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Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine

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4 Simple ingredients are all you need for this outstanding Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine. Move over apple pie moonshine, there is a new deputy in town!  Sweet, easy to make and the perfect Valentine’s Day or summer inspired moonshine to serve your guests. 

No, you are not making illegal moonshine as you see on television, this is a safe and legal way to combine alcohols for a more enriched drink. Cherry pie moonshine is a strong drink, so sip light or use it as a base for your mixed drinks. One thing I know for sure, even not being a big drinker, I still gravitate towards a few sips of this sweet creation. 

Easy Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine 

My Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine was such a big hit that I knew I needed to make Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine for all of the cherry pie lovers.  Now that I have made this delicious Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine, I can not decide which one is my favorite. I think depending on the season will depend on what I am looking for. 

For winter and fall, I will probably make a lot of apple pie moonshine. Then in the spring and summer months reach for a sweeter mix, the cherry pie moonshine. 

Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine 

Please remember when using Grain Alcohol there is risk involved if you do not allow your moonshine to cool before pouring in the grain alcohol.  Grain alcohol is highly flammable and should never be warmed. This is one area you have to really watch when dealing with making moonshine. 

What is Cherry Pie Moonshine 

A fun twist to the classic moonshine (legal) that you might know and love. Instant Pot cherry pie moonshine is made with a tart cherry juice and some dark cherries in heavy syrup. This is what gives this moonshine the rich and vibrant cherry flavor in every single sip. 

With the mix of juice, dark cherries, sugar and Everclear, you can make a homemade version of your favorite flavored moonshine. This moonshine makes an outstanding gift for someone who enjoys a drink every now and again. Just pour in a mason jar, add label and ribbon and there you have it. 

How to Use Cherry Pie Moonshine As A Base to Drink 

Don’t want to drink it straight? I don’t blame you, moonshine is STRONG! Diluting it down and using the cherry as a base is a great way to enjoy the flavors in a more mellow way. 

Serve Cherry Pie Moonshine With 

  • Ginger ale 
  • Tonic Water 
  • Sprite or 7Up
  • Or any other fizzy drink that has carbonation. 

You might even enjoy the flavors of a Coke and moonshine blend, to give it a similar taste to a hard cherry Coke. 

However you serve it, I am sure you all will enjoy it. This recipe is one that I will be making over and over again for family and friends. The best part of all, it doesn’t take much to make, and you can say you made your own moonshine right out of your Instant Pot!

Try some other moonshines!


Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine

Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine

This Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine is the most delicious Moonshine.  



  1. Combine the Cherry Juice & Cherries
  2. Add in the sugar.
  3. Turn on Saute feature to start warming the mixture.
  4. Once sugars are all dissolved, cover the pot and turn to sealing.
  5. Set your pot to manual high pressure for 45 minutes. Do a natural release
  7. Add in Everclear.
  8. Fill a mason jar.
  9. Close the lid tightly
  10. Put pretty ribbon on and give the gift of love this year. Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine


*you should have enough for aprx. 5-6 Mason jars

This post includes a recipe for alcohol. Drink responsibly. Sparkles to Sprinkles and it's authors are not responsible for the actions of our readers should they choose to make this recipe and consume it. Please drink responsibly.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

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Monday 26th of April 2021

I cannot find the cherries in heavy syrup. Can I use the ones I find in water and just drain them?

Philip Brackett-Oetinger

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

This looks fantastic! I love my instant pot and this is an ingenious way to use it. I have a concern though...E6. I am NOTORIOUS for getting the E6 message when I use the sauté feature then go to pressure cooking. How do you avoid the problem of getting an E6 on your instant pot?


Wednesday 6th of January 2021

I have made the apple pie and it was a huge hit. Going to try this one next. What size jars did you use? I want to make sure I have enough!

** Also I am super excited about the strawberry rhubarb. That is my absolute favorite pie!


Friday 27th of November 2020

Making this now!! So excited to try. Do the jars have to sit in the fridge for a certain amount of hours/days before we can try/drink it?


Saturday 5th of December 2020

You can drink it right away

Danielle A.

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Ooh, adding this to my list and I think I’m gonna add almond extract to a few jars as well because almond and cherry is amazing together!

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