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Want a new holiday beverage? Moonshine at home

December 21, 2015
Posted at 8:13 pm

Ok, this is not real moonshine, but if you have real moonshine, this will make it less paint-peeler and more palatable.

Seriously, this stuff rocks.


½ gallon (64 oz.) Welchs White Grape Peach Juice
1 ½ cups White Sugar
1 can Sliced Peaches (15-16 oz.)
3 Cinnamon Sticks
½ cup ( 4oz.) Peach Schnapps

Bring this to a boil, then let it simmer covered for about an hour. Let it cool down to room temperature then add the following:

1 1/2 cup (8-9 oz.) 190 proof Grain Alcohol, Everclear, Graves, etc.----I use Everclear only)
½ cup (4 oz.) Peach Schnapps

Pour into Mason Jars, and store in cool dark place. How you package is entirely up to you. I personally enjoy the peaches so I place them, as well as a cinnamon stick in each jar.

If you can get your hands on real Moonshine instead of Everclear, the recipe is the same. And you can add more Everclear to make it stronger if you want.


16 oz. Apple Cider
16 oz. Apple Juice
2 Tablespoons Sugar (I prefer the raw sugar vs. white sugar for the flavor but you can use either)
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Cinnamon Sticks
8 oz. Everclear/grain alcohol
3 oz. Buttershots (Butterscotch Schnapps)
1 1/2 oz. Hot Damn (Cinnamon Schnapps, available in 30 or 110 proof)
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1. Put the Apple Cider, Apple Juice, Sugar and Cinnamon Sticks in a pot and bring to a boil.
2. Lower heat and let simmer until the cinnamon sticks start to open up.
3. Remove from heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
4. Stir in your alcohol and vanilla extract. Start with the above amounts of alcohol and adjust to taste and preference.
5. Bottle and enjoy.