Apple Pie Liquer/Apple Moonshine

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No kidding, it’s a wonderful drink to offer guests as they arrive. I like to heat it up and serve with a thin apple slice on top. Of course, it can always be used as a “potion” but don’t overdo! This makes a unique gift from the kitchen, as well.

I used organic juice and cider but whatever you have on hand is fine.  Everclear is potent liquor and my brand is made from corn, with a proof of 151! That’s why you don’t need much of it. Everclear lasts forever in the pantry. The liqueur is delicious warm or chilled.

Ingredients

4 cups apple juice

4 cups apple cider

1/2 cup sugar

4 cinnamon sticks, 2” or so each, pounded

3/4 cup Everclear liquor

Instructions

Bring apple juice, cider, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a gentle boil and cook about 5-10 minutes to allow cinnamon flavor to infuse. Let cool.  Strain.  Add Everclear and stir.  Keep in refrigerator. Serve warm in mugs with cinnamon stick or apple slice.

Tip:

Recipe can be divided in half, or doubled.

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