better then apple, cherry pie moonshine

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  1. Dec 14, 2013 #1

    jamesngalveston

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    made this today, and i think that i like it better then the apple pie.

    CHERRY PIE MOONSHINE

    Ingredients:
    1gallon cherry juice
    1gallons Cherry Cider
    1-1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
    1-1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
    4 packets Spiced Apple mix
    4 whole Cinnamon Sticks
    2 whole cloves
    1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
    (1-1/4 bottles) 190-Proof Grain Alcohol (I use Everclear)

    Preparations:
    Combine all ingredients (except for the alcohol) in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.

    Remove the pot from heat and let cool to room temperature. Remove the cloves, then add in the alcohol.

    Immediately transfer to sterile mason jars (I use 9 1-quart jars).

    The concoction is ready for consumption, warm or cold! I store them in my beer fridge, but they will keep just fine in a cool dark place.

    I estimate the final alcohol content to be about 40 proof.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2013 #2

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    DANG!!!! That actually sounds fantastic!!!!!
     
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    Where do you get the Cherry juice and cider?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2020 #4

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    I see the OP is no longer here.
    I ran across this, and would love to make it, but can't find cherry cider off the shelf.
    Has anyone made this?
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020 #5

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    I haven't made this, but it does sound fun. I'd try something like the Vintners Harvest canned puree as a start, since I am not sure about cherry cider either. Is that intended as a cherry/apple blend, a hard cherry unfiltered juice, or something else?
     
  6. Jan 14, 2020 #6

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    cherry cider is hard cherry. should be able to find in liquor store next to hard lemonade or hard root beer.
     
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    Just made a batch of Vishniak (Cherry brandy) using sour cherry juice, orange blossom honey and vodka. It's very "more-ish" but the next batch I make I will add a little bit of vanilla and some hazelnuts
     
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    As in, after drinking, everyone wants some more?

     
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    Precisely. if you have one sip, it demands that you have a second, and if you have a second , you just gotta take a third and if your glass is empty, you just gotta add some more.
     
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    Sounds delicious! I have plans for a mead with added cherry juice already. Might have to add several cherry recipes to the list.
     
  11. Jan 17, 2020 #11

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    By 1 1/4 bottles of Everclear do you mean 750 liter bottles? Thanks JIM
     
  12. Jan 17, 2020 #12

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    I am afraid you will not be getting an answer from James...
     

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