Wine and Fruit Recipes

Wine/Brandy Recipe Walkthrough Guides For Home Distilling

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Below you’ll find some amazing recipe guides that we’ve discovered throughout the distilling community.  Try them for yourself and let us know how your batch turns out!

How to Make Brandy Recipe

Making moonshine is an art that has roots stretching thousands of years into our past. Getting hands on with this process is a way to experience history first-hand. The overall process is relatively simple on its face. However, as with so many things, once you begin the process of trial and error you will learn the nuances that can make is quite challenging. Starting off the process with the right moonshine ingredients will make all the difference in the spirits that you’ll be able to create.  A quick and simple overview of the process of making moonshine is as follows:

Procedure

  • Gather Your Materials and Moonshine Ingredients
  • Mix Your Chosen Type of Mash
  • Ferment Your Mash
  • Prepare Your Still
  • Transfer Fermented Mash to Your Still
  • Run Your Still
  • Separate Foreshots, Heads, Hearts, and Tails
  • Clean Your Still

For a more complete guide on making moonshine, check out our how to make brandy article. We also have complete guides on how to make vodka, how to make rum, and how to make gin.

Wine and Fruit Based Recipes

Below you’ll find some amazing wine recipes, brandy recipes and fruit mash recipe guides that we’ve discovered throughout the distilling community.  Try them for yourself and let us know how your batch of shine turns out!

Base Brandy Ingredients and Materials

In this guide, we give you a step-by-step recipe for making a delicious batch of brandy

Peach Moonshine Recipe feature image

Learn how to make your own homemade peach moonshine in this step-by-step easy to perform recipe guide.

Blueberry Moonshine Recipe feature image

Ever wanted to make your own batch of blueberry moonshine? Well look no further than our easy to follow guide here.

Watermelon Wine Recipe listing

This is a delicious and refreshing wine that you can throw into a still and make into a watermelon brandy if you want.

Peach Moonshine Recipe

Peach Moonshine Recipe
A good peach moonshine recipe starts with quality peaches.  Use peaches from your local farmers market or fruit stand and as a result you’ll have the freshest ingredients. Support your local farmers and the fruits of their labor. We have listed a couple ways to make simple peach moonshine recipes.

peach moonshine recipe using peaches, sugar and water

Ingredients ;

20lbs of peaches ( remove pits )

6 lbs of granulated sugar or even better use cane sugar or raw sugar

6 gallons of water

2 packets of champagne yeast 10 grams or 1 packet of Pot Still Turbo with Pectic Enzyme

Remove pits and mash up the peaches in a 10 gallon stock pot then add 6 gallons of water. Put over heat until temperature comes up to 150F then add sugar. Keep stirring so solids don’t stick and burn to the bottom. After sugar is completely dissolved turn the heat off and let the mixture cool to 80F then put in fermenter and add yeast. Use an air lock on fermenter and ferment 5 days. Estimated ABV should be 12%-15%. Strain and distill through a pot still. Keep a quart of your sugar peach mixture in the fridge to flavor back after distillation. Throw in a cinnamon stick for the peach cobbler taste. Have fun and mix it up to make your own signature peach moonshine recipe.

Making a peach moonshine with sugar shine. Peach Cobbler Moonshine

sugar wash recipe;

Ingredients;

5.5 gallons of water

18 lbs of granulated sugar

1 packet of Mile Hi Distilling 48 Hour Turbo Yeast

This fermentation will have an estimated  alcohol by volume of 18%-20%

put 5.5 gallons of 110F water into your fermenter and add 18 lbs of sugar. Stir until dissolved. Let temperature of sugar water come down to 80F then add one packet of 48 Hour Turbo Yeast.  Let ferment for 5 days then distill through a reflux still to make high percentage neutral spirit. Blend peach juice, peaches, spices, sugar and vodka or neutral spirit to flavor.

Clear Peach Moonshine Recipe

Peach moonshine recipes that are simple and user friendly. A good clear peach moonshine recipe starts with quality peaches.

Clear peach moonshine recipe using peaches, sugar and water

Ingredients ;

20lbs of peaches ( remove pits )

6 lbs of granulated sugar or even better use cane sugar or raw sugar

6 gallons of water

2 packets of champagne yeast 10 grams or 1 packet of Pot Still Turbo with Pectic Enzyme

Remove pits and mash up the peaches in a 10 gallon stock pot then add 6 gallons of water. Put over heat until temperature comes up to 150F then add sugar. Keep stirring so solids don’t stick and burn to the bottom. After sugar is completely dissolved turn the heat off and let the mixture cool to 80F then put in fermenter and add yeast. Use an air lock on fermenter and ferment 7 days. Estimated ABV should be 12%-15%. Strain through brew bag or strainer then through cheesecloth. Distill through a pot still. Pot still will carry over flavor well and the product will come out clear just like a peach brandy but it will be a clear peach moonshine.

Key Lime Moonshine Recipe

Ingredients:

Sugar

Key lime juice

Vanilla

Coconut extract

Moonshine neutral spirit of vodka neutral spirit

Directions:

Put 1.5 cups of water in a pot on the stove with 1 cup of sugar and bring to a boil stirring continuously so the sugar dissolves in the water. Add 3 TBSP of key lime juice or lime juice. ¼ tsp of vanilla extract and ½ tsp of coconut extract. Let simmer for 3 minutes then cool to room temperature. Pour contents into a one quart mason jar and top off with moonshine neutral spirit or vodka neutral spirit. Refrigerate then enjoy.

Lemon Cream Moonshine Recipe

Ingredients:

Sugar

Lemon juice

lemon

Coffee creamer ( powdered, regular flavor )

Moonshine neutral spirit or vodka neutral spirit

Directions:

Put 1.5 cup of water in a pot on the stove with 1 cup of sugar and bring to a boil stirring continuously so the sugar dissolves in the water. Add 4 TBSP of Lemon juice. 2 TBSP of coffee creamer ( powdered, regular flavor ). Squeeze ½ fresh lemon into the mixture. Let simmer for 3 minutes then cool to room temperature. Pour contents into a one quart mason jar and top off with 140 proof moonshine neutral spirit or vodka neutral spirit. Should end up at about 80 proof.  Remove pulp from lemon and twist rind into the jar and leave in the jar. Place in the freezer, shake before drinking. A nice summertime treat.

This recipe can be easily adjusted up or down with creamer and or sugar to get the taste you like. Experiment to create your moonshine recipes.

Amaretto Recipe

First make some neutral spirit using a cane sugar wash or you can use vodka.

Ingredients;

2 cups of water

1.5 cups of moonshine, neutral spirit, or vodka at 80% to 90% alcohol

1.5 cups of white sugar

1 cup of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of almond extract

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 oz of glycerin

Directions;

put water and sugars in a pan bring to a boil over medium heat stirring continuously until all sugars have dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then add 2 tablespoons of almond extract, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1 oz of glycerin, and the moonshine or vodka.

pour into a bottle or jar with lid and store in refrigerator.

It is legal to own a moonshine still or alcohol still, but illegal to produce and sell alcohol without a proper license.