The saying goes: It’s as American as apple pie.
Well, this recipe is even better than that. It’s apple pie. With alcohol.
This drink recipe was first introduced to me by one of my best friends, Joe. He was a groomsman in our wedding. As we were eating dinner, Bryce taps me on the shoulder and hands me a flask. Being that it’s my wedding, and it’s a rockin’ party, I took a drink. What I found was pure deliciousness.
What was in there? Apple Pie.
It tastes exactly like a slice of pie in liquid form. But adding some everclear makes it potentially dangerous. You gotta watch yourself if you make a batch.
Here’s the recipe:
1 gallon apple juice
1 galle apple cider
6 cinnamon sticks
4 cups sugar
1 fifth Everclear (also known as a 750ml bottle)
Boil the juice, cider, cinnamon, and sugar, until it’s at a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool completely, then add the Everclear. If you add it when it’s still warm or hot, it could cook out all the alcohol. Serve ice cold.
Bryce and I waited about two years after our wedding before we made a batch of our own. And it was still as delicious as we remembered. We ended up taking a batch to several weddings this summer, and passing the recipe around as well. (I can’t even remember how many people I’ve sent this recipe to!)
It’s also great without the alcohol, so if you’re having kids around, there’s always that option.
Give it a shot (no pun intended), it won’t let you down! Until maybe the next morning. Enjoy!