Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine
There’s something magical about the sweet aroma of a freshly baked apple pie. The warm spices and tender apples are enough to make anyone’s mouth water. But what if I told you there’s a way to capture that same deliciousness in a bottle? Introducing Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine – a homemade concoction that will transport you to a world of pure indulgence. So, grab a glass and let’s dive into the wonderful world of moonshine!
The Story Behind Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine
Every family has a legendary recipe that has been passed down through the generations. For my family, it’s Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine. This special moonshine recipe has been a staple at family gatherings for as long as I can remember. It’s a drink that brings people together, creates lasting memories, and adds a touch of warmth to even the coldest of nights.
Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine is a labor of love. It combines the rich flavors of apple pie with a hint of creamy vanilla ice cream. The result is a smooth, sweet, and slightly spicy drink that will leave you craving for more. It’s like taking a bite of warm apple pie topped with a scoop of melting ice cream – pure bliss in a glass!
Making Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine
Now, you might be wondering, how do you make this magical elixir? Well, let me break it down for you. The secret lies in a few key ingredients and a little bit of patience.
First, you’ll need a high-quality moonshine as your base. This will provide the alcohol content and the perfect canvas for the flavors to shine. Next, gather fresh apples, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, sugar, and a touch of lemon juice. These ingredients will bring the apple pie flavor to life.
The process starts by infusing the moonshine with the flavors of the apples, cinnamon, and vanilla. This takes time, as the flavors need to meld together and create that signature taste. Once the moonshine has absorbed all the deliciousness, you’ll strain out the solids and add a touch of sweetness with sugar. A splash of lemon juice will balance out the sweetness and add a bright note to the drink.
And that’s it – you’ve made Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine! It’s a labor of love that requires time and patience, but the end result is worth every minute spent.
Enjoying Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine
Now that you have a bottle of this heavenly elixir, it’s time to enjoy it. Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine is best served chilled or over ice. The flavors intensify as it sits, so make sure to give it a little time to breathe before taking that first sip.
As you savor each sip, let the flavors transport you to a cozy kitchen filled with the aroma of freshly baked apple pie. Let the warmth of the spices and the sweetness of the apples envelop your senses. It’s a drink that brings people together, sparks conversations, and creates lasting memories.
1. How long does Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine last?
Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine can be stored in a cool, dark place for up to a year. However, it’s so delicious that it rarely lasts that long!
2. Can I use any type of apples?
You can use any type of apples for this recipe, but I recommend using a combination of tart and sweet varieties to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.
3. Can I adjust the sweetness of the moonshine?
Absolutely! If you prefer a sweeter moonshine, you can add more sugar during the infusion process. Just remember to taste and adjust as you go.
4. Can I add other spices to the moonshine?
While cinnamon is the star spice in this recipe, you can experiment with other warm spices like nutmeg or cloves. Just be mindful of the quantities, as a little goes a long way.
5. Can I gift Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine?
Definitely! Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine makes a wonderful homemade gift. Just make sure to package it in sterilized bottles and include a note with serving suggestions.
6. Can I use this moonshine in cocktails?
Absolutely! Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine can be used as a base for delicious cocktails. Mix it with ginger beer, apple cider, or even lemonade for a refreshing twist.
7. Can I make a non-alcoholic version of this drink?
If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the moonshine with sparkling apple juice or apple cider. The flavors won’t be exactly the same, but it will still be a delicious treat.
8. Can I freeze Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine?
I wouldn’t recommend freezing Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine, as it can affect the flavors and texture of the drink. It’s best enjoyed fresh or stored in a cool, dark place.
So, grab a bottle of moonshine, gather your ingredients, and embark on a journey to create your own batch of Grandma’s Apple Pie ‘Ala Mode’ Moonshine. It’s a drink that will warm your soul and bring joy to any occasion. Cheers!
Grandma's Apple Pie 'Ala Mode' Moonshine
- 64 ounces of apple cider
- 64 ounces of apple juice
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 1 whole clove
- 3 cups of 190 proof grain alcohol (e.g. , EverclearÂ®)
- 2 cups of vanilla vodka
- Collect all the necessary ingredients.
- In a large pot, combine apple cider, apple juice, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves. Place the pot over high heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool down completely.
- Once cooled, add grain alcohol and vanilla vodka to the mixture and stir well.
- Transfer the mixture into clean bottles or jars.
- Store the bottles or jars in the refrigerator.
- Serve and enjoy!