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Caramel Apple Moonshine

We're rather fond of infused moonshine, but this caramel apple moonshine recipe doesn't require a few weeks to gain the perfect apple flavor. And that means it's the best of everything autumn in a cocktail recipe, great for sipping beside a bonfire or after a visit to the pumpkin patch. Serve it with other yummy apple treats at your grown-up Halloween party instead of bobbing for apples, too.

Caramel apple moonshine is easy and fast to make. Pour equal amounts of apple juice and apple cider in a cocktail shaker, then add cinnamon, moonshine (in a pinch you can use Everclear) and caramel vodka. Shake everything together for 15 seconds, then pour into two glasses and serve.

You can have some fun with the glasses and garnish for this DIY cocktail. One idea is to sugar the rim of the glass with brown sugar and sprinkle apple pie spice on top of the drink. You might add cinnamon sticks (especially if want to serve the drink warm) or even caramel candies on a toothpick. You can serve the drink in mason jars, mugs or other cocktail glasses.

Caramel Apple Moonshine

What makes this Caramel Apple Moonshine great is the fact you can enjoy it either cool or warmed. We prefer it cool, just because it's still hot outside!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 oz moonshine
  • 2 oz caramel vodka


  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice combine the apple juice, apple cider, cinnamon, moonshine, and caramel vodka. Shake for 15 seconds. Pour into 2 glasses and serve.


If you would like to enjoy this warmed, heat up the apple juice, cider, and cinnamon in a pot. Then pour into mugs along with the moonshine and vodka.
Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon as a garnish.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Caramel Apple Moonshine with Fried Apple Fritters for an apple treat.
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Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 0.04gFat: 0.05gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.004gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 4.1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.4mg