With just some apple cider, apple juice, spices and booze, you can whip up a batch of this fall-flavored drink.
Apple pie in a Mason jar? Yes please.
Oh ... it has booze too? Sign me up!!
Seriously, this “moonshine” is amazing. (Don’t worry; it’s not real moonshine, so you aren’t doing anything illegal.)
All you need to do is combine apple juice, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, cloves, brown sugar and white sugar in a stock pot. Bring almost to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer for at least an hour. Allow mixture to cool completely and remove cinnamon sticks and cloves. Pour in 1 bottle of 100 or 150 proof alcohol (such as vodka or Everclear). If not using right away, store in the refrigerator.
This moonshine would make a great gift. Simply pour into sterilized mason jars and seal.
Of course, it may not last that long! Enjoy it hot or cold… garnish with a cinnamon stick and apple slice.
It’s autumn in a jar!
Jaymee Sire is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor by day and food blogger by night. (Or sometimes vice-versa depending on the sports schedule.) You can check out more of Jaymee’s delicious creations on her alphabet-themed food blog, e is for eat.