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Instant Pot Grape Jolly Rancher Moonshine

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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.

Instant Pot Grape Jolly Rancher Moonshine is bursting with grape flavor in every sip. If you love grape your tastebuds will cheer with each taste of this smooth and rich grape moonshine recipe. 

You all know by now, I am the queen of moonshine. From the classic apple pie, peach, and don’t forget my cranberry. I am always creating tons of new moonshine recipes for you all to test out. 

Grape Jolly Rancher Moonshine 

Jolly ranchers are always stocked in our house. I love the intense flavors they are, and they help me not munch during the day as much. I started thinking one day, why not create a grape Jolly Rancher Moonshine!  So here is my latest sweet creation. 

Can I Make Moonshine With Any Jolly Ranchers 

This is one question I am sure I will get asked. Yes, if you want to use a different flavor of moonshine with your Jolly Ranchers feel free. Just improvise the recipe a bit to get the flavor you want. 

What Type Of Alcohol Do You Use For Instant Pot Moonshine 

Reach for Everclear when it comes to making this moonshine. You get that bold and rich alcohol you want but when it pairs with the sweet grape mixture, it becomes so smooth and is totally addictive. Just make sure that you allow your Jolly Rancher mixture to fully cool after being cooked in the Instant Pot, and then incorporate the Everclear. 

Everclear is highly flammable so you never want to use it in the Instant Pot or with the hot mixture. Just be safe when making your homemade moonshine. 

What Proof Is Moonshine 

True moonshine that is what many used to illegal make in the woods, is around 180-190 proof. But with this recipe, it is a legal moonshine you can make and not feel worried. Everclear will give you anywhere from 150-190 proof, which is going to give you a similar taste to the old school moonshine. 

Depending on the Everclear you buy will depend on the proof you end up with in the end. Everclear is one of the strongest alcohols out there. 

Can I Adjust The Strength Of Grape Moonshine 

Of course, by adding less Everclear to the mixture will tame down the alcohol in the recipe. Or if you want to amp up the flavor more feel free to add more alcohol. I love how the recipe is but if you want to play around with it to find the perfect flavor feel free. 

I just recommend making small adjustments so that you don’t run into too much alcohol and then ruin your mixture. Been there, done that in the past, so now I add little by little and taste to our liking. 

When To Make Grape Moonshine 

  • Parties 
  • Pool Parties 
  • Game Day Parties 
  • Birthdays 
  • And the list goes on 

Whether you want a drink to finish off the night or a fun beverage to serve guests as they hang out at your house. This recipe is perfect. I have a feeling this will be one popular recipe come spring and summer. 

HOW LONG WILL GRAPE JOLLY RANCHER MOONSHINE STORE FOR 

If you have it sealed in an airtight jar it can last up to two years if you have it properly stored. Then with an open container, it can store up to 6 months in the fridge.

Instant Pot Grape Jolly Rancher Moonshine

Instant Pot Grape Jolly Rancher Moonshine

Ingredients

  • 8 Pint Mason Jars (sterilized)
  • 23 Grape Jolly Ranchers
  • 96 oz Grape Juice
  • 3 Cups Everclear (Grain Alcohol) *
  • Sprite (for serving)

Instructions

    1. Pour the grape juice into our pot.
    2. Turn on Saute feature to start warming the juice.
    3. Unwrap 15 grape jolly ranchers. Add them in to your pot.
    4. Set your pot to manual high pressure for 45 minutes. Do a natural release
    5. Let mixture cool completely (DO NOT PROCEED WITH ANY STEPS UNTIL MIXTURE IS ROOM TEMPERATURE TO COOL)
    6. Add in Everclear
    7. Fill a mason jar (also not a hot one, if you have sterilized it allow it to cool completely) with moonshine and drop one jolly rancher into each jar.
    8. Close the lid tightly
    9. Put pretty ribbon on and give the gift of love this year
    10. Serve over ice and top off your glass with Sprite.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

64

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

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Amy

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Because I want to play with flavors, how long would I set the instapot for a half batch?

Melissa

Sunday 17th of January 2021

Same amount of time

Carrie

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I want to make sure I understand.....to seal the mason jars we are only going to hand tighten the lids? Does the alcohol prevent bacteria from growing ?

Alex

Sunday 24th of May 2020

How many Mason jars does this recipe make?

Keri

Saturday 4th of January 2020

Curious to know how to store this and how long it's good for?

Melissa

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

If you have it sealed in an airtight jar it can last up to two years if you have it properly stored. Then with an open container, it can store up to 6 months in the fridge. 

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