Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe

Apple Pie Moonshine

Happy almost Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m home visiting Florida for the holiday and one of my fav things to do is create treats in the kitchen with my mom. We whipped up an apple pie moonshine recipe that I’m now obsessed with (and currently drinking). It’s the perfect fall cocktail to sip on while you’re cooking the turkey! Read on for the recipe below.


10 cups apple cider or juice (Both work, but get Trader Joe’s brand either way!)

1 1/2 cups of Everclear

1 cup vanilla Vodka (I like Stoli Vanil!)

1/2 teaspoon of apple pie spice

1 whole apple studded with 1 whole clove


Combine the apple juice, Everclear, Vodka, and apple pie spice in a large pot. Stir ingredients then place clove studded apple in the center. Simmer on low-medium heat for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. Once cool, pour liquid in mason jars and refrigerate overnight. Cheers!

Apple Pie Moonshine

Celebrate the Holidays with Festive DeKuyper Cocktails

DeKuyper holiday

Tis the season for delicious cocktails! My favorite part of holiday entertaining is definitely whipping up festive concoctions for guests (and matching my drinks to my lipstick, naturally). I’ve teamed up with DeKuyper to spread the news about some amazing holiday cocktails for your next shindig. DeKuyper cordials and liquers are the perfect ingredients to add to your cocktails for a relaxing and entertaining evening. Read on for three of my absolute favorite DeKuyper recipes to get into the holiday spirit(s). 😉

Mint Whipped Hot Chocolate


This treat is like a supercharged mint hot chocolate! It incorporates all the delicious flavors of the season with the added bonus of ultimate relaxation. Sip and savor this warm cocktail on a cold winter night.


• 1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate Mint Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Whipped Vodka

• Hot Chocolate (prepare steaming hot according to manufacturer’s instructions)


1. Build ingredients in order in a heat-proof mug.

2. Top with whipped cream and a cherry (optional).


Caramel Eggnog Martini


It wouldn’t be holiday time without a little eggnog! This festive martini melds butterscotch goodness, whipped cream taste, and traditional eggnog for a rich treat your guests will love.


• 1 part DeKuyper® Buttershots®Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Whipped® Vodka

• 2 parts eggnog


1. Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker.

2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

3. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.


Blue Sparkle  


The Blue Sparkle tastes just as good as it looks! This bubbly cocktail is perfect for a holiday cocktail or your standard girls’ night out. I will be drinking one of these when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve!


• 1 part DeKuyper® Blue Curacao Liqueur

• 1 part Pinnacle® Orange Vodka

• 3 parts champagne


1. Pour liqueur and vodka into champagne glass.

2. Top with chilled champagne.

Now, do you want to know an even easier (but still awesome!) way to incorporate some DeKuyper fun into your holidays? Grab a bottle of two of my absolute favorites (DeKuyper Sour Apple and DeKuyper Watermelon) for an automatically festive cocktail situation – especially at Christmastime! Confession: I like these enough to sip straight with no other mixers. This festive color combo will wow your guests whether you put them together in martini glasses… or just pour a handful of Christmas colored shots!

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Be sure to follow DeKuyper on Facebook and Pinterest for more even more holiday cocktail inspiration. Cheers!


Tis the season for great cocktails! What will wow your guest and set your holiday party apart, the perfect cocktail made by you. DeKuyper offers over 50 mixable and versatile flavors of cordials, liqueurs, crèmes, brandies and schnapps for thousands of amazing cocktails. Explore our website at to find one that is perfect for you or visit us on Facebook and Pinterest to see some of our favorites. Plus, you can always create your own recipe and share it with us! 

[Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DeKuyper via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DeKuyper.]