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Popcorn Sutton Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

Popcorn Sutton Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious moonshine recipe, look no further than Popcorn Sutton’s Apple Pie Moonshine. This classic recipe is perfect for any occasion, from backyard barbecues to special occasions. It’s made with apple juice, sugar, water, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and Smirnoff vodka. The result is a sweet and spicy moonshine that will surely please your guests.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 116kcal



  • 10 Cardamom Pods adding a unique and exotic flavor profile to the cider, with hints of citrus and spice.
  • 2 teaspoons of whole cloves infusing the cider with a pungent and aromatic flavor, reminiscent of the holiday season.
  • 1900 ml of apple juice further enhancing the apple flavor in the cider, contributing to its naturally sweet and vibrant taste.
  • 480 ml 190 proof grain alcohol, providing a strong and potent base that imparts a warming sensation and depth of flavor to the cider.
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract providing a smooth and fragrant undertone to the cider, enhancing its overall complexity.
  • 2 cups of packed light brown sugar providing a rich and caramel-like sweetness to balance the tartness of the apple juice.
  • 240 ml of vodka adding an additional kick and depth of flavor to the cider, while also helping to preserve the drink.
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg adding a warm and earthy note to the cider, enhancing its overall spiciness.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger adding a warm and zesty kick to the cider, complementing the other spices.
  • 4 star anise pods imparting a licorice-like flavor and a subtle hint of sweetness to the cider.
  • 1900 ml of cider or unfiltered apple juice offering a naturally sweet and fruity base for the cider, providing a refreshing and crisp taste.
  • 10 cinnamon sticks offering a comforting and aromatic spice to the cider, enhancing its overall warmth.


  • Bring a generous pot of apple juice, brown sugar, and cardamom pods to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Drawing off the stovetop, incorporate grain alcohol, vodka, nutmeg, ginger, star anise pods and cloves into the mixture. Stir until each element has been thoroughly blended, then set aside to cool.
  • Once cooled, strain the mixture into a secure bottle or container and add cinnamon sticks and vanilla extract. After sealing tightly, shake vigorously for an ideal combination of flavors.
  • Place in the refrigerator to steep for at least 3 to 4 weeks before serving. This extends the time needed for all flavors to come together.
  • Strain and indulge in the results!


• Be sure to use a high-proof alcohol such as vodka or grain alcohol for this recipe, as it will add more flavor and intensity to the moonshine.
 • If you want a sweeter drink, consider adding additional brown sugar or honey before serving.
• Be sure to strain the mixture before serving, as the spices and other ingredients can be quite overpowering.
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