Candy Cane Moonshine Recipe

Candy Cane Moonshine Recipe

Candy canes are a classic holiday treat. They can be used for many purposes, including eating and decorating. Another thing you can do with them is break them down into a fun, seasonal holiday beverage. Candy Cane Moonshine is a flavorful, minty drink with a vivid red color that really easy reflects the holiday season. This moonshine is very easy to make, with this one being made with Everclear instead of the traditional whiskey that’s usually used. Once you have prepared the moonshine, it needs to age for a week before it’s ready to drink. It makes for a fun treat as well as an amusing gift for folks that enjoy so you’ll want to get started making it as soon as possible.  Here’s instructions on how to make it.

Candy Cane Moonshine

Equipment Needed 

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  • mason jars
  • strainer
  • large pitcher

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Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp simple syrup ( tbsp. in each jar )
  • 4 cups Everclear ( 1 cup in each jar )
  • 16 candy cane sticks ( 4 in each jar )
  • 4 tbsp candy cane syrup ( tbsp. in each jar )

Candy Cane Moonshine Recipe

Instructions

Fill your mason jar with candy canes.

Add the simple syrup and candy cane syrup into each jar.

Pour the Everclear into each jar until full.

Place the the moonshine in the refrigerator and let it sit for a week before usage.

Drain the liquid into a pitcher using a strainer.

You want to remove all the remains of the candy.

Pour the liquor back into your mason jars and shake to combine.

Enjoy!

Candy Cane Moonshine Recipe

19 Comments

  1. It turned out with a really pretty color of red for the holidays. For those who drink I am sure they will enjoy making and serving this beverage over the holidays.

  2. This turned out really pretty. I love the red, it’s perfect for the holidays. I am totally not crafty at all, so I appreciate seeing what other people can do.

  3. this is such a great recipe for the holidays! I think most people love the taste of candy canes. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

  4. I don’t know if I’ve ever had Moonshine! But this recipe sounds great and easy enough. I love the idea of a candy cane flavor. This would make for a fun gift too.

  5. I’m in North Carolina so I grew up knowing about moonshine and hearing crazy stories to go along with it! I love how you created a DIY recipe for it – especially using something as yummy as candy canes!

  6. Looks like a really delicious drink I’d enjoy. I love the sweet, peppermint candy cane flavor with the liquor!

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