This recipe caught my fancy last month. For me apple cider is a drink I associate with winter. My wife liked it so much I made another batch this month. The recipe is simple. You add a gallon of cider and a couple of cinnamon sticks to a large, 6 quart crock pot. Cook on low for about eight hours and then add a bottle of Everclear. In Ohio Everclear is 151 proof and costs about $16. Mix thoroughly and then transfer to 5 quart jars. When you add in the apple cider and cinnamon the cost of a quart jar of Crock Pot Apple Pie Moonshine is about $4.80.
With the cold weather we have had recently, the hoses in our barn are now frozen. As a result I spend about thirty minutes hand watering the horses every night. It is cold. After this chore I enjoy a glass of this spiked cider as I let my body work its way back to room temperature.