Hot Apple Pie Drink Recipe

I found this recipe on, then made and canned this recently, and it’s been getting rave reviews!  It’s a deliciously spiked fall drink that can be served cool or warm (not hot!). With the high proof alcohol, this drink can last for six months or more in the fridge, so spread out the enjoyment. PS: Don’t fret. Even though there is high-proof alcohol, it’s cut well.


Give Hot Apple Pie away as a hostess gift or fun present. Just tie a bow on it and attach a cinnamon stick and leaf or other detail!

1 gal apple juice
1 gal apple cider
3 c white sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 bottle (750 ml) 190 proof grain alcohol

In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely. When juice mixture is cool, stir in the grain alcohol.

One Response to “Hot Apple Pie Drink Recipe”

  • R.:

    This is a great basic recipe. However, it only comes out to about 40 proof, or 20% alcohol. I wanted to crank up the ABV and lower the sugar, and instead used this:

    32 oz apple juice
    32 oz apple cider
    8 cinnamon sticks
    2 cups brown sugar
    2 bottles (est 50 oz./ 1500ml) 190 proof grain alcohol

    Result: Est 45% ABV/ 90 Proof Alcohol

    Boil juice, cider, cinnamon sticks for about 20 mins, stire in sugar. Let cool completely (first on counter, then covered in fridge), then add everclear.

    Made three (3) 32oz bottles- two to friends, one to age in cupboard.
    We used Ikea “EZ-Cap” 32oz bottles (4$/ea), and for decoration, we added wire ribbon “lipstick” – the pattern of classic picnic red/white cloth, and a product description tag attached with thin twine. They came out VERY nice.

    Due to the bottles being so large, I might put them in 1/2 pint (8oz) mason jars instead next time, and have many smaller gifts instead of a few large ones. We’ll cover the tops (before putting on the ring) with the same picnic-color fabric.

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