How to make apple pie (party drink)

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1/2 oz DeKuyper® Hot Damn cinnamon schnapps

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There is nothing better than eating a warm, sweet apple pie during the holiday season. Nothing except drinking delicious apple pie shots, obviously.

This festive drink is the only acceptable shot to whip out at your family or office holiday party without being judged by your ultra-traditional grandma. Plus, if you bring a batch of these to your friend’s pot-luck New Year’s Eve party, you’ll be the most popular guest and will totally get that New Year’s kiss you’ve dreamt about since fifth grade. Good luck and happy New Year, friends.

Apple Pie Shots

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 1 minute
  • Servings: 1 gallon of shots (really.)
  • Easy


How to make apple pie (party drink)Photo by Lauren Eiden

Step 1

Combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a large pot on medium heat.

Step 2

Stir the ingredients.

Step 3

Bring to a boil then shut the heat off.

#SpoonTip: If you have time, let it simmer for a while longer until sticks open up a little to get more cinnamon flavor.

Step 4

Let it cool (this could take a while).

Step 5

Mix entire fifth of alcohol in after the liquid has cooled.

Step 6

Pour into shot glasses and DRANK.

#SpoonTip: To save and store the shots, pour back into the apple cider and apple juice bottles.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Unless you live in a north-eastern Pennsylvanian or central Pennsylvanian mining town (a.k.a. a coal-cracker town) or know someone who does, you have probably never heard of apple pie boilo. I am here to tell you that you have been missing out on one of the tastiest drinks on this side of heaven.

There are innumerable iterations of boilo because everyone seems to have their own recipe. Generally, this beverage contains:

  • some kind of citrus (like lemons or oranges),
  • herbs and spices (like nutmeg or anise),
  • and a sweetener (such as honey).
  • Historically, it has a moonshine or whiskey base, but it can easily be made without that.

It isn't to difficult to make, just a little bit time-consuming. But trust me (my mother said to never trust anyone who says "trust me"), you and your friends will be very happy if you make this delightful libation. This drink is also open to interpretation and experimentation, and everyone that makes it does it a little bit differently. This drink makes a regular appearance at the annual playing of the Lafayette-Lehigh football game (usually the week before Thanksgiving), which is the longest-running college-football rivalry in America.

Apple pie boilo can be served warm or cold, makes a great tasty treat for football tailgating parties, and is a great holiday drink that goes along with all the tasty pies, cakes, and other treats that usually show up around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday tables. It will warm the cockles of your heart (and your stomach).

Preparation Time


  • 3 Red Delicious Apples, Optional
  • 1 gallon Apple Cider
  • 1/2 gallon Apple Juice, Concentrate Preferred
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 750 milliliters Four Queens Whiskey or Spiced Rum

Pro Tip

Make sure you do not boil the boilo after the alcohol is added because then you will boil away the alcohol.


  1. Add all ingredients except the whiskey (or rum).
  2. Simmer for two hours.
  3. Cool overnight.
  4. Filter out cinnamon sticks and apples.
  5. Add one bottle of your preferred alcohol.
  6. Serve warm or cold, but do not boil it. (If you boil it, you'll lose all of the alcohol.)

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Keep This in Mind When Making Apple Pie Boilo

  • Prep time includes allowing the mixture to sit overnight (8-12 hours).
  • Actual time to mix all ingredients together except the whiskey or rum is probably about 45 minutes.
  • Always add whiskey or run to the mix after everything has been filtered and cooled down.
  • The drink is best served warm on cold days.
  • Makes a good companion drink to go with Russia Apple Sharlotka.
  • Great drink for football tailgate parties, Thanksgiving get-togethers, or Christmas/New Year's Holidays. Don't forget the Super Bowl.

Many video recipes recommend using Everclear Whole Grain Alcohol. We do not recommend using Everclear or any other type of whole-grain alcohol.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

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A Brief History of Apple Pie Boilo

Apple pie boilo actually originated in Lithuania, and its original name was "Krupnickas." In its most basic and original form, the beverage contained moonshine. But as time has progressed and the drink has evolved in the coal regions of Pennsylvania, moonshine has been replaced in some recipes by Everclear (which is pretty close to moonshine). The tamer versions contain Four Queens whiskey. Nearly any boilo recipe that doesn't contain moonshine will have Four Queens.

In the Pennsylvania coal regions, boilo is of such great importance that every year there are contests where makers vie for the title of "Best Boilo Recipe."

Perhaps this is why apple pie boilo is frequently referred to as the "champagne of the coal region." Of paramount importance is that you should never add the alcohol portion to your boilo recipe when it is being heated or boiled. Add after everything else is done, and then when you heat before serving. Make sure you do not boil the boilo after the alcohol is added because then you will boil away the alcohol (and your friends will tell you that you are stupid).

You may hear of applie boilo being referred to as "Pennsylvania Christmas punch," "coal-cracker champagne," "coal-region nectar," or "coal-cracker punch." There may even be some other terms used to refer to this beverage, as boilo is not restricted to the apple pie version, there are many other versions too. Some other versions are called: honeyberry, "tomata," and blueberry—and there are as many names as there are variations.

This beverage became a tradition in the coal regions of Pennsylvania as the immigrants who brought the recipes here with them from Lithuania and other Slovak nations believed that the powerful punch held natural cures for such things as the flu and colds. Modern medicine would probably dispute that fact, but being married to a native Russian, I can tell you for certain that they have a lot of "home remedies," that most of us Americans would find to be strange and some even "hard-to-swallow." I will not elaborate on that last statement, but anyone who is married to a Russian woman can probably take a guess as to my meaning.

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This Apple Pie Moonshine is an easy recipe you can make at home. Serve it for special occasions or present it as gifts to friends and family. Either way, you’ll enjoy this delicious and flavorful recipe!

Yesterday I was delighted to share my Tips for Celebrating Friendsgiving. As promised, today I’m back with the recipe for Apple Pie Moonshine. Cheers!

How to make apple pie (party drink)

This homemade apple pie moonshine recipe comes from my sister-in-law, Missy. She’s been making this moonshine for the past couple of years. I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought to share it with you sooner.

It’s become tradition of sorts for us to have a sip during the holidays and on special occasions. It also makes a unique gift for friends, family, and neighbors, whatever the occasion.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

How to make apple pie (party drink)

What is Moonshine?

If you’ve never had Apple Pie Moonshine, I must warn you that it’s as dangerous as it is delicious!

This moonshine is made from 190 proof grain alcohol (Everclear), so it packs a punch. Given that it also tastes amazing, it’s best in moderation and should only be served by the shot. Please enjoy responsibly.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

How Do You Make Apple Pie Moonshine?

To make the moonshine, simmer apple cider, apple juice, sugar, and seasonal spices for an hour to blend all the flavors together. (While the juice is cooking, check out my Friendsgiving playlist here.)

Once cooled, add the alcohol. The Apple Pie Moonshine is ready to drink. It’s that simple. However, I recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator for about a month. The longer it sits, the better it gets.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

How to make apple pie (party drink)

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Now, if your state doesn’t sell 190 proof grain alcohol, you can substitute 150 proof or use more vodka.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Side note: For those wondering about my cute mason jar shot glasses and marble tray, you can find the shot glass here and the tray here. (affiliate links)

How to make apple pie (party drink)

How long does flavored moonshine last?

If you can and seal them, the should last up to two years. Once you open them, I’d say about 3 months in the refrigerator.

However, I like to store mine in the freezer. They can last in the freezer for up to two years as well.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

No matter how you make it, this moonshine is a delicious treat in small doses and, and, as I said, it makes a special gift. You can grab the full recipe for this delicious apple pie moonshine recipe below.

Like this moonshine recipe? Try these cocktails:

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Thank you so much for joining me for Friendsgiving! I hope you like this Apple Pie Moonshine recipe. Cheers, my friends!

Autumn is here. All things fall are welcomed and I know there are some fall fanatics who could not wait for fall season. With fall season, this is a great time to make not only apple pie but to make apple pie vodka.


How to make apple pie (party drink)

whole cardamom pods

Tools Needed

How to Make Apple Pie Vodka

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Slice apple into thin slivers.

In a large glass or plastic container, combine vodka, sliced apples, cinnamon stock, star anise, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.

Set in the fridge to soak for 48 hours. Try to remember to shake the container a couple times.

Once soaked and all the flavor is infused, strain into a clean container through a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth.

Combine sugar with ½ cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until dissolved. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Add ½ cup of simple syrup to the infused vodka and vanilla extract and stir until blended.

Store in a sealed glass container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Tips & Tricks

*The best type of apples are the sweet and flavorful variety are recommended like gala, fuji, or Braeburn apples.

Use this recipe to make a delicious apple pie vodka drink.

  • 3 ounces apple pie vodka
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • tonic water

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Apple Pie Vodka

Apple Pie Vodka


  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 – 3” cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 5 whole cardamom pods
  • ½ piece nutmeg
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 bottle (750ml) vodka
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 – ¼” sliced ginger (optional)


Slice apple into thin slivers.

In a large glass or plastic container, combine vodka, sliced apples, cinnamon stock, star anise, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger.

Set in the fridge to soak for 48 hours. If you remember, shake the container a couple times.
Once soaked and all the flavour is infused, strain into a clean container through a fine mesh sieve or cheese cloth.

Combine sugar with ½ cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until dissolved. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Add ½ cup of simple syrup to the infused vodka and vanilla extract and stir until blended.
Store in a sealed glass container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


*The best type of apples are the sweet and flavorful variety are recommended like gala, fuji, or Braeburn apples.

This Apple Pie Moonshine recipe is about to become your favorite apple cocktail. Easy to make with minimal ingredients and SO STRONG.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Have you ever wondered what it would taste like to add a full apple pie to a blender and turn it into a cocktail?

Well, that is exactly what this apple moonshine tastes like. It is seriously incredible for so many reasons. Also, I did not create this recipe. It was passed down from my brother who got it from a friend. Who also happens to have an emotional support raccoon (I kid you not) named Ricky. Who is awesome.

But back to this drink. I was delivering a cheesecake to my brother at said friends house, and they tricked me into sipping away at this killer cider. Turns out it’s actually SUPER strong moonshine. I had no idea.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

What do you need to make homemade moonshine?

Surprisingly, you do not need much. This recipe you need a good apple cider. I like the spiced cider you find at Trader Joe’s or any cider that is made with fresh apples. However, you could also use a homemade version! I have a slow cooker cider that is insanely delicious.

You also need a handful of cinnamon sticks, apple juice concentrate, sugar, water, and booze of choice.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Tips for this recipe:

  • Here’s the deal, I used Everclear the first time I made this. Everclear is STRONG. So if you opt for this version, please drink responsibly. Actually, either way you should drink responsibly. This drink tastes so incredibly delicious that you could easily drink too much.
  • Wait for the apple cider mixture to cool completely before adding the alcohol.
  • Want your moonshine to last a little longer? Process it in mason jars!
  • This recipe should last roughly four to six weeks if stored properly.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

How to make apple pie moonshine:

  1. Combine the apple cider, apple juice concentrate, water, cinnamon and sugar in a large pot. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the cinnamon sticks open and the sugar is fully dissolved, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  4. Stir in the Everclear or Vodka. Pour into jars to store and enjoy!

How to make apple pie (party drink)

Here’s the deal with this moonshine… You can drink it warm or cold.

If your looking to make apple pie moonshine check out the recipe I’ve posted below. I’ve been making Apple Pie Moonshine for years and like to think I’ve perfected this recipe.

Most people first hear about Apple pie moonshine from either a friend who’s made it or from the all to popular TV show Moonshiners. It’s by far the most desired bootleg whiskey these days and it’s hands down the best homemade recipe I’ve ever made.

To help you make your own moonshine I posted these instructions on how to make a corn mash. You’ll also need a still to distill your corn mash once it’s fermented so make sure you check out all the homemade reflux and pot still plans. These step by step plans are great for anyone looking to build their own still.

How To Make Apple Pie Moonshine

This recipe will make 2 quarts of 35% abv Apple Pie Moonshine that will straight up knock your socks off so be warned drink with CATION!!

Ingredients:How to make apple pie (party drink)

You’ll need the following:

  • 1 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 10 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 quart of 150 – 180 proof moonshine
  • 1/2 quart of fresh squeezed Apple Cider
  • 1/2 quart of fresh squeezed Apple Juice

Directions:How to make apple pie (party drink)

There are two ways to make Apple Pie Moonshine, you can either simmer the base for 30 – 40 min, this extracts flavors fast and makes the Apple Pie Shine drinkable once it cools or you can let the base steep overnight allowing the cinnamon sticks to release rich flavors slowly. I’ve tried both and like the steeping method better I find the boil method leaves a slight bitterness in the final product. I’ll leave it up to you to choose the method you’d like to use.

Boil Method

Add apple juice, apple cider, brown and white sugar and cinnamon sticks to large pot. Bring up to a boil and then simmer on low heat for 30 – 40 min. Be sure to stir occasionally.

Once simmering is complete remove from stove and allow to cool. Remove cinnamon sticks. Fill mason jars half full with base you’ve made and top off with Moonshine. Keep in mind the final strength will be dictated by the moonshine proof your using. Were aiming for a 70 proof or 35% abv final product. So for example if our moonshine is at 140 proof then we would dilute it 50/50 to give us a final proof of 70

This video show’s the process of how to make apple pie moonshine using the boil method.

If you don’t mind being patient I’d highly recommend the next method. After all good things come with time especially when making moonshine. This method will make a superior batch of Apple pie moonshine that you’ll be proud to tell your friends and family you made it.

No – Boil Method

Add apple juice, apple cider, brown and white sugar to bowl. Stir until sugars are fully dissolved then add Moonshine to desired proof.

Fill up mason jars with mixture and place two cinnamon sticks in each jar. Seal up jars and let steep for several days. Have a sample of the apple pie moonshine after a few days and remove cinnamon sticks when desired flavor is accomplished.

Final Notes:

If your feeling adventurous you can try adding ginger, allspice, cloves, orange peel or vanilla bean to the apple pie moonshine you just made. A great way to experiment with these flavors is to use small 125 ml jars to experiment with different combinations of spices. I’ve had some great success with ginger, cloves and vanilla beans.

If you made Granny’s Apple Pie Moonshine we’d love to hear what you thought about it. Feel free to share how you altered the recipe or post your moonshine recipe you’ve perfected.

Note : For the sake of getting better photo’s I only used apple juice in my batch. Basically anywhere that I called for “Apple cider” in the recipe above I use apple juice if you care more for the look then taste do this. Personally I like my recipe but it will turn out much darker! Sorry for any confusion.

How to make apple pie (party drink)

When it comes to all-American desserts, there’s nothing more classic than apple pie. There’s just something about a gorgeous, sky-high apple pie that’s both comforting and irresistible—especially if it’s made from scratch. But if you’ve never made homemade apple pie before, we know it can sound a bit intimidating. The perfect apple pie has two requirements: a tender crust (that’s never soggy) and plenty of apples. Our recipe has them both: It has all the warm, cinnamon-spiced flavors of a classic apple pie, as well as a flaky, buttery crust that’s crisp and golden.

Looking for a variation on apple pie instead? Check out Ree Drummond’s recipe for Caramel Apple Pie and Apple-Pear Pie.

How do you make homemade apple pie from scratch?

The perfect homemade apple pie starts with good quality ingredients: a buttery pie crust and seasonal apple filling.

1. All-Butter Pie Crust: This basic, flaky crust is easy to roll out in a neat circle and sturdy enough to lay over a mound of apples. It can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated or kept frozen for up to 1 month. It makes a full double crust, but you can do a lattice design on top if you prefer. For that lovely golden color, finish the top crust with a brush of heavy cream before baking.

2. Apple Pie Filling: When it comes to the best apples for apple pie, we like to use firm baking apples that hold their shape, such as Granny Smith, but other varieties like McIntosh, Braeburn, Jonagold, Cortland or Fuji work well also. Try using a mix of tart and sweet apples (like Granny Smith + Galas) to get a more dynamic pie.

Do you cook apples before putting them in a pie?

Cooking your apples before putting them in the pie crust does help them to release their juices and reduce their volume so that the top crust won’t sag when baked—but it’s not a necessary step required for making apple pie. Instead, save yourself the time and hassle of pre-cooking the apples and be sure to thinly slice the apples instead. When the thin-sliced apples are mixed with a thickener, like flour, they’ll bake up evenly into a thick, luscious filling.

Why is my homemade apple pie watery?

To prevent your apple pie from being too watery, make sure you’re using a good baking apple. When the apple and sugar filling bakes in the oven, it produces a natural thickener called pectin. Some apples produce less pectin than others. Along with the natural pectin, this recipe uses flour to thicken the filling—just make sure to use the correct amount to avoid a watery pie.

Also, with a double pie crust (like this one), it’s important to cut slits in the top crust to let steam release. If the steam or water gets trapped inside your pie, the filling will become runny and your crust will be soggy.

How do you keep the bottom crust of apple pie from getting soggy?

Don’t let a soggy bottom ruin your apple pie! Instead, give the bottom crust an extra flash of heat at the beginning of the cooking process. To do this, pre-heat a sheet pan in the oven while you prepare the pie, then place your pie pan on the sheet pan and bake on the bottom rack of the oven. This will make a crispy, sturdy layer on the bottom of your pie. Baking the crust on the bottom rack of the oven will also prevent the top crust from becoming too dark. It’s a win-win!