Cocktails with the Cult: Midnight Moon Apple Pie

No, this isn’t a sponsored post. You may have noticed by now that I don’t do sponsored posts. I just talk about the products I enjoy, because I’m a nice person.

A few months back, one of our neighbors brought us over a basket of awesome treats, including some amazing dulce de leche candies for the kids, and a jar of Apple Pie flavor Midnight Moon. Midnight Moon is a small batch distiller that makes moonshine. They make it from corn, and you can get it in just the plain old moonshine flavor, or you can get it like my jar of Apple Pie flavored moonshine, with juice (there’s several flavors, including blackberry, which I can’t wait to try) and spices. When I got the jar of Midnight Moon, I wasn’t at a place in treatment where I could drink alcohol, so I stuck the jar on our liquor shelf in our pantry and promptly forgot about it.

Fast forward to now. I’m cleaning out my pantry because there’s shit in there that expired in 2010 (oh hello old bag of pistachios that The Hubs bought and never ate because I stupidly put them in the back of the pantry where he’d never find them) and I come across the jar of Midnight Moon. And I thought, “MOONSHINE!” Because I’ve just finished binge-watching all of Boardwalk Empire (shit, you guys, that was a long series–it gets a little Scorcese for my taste the last couple episodes, but otherwise it’s good) and of course moonshine would go fantastic with Emily’s latest album, especially Big Butter and Egg Man.

Drinking straight moonshine sounded like it would be a bit much for me (I talk a big game, but seriously, I’m a lightweight) so I just started with a tiny sip to see what it tastes like. HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS, it’s like drinking apple pie! Loads of cinnamon and apple flavor, really delicious. On the other hand, that tiny sip plus the alcohol fumes coming off my glass was enough to make me buzzed. So then I then I thought, “Dude, I wonder what kind of delicious cocktail you could make with this?” Turns out, their website has recipes, so I don’t even need to make one up for you guys. Which is good, because I’m lazy. Thus, I give you a link to their recipes that you can make with their Apple Pie flavor. I’m partial to the Ginger Johnson, but let me know which one you like best in the comments. Cheers!