Are you looking for yet another way to drink your calories, feel super basic and fall-ish all at the same time? Look no further than a recipe close to home—your crazy grandmother’s recipe on how to make apple pie in a jar, or as “fresh college kids” like to call it, apple pie shots. Take these to your next barn dance or fall social gathering and make all your friends jealous of your boiling skills.
What You’ll Need:
– 3/4 cup white sugar
– 1/2 gallon apple cider
– 1/2 gallon apple juice
– 1/2 bottle of Everclear grain alcohol (190 proof, anything less is pussy shit.)
– 1/2 apple, sliced into thin slices
– 3 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
– 1/2 lemon, thickly sliced
– 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
About 20 minutes for prep, and about 4 hours to chill, bro.
The amount of sugar in this is comparable to the contents of an obese first grader’s Teenage Mutant Ninja lunchbox. But hey, there’s also fruit, so don’t worry about it too much.
Let’s Get Baked:
– Place apple cider, apple juice, sugar and cinnamon sticks into a large pot.
– Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
– Stir until sugar has dissolved.
– Reduce heat, and add in the lemon and the apple.
– Simmer for 10 minutes.
– Turn off heat and remove cinnamon sticks.
– Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
– Add the entire bottle of Everclear.
– Pour into cups or jars, leaving the fruit in the pot.
– Optional: garnish drink with fresh cranberries and/or extra slices of lemon.
The really great thing about this recipe is that you can store the cider for up to six months. The insanely high alcohol content in the mixture makes it eternally fresh and ready to be consumed at all hours of the day, all the way until next spring. Cheers.
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