Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
My mother's a descendent of Germans from Russia; the community makes a killer 'home brew'. This is a version made by our family friend, Terry Schutz, that is simple, easy, and delicious (and very potent; be careful!). Posting it here so I never lose it again!
- 1⁄2 gallon apple juice
- 1⁄2 gallon apple cider
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar (or to taste)
- 750 ml Everclear alcohol (or to taste)
- Heat the apple juice and apple cider together with the brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add Everclear; sample to ensure it is not too strong for your tastes.
- I have trouble getting these ingredients so I use 3 liters of apple juice and boil it and the sugar with a few cinnamon sticks, some cloves, and a small chunk of ginger. When it starts to smell like cider, remove from heat, then mix 1/2 liter of Everclear. Pour the mixture into bottles, and chill. DELICIOUS!