Four years ago, pre-kids, I found myself in a log cabin with family in Keystone, Colorado. We were spending a few days skiing and just enjoying some good quality family time. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a “great skier” and sometimes the thought of falling truly terrifies me to no end. After a couple of good runs, I started to get a little cocky and felt comfortable as we got further into the day. I was heading down the mountain at a relatively good speed and hit a patch of ice near the bottom. I’m not sure how many times I tumbled on the flat surface but I do know that it knocked the breath out of me.
Bystanders came to my aid but I quickly waved them off letting them know I would be OK. By the time my husband reached me I was bawling and told him that I hurt so bad on my back end. I decided at this moment that I was officially done skiing on the trip and I took the gondola back down the mountain.
That evening I was in EXTREME pain from that fall. Luckily, my sister in law had brought a batch of homemade apple pie moonshine along for the trip. After a quick walk to the local hot tub, I was in heaven with an unlimited supply of apple pie moonshine at my disposal and bubbling hot water to help with my aches.
I don’t think I felt any more pain the rest of the night. Now the next morning is a different story.
This Apple Pie Moonshine is easy to prepare and is perfect for any large gathering or holiday party.
2 quarts apple juice
2 quarts apple cider
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 1/3 cups everclear
1 1/2 cups whipped cream vodka