A Sweet and Delicious Recipe for Caramel Apple Moonshine!

Caramel apple moonshine is a delicious and unique way to enjoy the flavors of autumn. This recipe combines the sweet taste of caramel with the tart tartness of apples, creating a delectable drink that is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. To make this tasty treat, you'll need: 12 lbs apples (tart apples work best), 3 cans 100% apple concentrate (frozen), 6 lbs white sugar, 6 gallons spring , 2 packets dry (4 ½ teaspoons using bulk yeast), 15 Jolly Ranchers candies, and 2 cups caramel sauce.

To begin, wash and chop up the apples into bite-sized pieces, add to a large pot along with the sugar and a cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil in two gallons of water and then lower the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes to extract fruit juices. Mash the apples and allow to cool. Once cooled, strain the mixture through cheesecloth or muslin into another pot then add in apple juice concentrate, yeast and remaining spring water. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are dissolved then pour into Mason jars. Drop in one candy per jar then seal tightly with lids or stoppers.

Allow the mixture to sit for 2 weeks in a dark cool place before straining again through cheesecloth or muslin one final time into another pot or container. Stir in caramel sauce until thoroughly mixed in then bottle your homemade caramel apple moonshine in airtight containers or Mason jars for storage. Store your bottles of moonshine in an area that is away from direct sunlight for up to tree years before consuming responsibly! Enjoy!

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How Much Apples Are Needed To Make Moonshine?

To make moonshine, you will need 12 pounds of apples. Tart apples work best for this recipe.

The Best Flavor for Moonshine

The best flavor for moonshine depends on personal preference. Popular flavors include the classic corn , but there are also many specialty flavors that can be enjoyed. Some of the most popular moonshine flavors in 2021 include Midnight Moon 80 Proof Moonshine Mule, Midnight Moon Apple Pie Old Fashioned, Midnight Moon Junior's Cherry Cola, Midnight Moon Peach Moonrise and Midnight Moon Pickle Back Shot. Other unique flavors include Blackberry Ginger Splash, Strawberry Basil Lemonade and Cucumber . No matter what your taste buds prefer, there is sure to be a moonshine flavor that will tantalize them!

The Best Fruit for Making Moonshine

The best fruit to make moonshine is one with a high sugar content, such as peaches. The process starts by preparing the fruit juice, usually by mashing or pressing the fruit. This juice is then combined with yeast, water and a source of sugar for fermentation. After fermentation, the liquid can be distilled to make the high-proof that is moonshine.
Peaches are an ideal choice because they have an espcially high sugar content compared to other fruits and they have a subtly sweet flavor that can be highlighted when making moonshine. However, most other fruits with a high sugar content will also work.

The Best Apples for Making Moonshine

The best apples to use for moonshine are those that have a high sugar content and are tart. Honeycrisp apples have both of these characteristics, making them an excellent choice for making moonshine. They have a sweet taste, yet still provide enogh tartness to balance out the sugar content of the mash. Additionally, they provide a pleasant flavor and aroma when cooked. Other good options include Granny Smith, Jonathan, and Braeburn apples. Ultimately, the type of apple you choose will depend on your personal preference and desired flavor profile.


In conclusion, the caramel apple moonshine recipe is a great way to make an alcoholic that packs a punch. It is easy to make and can be stored in an airtight container for up to three months in the refrigerator. By usng tart apples, apple juice concentrate, sugar, water and yeast, you can create a delicious mixture that will satisfy your taste buds. With just a few simple steps and ingredients you can have your own homemade caramel apple moonshine ready to enjoy!

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.