Cherry Pie Moonshine 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

8-ounce mason jars


  • Cherry Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 lb cherries
  • 2 vanilla bean pods, scraped
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Cherry Pie Moonshine
  • 1/2 lb cherries, pitted
  • 750 ML Everclear or plain moonshine
  • Cherry Pie Cocktail
  • 4 oz Cherry Pie Moonshine
  • 4 oz club soda
  • Crushed ice
  • Cherries, for garnish


Cherry Simple Syrup

Combine cherries, vanilla bean pods, cherry juice, brown sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat.

Stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Strain cherry pits and vanilla bean pods. Set aside pods. Cool.

Cherry Pie Moonshine

Add 1/2 pound of pitted cherries to a large bowl. Smash with fork or the back of a wooden spoon. If you have muddling tools or a potato masher, either would work well.

Add the moonshine and Cherry Simple Syrup to the bowl. Stir to combine.

Store in 8-ounce mason jars. Slice vanilla pods so there is a segment to place in each jar.

Store in a cool, dark place, preferably your pantry.

Cherry Pie Cocktail

Combine Cherry Pie Moonshine and club soda in a glass. Stir to combine.

Add crushed ice and cherries for garnish, if desired.


As with all moonshine flavors and infusions, the longer it sits, the better it gets. Moonshine infusions will actually keep for up to a year, and months into the infusing process will yield a delicious result.