- Cherries1/2 lb
- Vanilla bean pods, scraped2
- Cherry Juice1/2 Cups
- Brown Sugar1/2 Cups
- Water1/2 Cups
- Cherries, pitted1/2 lb
- Everclear or Plain Moonshine750 Milliliters
- Cherry Pie Moonshine4 Ounces
- Club Soda4 Ounces
- Crushed ice
- Cherries, For Garnish
Cherry Simple Syrup
Combine cherries, vanilla bean pods, cherry juice, brown sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
Stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Strain cherry pits and vanilla bean pods. Set aside pods. Cool.
Cherry Pie Moonshine
Add 1/2 pound of pitted cherries to a large bowl. Smash with fork or the back of a wooden spoon. If you have muddling tools or a potato masher, either would work well.
Add the moonshine and Cherry Simple Syrup to the bowl. Stir to combine.
Store in 8-ounce mason jars. Slice vanilla pods so there is a segment to place in each jar.
Store in a cool, dark place, preferably your pantry.
Cherry Pie Cocktail
Combine Cherry Pie Moonshine and club soda in a glass. Stir to combine.
Add crushed ice and cherries for garnish, if desired.
As with all moonshine flavors and infusions, the longer it sits, the better it gets. Moonshine infusions will actually keep for up to a year, and months into infusing process will yield a delicious result.