Pumpkin pie spice may be everywhere these days, from coffee creamers to beer to butter, but there's one pumpkin pie recipe that, when mixed with homemade moonshine or Everclear grain alcohol, rules the rest. Pumpkin Spice Moonshine, or Pumpkin Pie Moonshine if you prefer, is a play on the classic Apple Pie Moonshine that is a staple at autumn and holiday celebrations across the country.
So round up your mason jars, take your grandaddy's family recipe for moonshine, and give it a full fall makeover with this delicious take on pumpkin pie. Pumpkin Spice Moonshine will have you swooning (and sleeping, if you drink too much) over the delicious fall flavors. Ground cloves, ground ginger, and dark brown sugar create rich, spiced taste, and the addition of vanilla vodka can be substituted with whipped cream vodka or even just vanilla extract. This moonshine recipe is incredibly adaptable to your specific tastes, so play around with your pumpkin pie spice mix.
Though apple cider plays an important part, it's the pumpkin purée that adds color and flavor in a way that's unlike anything we've ever tried. You could use pumpkin juice and apple juice concentrate for a heavier flavor, but we love the lightness of the pure pumpkin purée. Be sure to fish out those cinnamon sticks from your Dutch oven or your large stockpot, and add them to the individual jars.
This article was originally published on September 28, 2017