You're sure to make a ton of friends if you bring a bottle of this homemade blueberry pie moonshine to your next gathering.
A while back, I published a homemade apple pie moonshine recipe and it spread through Facebook and Twitter like wildfire. If you had the opportunity to try it, you probably found that it did taste just like an apple pie. It's a fairly sugary mixed drink and the alcohol is dangerously hidden behind every sip.
In this recipe for homemade blueberry pie moonshine, the alcohol taste is not so subtle. Actually, it comes right out and smacks you in the face, but then goes easily down with a nice full blueberry aftertaste. Blueberry pie moonshine is more my style, as it's designed to be a slow sipper instead of a big gulper like the apple pie can turn out to be.
To get this started, let me first go on record and say again, this is not real homemade moonshine. This is a very strong mixed drink that can have the appearance of moonshine, since it is stored in a jar like the real stuff.
- 1/2 bottle of 190-proof Everclear (750ml)
- 1/2 cup of vanilla whipped vodka
- 1 can of blueberry pie filling
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 gallon of blueberry juice or juice cocktail (found at any grocery store)
- 1 tub of blueberries
- 5 cinnamon sticks
Begin by bringing the juice, cinnamon sticks, and whole blueberries to a slow simmer in a large soup pot.
When simmering, add in the brown sugar and one can of blueberry pie filling. Stir slowly and continue to simmer for about 25 minutes.
When the blueberries are soft and the all the sugars are dissolved, turn the heat off and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
Once at room temperature, add in 1/2 cup of vanilla whipped vodka, and about half of the bottle of Everclear.
Transfer the moonshine into 1 quart jars and store in the refrigerator for at least five days before drinking.
This will be a much harsher drink than the apple pie moonshine, so be ready for that. The blueberries just don't hide the strong alcohol taste, however with slow sips, this drink is delicious. The longer it ages in the fridge, the better it will be.
I would suggest at least three or four days. This recipe, as listed, will make just over 3 quarts. You may need to experiment with the amount of Everclear to add to this recipe. I enjoy bourbon and rum straight up, so stronger tasting drinks are right up my alley.
There are some variations to this homemade moonshine that I have found as well:
- Use about 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract instead of the vodka.
- Strain the blueberries out of the mixture. However, I like putting the blueberries in the jars and eating them later...
- Use white sugar instead of brown. It will taste a little more like juice and not so much like pie, though.