Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine


  • 1/2 gallon apple juice
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups 190 proof grain alcohol (such as Everclear)
  • 2 cups vanilla vodka


Bring the apple cider, apple juice, cinnamon stick, whole clove, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large pot; reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

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Stir the grain alcohol and vanilla vodka into the cooled mixture. Pour into bottles and refrigerate.