Jimmy Joeâs Easy Apple Moonshine is a wing-ding of a drink thatâll bring class to any holiday party! And with the Super Bowl and new NASCAR season right around the corner, git to makinâ it now! âCuz the longer it ages, the tastier it gets!
First off, this ainât real moonshine. Real âshine is illegal and this ainât distilled neither. Itâs more like Moonshine with a âKâ, But a real good âKâ!
Also, be careful! This concoction goes down as smooth as a pigâs ear. But itâll gitâcha! Made with 190 Proof Grain Alcohol, itâll sneak up on ya faster than yer mother-in-law’s insults! And before ya know it, yer hollerinâ at the moon!
WHAT YA NEED:
A big olâ boilinâ pot
Clean Mason jars or a couple gallon wine jugs
- 1 Gal. of apple juice
- 1 Gal of apple cider
- 1 Â 1/2 cups of white sugar
- 2 Â 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 5-8 cinnamon sticks
- 3 tsps of Pure Vanilla
- 750 ml of 190 Proof Grain Alcohol or Everclear
- Optional: All Spice & Nutmeg
- Optional: A healthy dash ofTabasco Sauce
Pour yer apple juice & cider into yer boiling pot. Add yer white & brown sugars and cinnamon sticks (ya can also toss in a little All Spice and Nutmeg but ya ainât got to).
Bringâer all to a boil & stir to dissolve yer sugars. Turn down the heat, put a lid on and simmer fer about 30 minutes (DONâT ADD the grain alcohol yet!)
Once sheâs done simmerinâ, turn off the heat, stir in yer vanilla then let this sucker cool.
WhenÂ cooled, take out the cinnamon sticks and slowly stir in yer grain alcohol.
Okay, yer done cookinâ! Commence to the drinkinâ. BUT the longer this baby sits, the better it done tastes! So, ladleÂ yer âShine into clean Mason jars or pour into the wine jugs. Put the lids on tight and store in a dry cool place, like one of them refrigerators, fer of weeks.
Now some people like to put a cinnamon stick in each jar before slappinâ the lid on but thatâs up to yer personal taste. I forgot it. Too frou-frou.
Also, if ya want to giveâer a little bite so it donât go down so sneaky smooth, shake a couple few drops of Tabasco in each jar.
REMEMBER: the longer it sits, the better it tastes! (and I tell you what, it tastes great right from the get-go!)
Enjoy! But be careful! Itâll gitâcha!