Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine
Looking for that perfect drink to serve up this holiday season? Or maybe a gift for that person who has everything? This Instant Pot apple pie moonshine will warm you up from the inside out, with a nice smooth flavor of apple pie. This sweet and boozed up moonshine will be the talk of any party or holiday gathering you take part in this fall.
Now, before we get started, this isn’t moonshine like in the olden days. If you watch Moonshiners on television, you are not going to go through the process they do of making mash, finding a good water source, and so on. This is a modern take to moonshine made in your Instant Pot! You will create the apple pie base, and then once it has completely cooled then add in your alcohol portion to give it that moonshine flavor!
The Best Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe
Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine is my very first time having moonshine. I must admit I was a little scared at first. I am not the world’s biggest drinker and more often than not it is because I do not like the taste of it. I have nothing against feeling a little tipsy but can not get past the taste of the alcohol. Since I realize that most adults love a little cocktail every now and then I decided to make this Apple Pie Moonshine give out as gifts this holiday season. I picked Apple Pie Moonshine because how bad can anything be with apple pie in its name.
I searched high and low and did as much research as I could about moonshine. Since we are working with Everclear (grain alcohol) you have to be safe. You NEVER want to heat Everclear. Please NEVER heat the Everclear. Add the alcohol portion of this recipe after the moonshine has completely cooled.
Is Everclear Moonshine
So to make a legal moonshine, Everclear is the choice of alcohol! Here is why. Real moonshine has around 180-190 pro0f, that that is around 85-95% pure alcohol depending on the batch. To be legal, Everclear has to be your alcohol, which can range anywhere from 150-190 proof. You will end up with a similar taste at the end of it.
How Long Will Apple Pie Moonshine Last
Since this is my first batch of moonshine (definitely will not be my last) I decided to turn to google for some advice on how to store our moonshine and how long can we expect it to last. Generally, they will last two years unopened and about six months after opening. They will generally last longer if you store them in the fridge after opening as well.
Is Moonshine Dangerous
Here is the thing with my moonshine recipe, when you follow the instructions it is safe. You never want to pour Everclear into hot liquids, so you HAVE to allow your ingredients to cool completely before you put your alcohol into the mix. My Instant Pot moonshine is totally safe if you follow the directions properly.
Give Apple Pie Moonshine As A Gift This Holiday Season
If you know someone who loves to sip on the harder drinks, consider grabbing a mason jar and pouring them some, and top with a bow. You can even get cute labels to decorate to show it is a gift. I know quite a few people in my life, that have everything, so a good old container of moonshine would be a nice gift option. You could even pair it with some nice mugs or glasses for them to pour it into.
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Why Use The Instant Pot For Homemade Apple Pie Moonshine
The beauty of the Instant Pot is it seals up nice and tight. So when I am making the flavoring of the apple pie moonshine, it really locks in all the flavors from the ingredients cooking. This gives it that really rich and bold flavor like it simmered for days on low. When you go to mix it with the alcohol once it has cooled, you get that bold moonshine taste with a smooth apple pie taste. I just find the Instant Pot really speeds up the cooking process and makes it so much easier on me.
If you are looking for a different and unique drink, this is it! Let me know how you like it.
- 10-12 Pint Mason Jars (sterilized)
- 64 oz Apple Juice
- 64 oz Apple Cider
- 3/4 cup White Sugar
- 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Everclear (Grain Alcohol)
- 1 1/2 Cups Caramel Vodka (you can use another complimentary flavor)
- 14 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1 TSP Pumpkin Spice
- Combine the apple cider and apple juice.
- Add in the white sugar, brown sugar & pumpkin pie spice.
- Add in 4 Cinnamon Sticks
- Turn on Saute feature to start warming the mixture.
- Once sugars are all dissolved, cover the pot and turn to sealing.
- Set your pot to manual high pressure for 45 minutes. Do a natural release
- Let mixture cool completely (DO NOT PROCEED WITH ANY STEPS UNTIL MIXTURE IS ROOM TEMPERATURE TO COOL)
- Add in Everclear
- Add in Vodka
- Remove cinnamon sticks that were used for cooking.
- Fill a mason jar (also not a hot one, if you have sterilized it allow it to cool completely) with moonshine and drop one cinnamon stick in.
- Close the lid tightly
- Put pretty ribbon on and give the gift of love this year
*you should have enough for aprx. 10-12 Mason jars
Thank you I Save A to Z for your delicious Apple Pie Moonshine recipe that was used as a guide to create this Instant Pot version.