Calling all apple pie lovers! Get ready for one of the best fall cocktails you can make this season. With the crisp taste of apple and the warming effects of moonshine whiskey, the Apple Pie Moonshine Cocktail is exactly what you need to serve on an icy cold day.
Apple Pie Moonshine cocktail ingredients
There are endless options to consider while you’re figuring out what to mix Apple Pie Moonshine with. Mixing up, tasting, (and sometimes pouring out) drinks is half the fun of cocktail making. If your creations work, bottoms up! If not, try again. Keep going until you reach that ‘a-ha’ moment. And when you do, make sure you write down every single ingredient. Magic doesn’t happen every day.
So let’s chat about the Apple Pie Moonshine cocktail ingredients. First up is apple liqueur. When choosing one, we suggest an apple forward schnapps. Made with Granny Smith apples, it will add a crispy and slightly tart taste, and won’t be overly sweet.
Next up is the apple cider – and you want to keep this in your fridge. When choosing a bottle, look for an apple cider that’s low in sugar and free of any artificial flavors. Fresh is best, and you’ll know it’s starting to turn if it becomes darker, starts frothing, or has a sour vinegar taste. When that happens, throw it out (or make a salad).
The last very important ingredient worth mentioning is moonshine whiskey. This spirit dates back to the 18th century and is named after the sneaky tradition of creating alcohol at night to avoid detection. The good news is that moonshine is no longer considered contraband, so you won’t get into any trouble. Today, moonshine simply refers to unaged whiskey bottled straight off the sill. You should easily (and legally) be able to buy a bottle in most liquor shops. The original recipe calls for apple pie-flavored moonshine, but you can use a non-flavored version and amp up the recipe with apple schnapps instead.
Apple Pie Moonshine cocktail recipe
Once you have all your Apple Moonshine Cocktail ingredients, the recipe couldn’t be simpler. If you’re not a country bumpkin and don’t have any farm-style jars lying around then go ahead and serve these in garnished highball glasses instead.