Category Archives: 23. Beverages

Apple Pie Moonshine


Apple Pie Moonshine

Makes about 15 Pint Jars


A 750-milliliter bottle of 190-proof Everclear or high-proof vodka if that’s all you can get

2 cups of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

1 gallon apple cider

1 quart apple juice

3 cups brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

10 cinnamon sticks

Mason jars with lids


Combine the cinnamon sticks, apple cider, and apple juice in the large pot

Bring it to a mild simmer and add in the sugars

Continue to stir slowly for about 5-10 minutes until all the sugar is dissolved

Turn the heat off and allow the apple cider mixture to cool down to room temperature

Allow it several hours to reach a lower temperature. If you add in the alcohol too soon, the higher temperature will evaporate some of the alcohol content

Once the mixture is at room temperature, stir in the Everclear and the rum

Add your apple pie moonshine into the mason jars

You can also put a cinnamon stick in each of the jars

I let mine set for several weeks in the back of the fridge for all the flavors to blend

You can use any size jars you like.  I use half pint jars to make them serving size


Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa



Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa


1.5 cups heavy whipping cream

1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk

6 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups of milk chocolate chips


Stir together the whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips in a 5 quart crock pot

Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally with whisk, until mixture is hot and chocolate chips are melted

Once it is heated through and chocolate is melted, switch the slow cooker to the warm setting

Stir again before serving.  If you have trouble getting the chocolate to melt, turn to high temporarily

Garnish individual cups of hot chocolate with whipped cream or marshmallows

Fresh Ginger Tea


The fresher, the better!


Peel and Slice Fresh Ginger into about the thickness of a quarter

We use about 10-15 slices per serving


Bring Ginger and Water to a boil

Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 15 minutes

Strain and serve with Organic Agave Nectar for a touch of sweetness


Lemon Aid


2 peeled lemons cut in half
2 big spoonfuls of honey
24 ice cubes
1 teaspoon turmeric
Put everything into the vita-mix or blender, and blend on HIGH


You can add more ice and drink as is
I froze everything into ice cube trays
You can add a few cubes into a glass of water or Ginger Ale for a refreshing drink.