles and chill until ready to serve. This is a BIG recipe, so make sure you have fridge space to store. See above for how to can this recipe. (Canning can be stored at room temperature.)

  6. Can be served hot or cold. (We much prefer cold!)

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