Crock-Pot Cherry Pie Moonshine
I found the cans of Cherries in Heavy Syrup in by the pie fillings section of the grocery store. Not every store carries this and it took a couple of stores before I found them. The cherry juice was another issue in finding it. I finally found an organic cherry juice.
If you make your own juices and can your own fruit, that would work too.
Grain alcohol is sold locally as Everclear. It is 190 proof and carries quite the punch. If you choose not to use grain alcohol you can use vodka instead. The taste is pretty similar and vodka does not have quite as much proof.
You can drink this Cherry Pie Moonshine immediately, or allow it to sit in the refrigerator or on a shelf for 2 or more weeks. The longer it sits, the better the flavor. Strain out the cherries before you drink it…but do not throw them away! The cherries will have a high alcohol content and are tasty! It is shelf stable so there is no need to seal the jars or worry about the liquid going bad.
This is one of those recipes that is fun to make and bring to a gathering. It is an adult beverage.