Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine

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Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine is the tastiest moonshine to sip on this summer! Root beer moonshine will dress up any summer cookout or help you relax after a long day.

I love making homemade moonshine! My Instant Pot has stepped in and made the process quick and easy. I have made so many variations of moonshine in the Instant Pot, I couldn’t resist adding one more to the list!

Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine

Smooth, sweet, and full of tasty root beer flavor. You can’t go wrong with a recipe like this one!

Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine

Is It Safe To Make Moonshine In Instant Pot

Yes, it is! I have made a handful of flavors over the past year and I can assure you it is safe. Just make sure to fully read the Instant pot moonshine instructions. If you don’t follow the instructions then it becomes unsafe.

Do You Use Root Beer for Root Beer Moonshine

You actually use root beer extract for making this moonshine. You can find it online or maybe a grocery store near you carries it. Either way, it is totally worth buying for this recipe right here.

Can You Make Root Beer Floats with Root Beer Moonshine

You sure can! Just grab some vanilla ice cream and add a scoop or two in the glass with your moonshine. Grab a spoon or straw and enjoy. Talk about one incredible adult alcoholic drink!

Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine

What Alcohol Is Best To Use For Moonshine

I have tried and tested a handful and Everclear is the best at offering a strong moonshine flavor with a smooth and crisp finish!

How Long Can You Store Moonshine

If you Store your jars unopened they can be stored for up to two years when properly stored. If you open the jar, keep it refrigerated and it will last around six months.

Ours generally doesn’t last that long! Also, think about giving jars of this moonshine as gifts! This makes a fun gift, just slap on a label and some ribbon and you are all set.

instant pot root beer

Bring Moonshine to Your Summer Cookouts

Moonshine is the perfect alcoholic beverage to bring to your summer cookouts and pool parties. It’s unique, different and everyone will be wanting one more sip!

Give this root beer moonshine a try and let me know what you think! My husband and I have been loving the light and refreshing flavor.

instant pot root beer moonshine

Have you ever tried Root Beer moonshine?

LOVE MOONSHINE?! Try some other flavors

Instant Pot Apple Pie Moonshine

Instant Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine

Instant Pot Peach Pie Moonshine

Instant Pot Lemon Drop Moonshine

Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine

Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Instant Pot Root Beer Moonshine is the tastiest moonshine go sip on this summer! Root beer moonshine will dress up any summer cookout or help you relax after a long day.


  • 10 cups Water
  • 2 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tablespoons Root Beer Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of Everclear Grain Alcohol or vodka


  1. Add water, granulated sugar, brown sugar and pure vanilla extract to your pot.
  2. Turn on Saute feature to start warming the mixture.
  3. Once sugars are all dissolved, cover the pot and turn to sealing.
  4. Set your pot to manual high pressure for 45 minutes. Do a natural release
  5. Stir in the root beer extract.
  7. Add in Everclear
  8. Fill a mason jar (also not a hot one, if you have sterilized it allow it to cool completely) with moonshine.
  9. Close the lid tightly
  10. Find yourself a porch and go enjoy a glass.


** This recipe will fill 6-7 pint mason jars

*** Adapted from Crock Pot Ladies Crock Pot Root Beer Moonshine

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

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  1. Do you think this recipe could be done with other flavors of syrup? My husband wants to make watermelon moonshine somehow.

  2. So once you put them into to jars and close them, do you store them in the refrigerator or can you keep them in the pantry for upto 2yrs? And then 6mos after opening

    1. You can keep them in the pantry for up to 2 years. and than yes, move to the fridge after opening and consume within 6 months.

    1. I accidentally bought Rootbeer Concentrate instead of Extract. That was the difference in color. I didn’t want to risk wasting alcohol haha so I dumped the batch and started over. I used the Extract and it was dark in color and is absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Maybe I missed it, but we’re there instructions on the kid friendly version? I would love to try to make that with my 9 yr old.

  4. What happens if I accidentally added the root beer extract to the first set of ingredients so it is already in the instant pot during the 45 minute cook time? Oops! Do I need to start over?

  5. Mine did not come out dark but I didn’t use an insta pot but oh my god is it good!! This could get me in trouble Thank you for sharing!

  6. When I made this using the 10 cups of water I couldn’t taste the alcohol at all. Other moonshine recipes I’ve seen only use 5 cups of water. Is 10 cups too much water?

    1. You can add more everclear if you like. My recipes are lighter on the alcholol side since I rather you add more than not be able to take away.

    1. Hmmmmm I am not really sure if that would work. If you decide to try it, I would love to hear your results. 🙂

  7. How is it unsafe if you skip the instant pot step? You’re adding high proof alcohol. Nasty stuff isn’t going to live in that. I must be missing something here.

    1. Who said it wasn’t safe if you skip the instant pot step? You can just never put heat on everclear

  8. can u drink the root beer moonshine right after making it or do i have to let ut set before drinking it at all?

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