This apple pie moonshine cocktail really resembles the flavors of apple pie. The cocktail is super smooth and ridiculously easy to drink.
I really want to go apple picking this weekend.
Where can you pick apples in Los Angeles?
There are quite a few orchards to choose from in Oak Glen and Yucaipa (about 90 minutes each of LA!).
Until I can go apple picking, I’ll happily sip on apple pie moonshine cocktail!
Apple Pie Cocktail
Are you excited?! You should be.
APPLE PIE moonshine cocktail. This is one crazy drink.
This cocktail actually tastes like liquid apple pie!
I didn’t think it was possible, but this apple pie moonshine by Junior’s Midnight Moon is the real deal.
This is the kind of cocktail where you can’t taste the alcohol.
Plus, the cocktail is super smooth and ridiculously easy to drink.
It smells wonderfully delicious, like freshly baked pie.
The addition of cinnamon simple syrup kicks up the autumn flavors.
Plus, if you make a big batch of cinnamon simple syrup, you can use it sweeten your coffee or tea!
- Apple Pie Moonshine
- There are many varieties of apple pie moonshine now available.
- I created this recipe using Junior’s Midnight Moon. It is occasionally sold at Costco.
- Apple Juice
- Use regular plain apple juice (fresh, juice box, bottle, etc.)
- Pressed apple cider and non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider are also great options.
- Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- Simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar cooked together.
- Cinnamon sticks are steeped in the mixture for to create a delicious infused simple syrup.
- Simple is great for sweetening coffee, tea, or other drinks!
- Lemon Juice
- Fresh squeezed juice is BEST.
- Stay away from those pre-packaged bottled lemon juice sold in lemon shaped plastic containers.
While I prefer to serve this cocktail chilled, it is equally amazing warm with fresh apple cider.
You could even add a dollop of cinnamon whipped cream to make this drink even more heavenly.
And if you really want to booze it up, spike the drink with a little bourbon.
As with all alcoholic beverages, please enjoy in moderation.
This cocktail smells too much like apple pie, and the alcohol doesn’t hit you until it’s too late!
Apple Pie Moonshine Cocktail
Yield: serves 2, multiply as needed
- 4 oz apple pie moonshine*
- 4 oz apple juice
- 2 oz cinnamon simple syrup recipe follows
- 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- apple slices, to garnish
- cinnamon sticks, to garnish
Cinnamon Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- In a cocktail shaker, combine apple pie moonshine, apple juice, cinnamon simple syrup, and lemon juice. Fill shaker 2/3 full of ice. Stir for 10-15 seconds to chill drink. Strain ice. Serve cocktail with new ice. Garnish with sliced apples and cinnamon sticks.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup:
- In a medium sauce pot, add water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover pot and let mixture steep for 30 minutes. Strain out cinnamon sticks. Allow cinnamon simple syrup to cool to room temperature. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use. Keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks.
- There are many brands of apple pie moonshine. I prefer the one by Junior’s Midnight Moon.
- Use any apple juice (fresh, juice box, bottled). Apple cider and sparkling apple cider are also great options.
- Fresh squeezed lemon juice is best. Stay away from those pre-packed bottle lemon juice that is sold in a lemon shaped plastic container.
- Simple syrup keeps in the fridge for two to four weeks.