Vanilla Icecream & Apple Pie Moonshine


I needed an easy but AMAZING gift for some of my coworkers. We love going to happy hour together, so I thought a holiday cocktail would be the perfect thing! A few years back a friend gave me some Apple Pie Moonshine. It was delicious and I have been wanting to try to make my own version. If it turned out good I would hand it out as gifts to my work friends.

And if I say so myself, the moonshine turned out good! Enjoy this easy recipe!


  • 1 bottle of apple cider
  • 1 bottle of apple juice
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tablespoon of allspice
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ginger
  • 750 ml of Everclear
  • 375 ml of Whipped Vodka (this gives the moonshine a vanilla flavor)
  • Jars

Add all ingredients, except for the Everclear and vodka to a crockpot. Cook on low for a least 8 hours. Let the mixture cool and then add the bottles of Everclear and whipped vodka. Stir and remove the cinnamon sticks.

I gave my moonshine to my friends in jars wrapped with burlap because gifts in jars wrapped in burlap are the best thing ever 🙂

The Fuzzy Apple

The other night, I received a call from some out of town friends! “Surprise! We are in town and thought we would stop by to say hello!” I hung up with them, looked around my messing living room and panicked! Not only was my house a mess, I didn’t have any wine to offer them.

After speed cleaning, I opened my cupboards to see what I could offer my guests. I had a couple bottles of hard cider, some peach schnapps, and a can of pineapple pieces. Inspiration hit and a master piece was created: The Fuzz Apple! Not only was this drink easy to make, it was a big hit!


  • 1 bottle of hard apple cider (I used Strongbow Hard Apple Cider)
  • 3 ounces of peach schnapps
  • 3 ounces of pineapple juice (I used the juice from the can of pineapple pieces.)
  • 6 raspberries

Build this drink straight into a wine glass. Fill your glass 3/4ths of the way full with ice. Add one ounce of peach schnapps and one ounce of pineapple juice. Pour 1/3 of a bottle of hard apple cider into the glass. Give the drink a little stir and garnish with 2 raspberries!

Sip and Enjoy!

This recipe will make three servings!