With the start of fall comes pumpkin spice everything and we're good with that. And if you've made your own batch of pumpkin pie spice, mixing up your own pumpkin spice moonshine shouldn't be far behind in your list of autumn DIY projects. This infused moonshine recipe uses pumpkin purée along with the ground pumpkin pie spices and apple cider to get that pure pumpkin taste in an adult beverage you and all your friends will love.

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The first step is to cook the pumpkin and spices. Mix the pumpkin purée, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and apple cider together in a large pot such as a dutch oven. Bring the ingredients to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes, then let the whole thing chill in the refrigerator until completely cooled. Once the pumpkin mix is cool, divide by pouring it carefully into six quart-sized mason jars (a large funnel is your friend here) and then add the vanilla vodka and moonshine on top of the pumpkin mixture until the jars are full.

Store for a few days to let the flavors infuse into the moonshine; if you can stand to wait longer, the longer this mixture sits, the better the infused moonshine tastes. When you're ready to serve, simply pour into your favorite glass, garnish with some of your homemade pumpkin spice blends and enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Moonshine 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes

Quart Mason Jars

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can pumpkin purée
  • 2.5 cups brown sugar
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 2.5 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 cups moonshine
  • 1 cup vanilla vodka

Instructions

In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients except the Moonshine and vanilla vodka.

Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

Chill in refrigerator until cooled completely.

Pour in quart mason jars. Add vanilla vodka and Moonshine among the jars until full, or desired alcohol amount is reached.

Notes

Like most infusions, the longer the jars sit, the better they will taste.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Moonshine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 997 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 127mg 5%
Potassium 1192mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 174g 58%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 165g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 127%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 14%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.