This tastes just like apple pie! Great in the autumn around a campfire or on a hay-ride. Put it in canning jars with rings and lids for that down-home country appeal.

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Ingredients

80
Original recipe yields 80 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the apple cider, apple juice, cinnamon sticks, and sugar into a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, and discard the cinnamon sticks. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then stir in the grain alcohol. Pour into quart-size canning jars, seal with the lids and rings, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Cook's Note:

You can store this in the refrigerator for at least 6 months. I've heard of people storing it for a year or more.

Nutrition Facts

99.5 calories; 0 g protein; 16.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 7.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2010
make sure your juice is COLD - below room temp- to avoid evaporating the alchohol Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2009
I really did not care for this drink recipe. I used Everclear and all I could taste (and smell) was the grain alcohol. I'm not sure what I could have tweaked to make the recipe more palatable. I served it to about 20 people and it received mixed reviews so perhaps it is just a matter of preference. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2010
make sure your juice is COLD - below room temp- to avoid evaporating the alchohol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2008
I tried this drink years ago while on vacation with friends and I had to have the recipe. I've made it several times and have only one suggestion. When transfering to bottles or jars use a new knee high nylon over a hand strainer to help cut down on the "pulp". You will have to rinse it often. Oh also try warming it up in the microwave. Thats the only way i drink it.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2008
This was very good and fragrant. Recieved compliments. Served in a crock pot and set the everclear on the side for people to choose to use it or not. Next time take the cinnamon sticks out afterboiling and put into cups. That way the presentation is still beautiful but the whole bowl isn't too cinnamon-y. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I have had this EXACT recipe for years and always have a steady supply in the fridge once deer hunting season comes around. We ARE deer camp. my tips--- SIMMER for 2-3 hours!!! put as much back in the gallon jugs after its finished. very easy to store in fridge and then just a screw cap on it. BUT make it a week or two ahead of time! then put 3 sticks in each gallon jugs and let it sit in the fridge- every couple days shake them up. this way you wont even taste the everclear- if you make it right you wont even know it has alcohol in it. the longer it sits the less alcohol you wil taste. as i dont like hard alcohol i make it early so i can celebrate a downed deer with my husband and all his friends! OH- and make SURE you have a big funnel-- that two bucks at walmart will prevent you from moping a huge mess up in the kitchen. good luck and enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
this was very good we gave it to our friends for the holidays. I let the juices simmer for an hour so the liquid would reduce. It worked out great. thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2010
I've had this before, but never made it. This was so easy and soooo good! Taking it on a canoe trip as well as keeping some for weekend campfires! Besides cin stix, I added several dashes of ground cinnamon & a little nutmeg, as well as followed someone elses suggestion to added a little vanilla after it cools... all I can say is FABULOUS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
Made this will apples from the tree outback - - one word - - AWESOME!! Wish I'd have made more while the apples were ripe - down to one little mason jar left and trying to make it last all winter isn't gonna work. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2009
I really did not care for this drink recipe. I used Everclear and all I could taste (and smell) was the grain alcohol. I'm not sure what I could have tweaked to make the recipe more palatable. I served it to about 20 people and it received mixed reviews so perhaps it is just a matter of preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
Excellent Flavor has quite the kick!! Great cold winters drink thats for sure. Read More
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