A Marvelous Pumpkin Pie Moonshine Recipe

Pumpkin pie moonshine is a delightful seasonal concoction that captures the essence of fall in a bottle. This homemade recipe infuses the warm and spiced flavors of pumpkin pie into a spirited elixir. As always, be mindful of legal regulations surrounding distillation, and prioritize safety throughout the process. Now, let's embark on the journey of crafting your own pumpkin pie moonshine.

Ingredients and Equipment:


  • Pumpkin Puree: 1 can (15 ounces)
  • Brown Sugar: 1 cup
  • Granulated Sugar: 1 cup
  • Ground Cinnamon: 1 tablespoon
  • Ground Nutmeg: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Allspice: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Everclear or Grain Alcohol: 750 ml
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Optional: Whipped Cream for garnish


  • Large Pot or Brew Kettle
  • Whisk
  • Fine Mesh Strainer or Cheesecloth
  • Large Glass Jar with Lid
  • Funnel
  • Glass Bottles with Sealable Lids


1. Creating Pumpkin Base:

  1. In a large pot, combine pumpkin puree, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground allspice.
  2. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugars dissolve and the spices infuse into the pumpkin. Allow it to cool.

2. Infusing with Alcohol:

  1. Pour the cooled pumpkin mixture into a large glass jar.
  2. Add the Everclear or grain alcohol to the jar.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract for added depth.

3. Sealing and Resting:

  1. Seal the glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Allow the mixture to rest in a cool, dark place for at least 2-3 weeks to allow the flavors to meld. Shake the jar occasionally.

4. Straining:

  1. After the infusion period, strain the pumpkin pie moonshine using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any solids.
  2. Discard the strained solids.

5. Dilution:

  1. In a separate container, mix 2 cups of water.
  2. Gradually add the water to the strained pumpkin pie moonshine until you achieve the desired alcohol content and taste.

6. Bottling:

  1. Use a funnel to carefully transfer the pumpkin pie moonshine into glass bottles with sealable lids.

7. Optional Garnish:

  1. Serve the pumpkin pie moonshine in glasses and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream for a festive touch.


  1. Pumpkin Puree:

    • Use high-quality canned pumpkin puree for a consistent flavor profile.
  2. Spice Intensity:

    • Adjust the spice intensity by experimenting with the amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
  3. Alcohol Content:

    • Dilute the moonshine with water to reach your preferred alcohol content. This recipe allows for customization.
  4. Aging:

    • Allowing the pumpkin pie moonshine to age for a few weeks enhances the infusion of flavors.
  5. Serve Chilled:

    • For the best experience, serve the pumpkin pie moonshine chilled.
  6. Safety First:

    • Adhere to safety guidelines during the infusion process and ensure compliance with local regulations.

Crafting your own pumpkin pie moonshine is a festive and flavorful endeavor that brings the warmth of autumn to your homemade spirits collection. As you savor the results of your crafted elixir, may each sip be a celebration of the seasonal joys that inspired its creation. Cheers to the art of distillation and the delight of crafting your own spirited concoctions!

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