Moonshine is deeply rooted in Southern culture and has a very long history dating back to the 1800’s. This potent, crystal clear alcohol is made from corn meal, sugar, yeast, and water. It was often made illegally in the backwoods and still is today. There is even a show on TV about illegal moonshiners in the Appalachian area! Fortunately, there are now legal distilleries where moonshine is made with care, in licensed stills, and they continue to carry on the moonshine tradition, just in a safer way.
Litehouse makes a delicious Apple Cider, which is perfect for homemade apple pie moonshine. We don’t have many places we can buy moonshine in our area, so Everclear is an alternative. Everclear is another clear, grain alcohol, but bottled at 190 proof. 190 proof is a VERY high alcohol content, so like always, please drink responsibly! I purposefully bottled my apple pie moonshine in 8 oz. jelly jars rather than mason jars because no one needs a whole jug of moonshine!
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Moonshine
To make this “moonshine,” put all of the ingredients, except the alcohol, in the slow cooker on high for four hours. This allows all of the apple and cinnamon flavors to blend together and the sugars will help create almost light syrup.
When the four hours is finished, you can pour in the alcohol and either serve the cocktail directly from the slow cooker or bottle the moonshine in mason jars to give as gifts.
These jars of apple pie moonshine make great gifts for the holidays. Instead of bringing wine to a holiday party, this apple pie moonshine will be a conversation piece and trust me, everyone will want to try it!
We even have a pdf of printable labels for you to print out on card stock! Dressing these jelly jars up for gifting is so simple!
1. Print the labels on card stock.
2. Cut the labels out.
3. Poke a small hole in the top center of the label.
4. String ribbon through the hole.
5. Tie the label on to the lid.
Happy Holidays! Remember: drink responsibly!