Recipe: Apple Pie Shine

Apple Pie Shine Recipe

This is a recipe for an incredibly simple "Apple Pie Shine" which combines a neutral spirit with other readily available ingredients. ABV will vary depending on your neutral spirit, but a word of caution - this one is extremely easy to drink!


  • 2 L Apple Juice
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 6+ Cinnamon Sticks
  • Honey (Optional; we don't recommend adding more than 40g)
  • 5x Whole Cloves
  • ½ Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 500 ml 90% ABV Neutral Spirit
  • 5x 500 ml Mason Jars for Storage


  1. Combine the apple juice, cinnamon sticks, vanilla and cloves to a large pot and bring to a boil (If using honey, add this just before it reaches boiling point.)

  2. Boil (covered) for 10 to 15 minutes before turning off the heat.

  3. Once it completely cools down, add the Neutral Spirit and mix.

  4. Pour into your mason jars through a strainer, then add 1x Cinnamon stick to each jar for storing.
  5. Place in the fridge - this tastes great straight away, but leaving it for a few weeks really brings out the flavours!