DIY Flavored Moonshines are all the rage right now which I’ll admit, had me a little confused. To make real moonshine requires distilling, which is illegal without very expensive permits. However, a little digging and I found out that these “DIY Moonshines” that everyone is going crazy for actually home-flavored vodkas and rums – no distilling required. So, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon with this easy DIY Peach Pie Moonshine.
Peach Pie Moonshine Recipe
I had a quick trip to Texas last year where I was able to actually enjoy my first glass (or three) of real moonshine. If you’ve never had moonshine, it has the same agave-base as tequila, but is much more palatable. The bartender made mine into a Moonshine Mule with gingerbeer which was absolutely delicious… but potent.
It would probably be more authentic to use tequila for the base of these flavored moonshines, but everyone seems to be more interested in using high-proof vodka – and I can’t blame them!
Using vodka as the base allows these DIY Flavored Moonshines to be easily customized to just about any flavor that you can imagine! (My friend Stacey who was actually with me in Texas when I had my first moonshine recently made this Sweet Tarts Moonshine using the same method I’m describing here.)
Plus it’s a lot more affordable to buy a high-proof, decent quality vodka than to buy a high-proof, decent quality tequila – and tequila is definitely tricky if you’re planning on serving this at a party or get-together with friends. (I think we can all agree, tequila is an acquired taste.)
And like all of my favorite things in life, I had to make this DIY flavored vodka sparkle with some glitter! I simply used edible glitter usually meant for baking or candy making and added it to the finished peach vodka. When you shake the jar, you can see the glitter swirl around – it looks absolutely magical and is definitely a fun touch if you’re planning on gifting your DIY Flavored Moonshine or serving it at a party.
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Ingredients for Peach-flavored Moonshine
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can swap out high-proof tequila or rum for the vodka.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Mason Jars
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Kitchen sieve
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make DIY Peach Pie Moonshine
In a large pot, bring juice, peaches w/ syrup, brown sugar, and to a boil.
Reduce your heat on medium and let simmer for 20-25 minutes until reduced by half (watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn).
Remove from stove and set to the side to allow the mixture to cool to room temp.
Once at room temperature, pour the mixture through a strainer layered with cheesecloth to remove peaches and any pieces of cinnamon sticks.
Combine the peach simple syrup with peach schnapps and everclear.
Pour your moonshine into the mason jars.
Place lids on jars and allow to sit in a cool, dry place for 1 week to 1 month before enjoying.
Pour through a strainer layered with a cheesecloth to remove any impurities, if needed.
Grab your free printable for this easy DIY peach-flavored alcohol recipe:
- 1 can sliced peaches in heavy syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup peach juice
- 4 teaspoons simple syrup
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups 180+ proof vodka
- 1 cup peach schnapps 750
- 2 vials edible gold glitter, optional
- In a large pot, bring juice, peaches w/ syrup, brown sugar, and to a boil.
- Reduce your heat on medium and let simmer for 20-25 minutes until reduced by half (watch it carefully so it doesn't burn).
- Remove from stove and set to the side to allow the mixture to cool to room temp.
- Once at room temperature, pour the mixture through a strainer layered with cheesecloth to remove peaches and any pieces of cinnamon sticks.
- Combine the peach simple syrup with peach schnapps and everclear.
- Pour your moonshine into the mason jars.
- Place lids on jars and allow to sit in a cool, dry place for 1 week to 1 month before enjoying.
- Pour through a strainer layered with a cheesecloth to remove any impurities, if needed.
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Simply Peach, 52 fl oz, Peach Juice Drink, Not from Concentrate
Omishome Complete Bartender Mixology Kit - Elegant Gold Finish Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set with Bamboo Stand and 6 BONUS Sturdy Stainless Steel Straws - A Superb Bartending Set
Dekuyper Peachtree, 750 ml, 43 proof
Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Cinnamon Sticks, Whole, 1.5 Ounces
Cascadian Farm, Sliced Peaches, Organic, 10 oz (Frozen)
Wilton Edible Glitter Shimmer Dust, Set of 3
Smirnoff Vodka, 750 ml, 80 Proof
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
What do you think? Are you interested in making your own DIY Flavored alcohol?