Four years ago, pre-kids, I found myself in a log cabin with family in Keystone, Colorado. We were spending a few days skiing and just enjoying some good quality family time. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a “great skier” and sometimes the thought of falling truly terrifies me to no end. After a couple of good runs, I started to get a little cocky and felt comfortable as we got further into the day. I was heading down the mountain at a relatively good speed and hit a patch of ice near the bottom. I’m not sure how many times I tumbled on the flat surface but I do know that it knocked the breath out of me.
Bystanders came to my aid but I quickly waved them off letting them know I would be OK. By the time my husband reached me I was bawling and told him that I hurt so bad on my back end. I decided at this moment that I was officially done skiing on the trip and I took the gondola back down the mountain.
That evening I was in EXTREME pain from that fall. Luckily, my sister in law had brought a batch of homemade apple pie moonshine along for the trip. After a quick walk to the local hot tub, I was in heaven with an unlimited supply of apple pie moonshine at my disposal and bubbling hot water to help with my aches.
I don’t think I felt any more pain the rest of the night. Now the next morning is a different story.
This Apple Pie Moonshine is easy to prepare and is perfect for any large gathering or holiday party.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Apple Pie Moonshine
2 quarts apple juice
2 quarts apple cider
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 1/3 cups everclear
1 1/2 cups whipped cream vodka
Pour apple juice and apple cider into a large pot and heat on med/high. Stir in both sugars and heat the mixture for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. In the last 5 minutes add the cinnamon sticks. When the 20 minutes is over remove from heat and let it cool.
When liquid is completely cooled add everclear and vodka. Remove cinnamon sticks before refrigerating the drink. Place mixture in large pitcher or beverage container in the fridge.