As i’m sitting here typing this up, i’m also attempting to cook with chorizo for the third time. Incidentally, it is expected to become the third chorizo failure. Fortunately, that’s not the point of this post (and at this rate, never will be the point). The point of this post is a recent mother suggested a blog to document my cooking shenanigans and i figured, “eh, what’s the worst that could happen?”*. So, here we are…

I envision this blog will allow me to share my culinary wisdom *snicker* and ignorance, random recipes that were discovered, and serve as a cooking journal to help with my CRS. A word of warning: if you’re a health fanatic or absolutely abhor alcohol, you may want to leave now. Anyways, in order to start this off right, “Tinklee’s Apple Pie Moonshine”:

As first discovered on the All Recipes app (also can be found at this recipe sounds like a winner. Sadly, this one needs to age for ~2 months, so it’ll be a bit before a verdict can be offered (and you need to wait a couple hours during step 2… kinda like what i’m doing right now…). So without further ado:


½ gallon · pasteurized apple juice
½ gallon · apple cider
1 ½ cup · granulated sugar
½ cup · dark brown sugar
4 stick · cinnamon
1 can · sliced apples (in fruit juice)
2 cup · 190proof everclear/puregrain/ or moonshine (used everclear)
¼ cup · fireball

Combine the apple stuff, sugars, and cinnamon. Bring to boil. Let simmer (covered) for 30 mins. Remove from heat and cool on own for 4 – 6 hours (patience is over-rated). Add alcohol and can (use a coffee filter or something and add an apple slice to each can). Let it age (aka, hurry up and wait).

Oh, and i was right about the chorizo.

* Realistically, the odds of a zombie apocalypse are low enough that this is worth the risk.