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Apple Jack Recipe

Apple Jack is a sweet alcoholic beverage made from apples. It dates back to colonial America and is traditionally made using freeze distillation.


  • 4L apple juice
  • 1 tsp distillers yeast (high alc tolerance)
  • 1 tsp yeast nutrient
  • 3 cups of dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pectic enzyme
  • 350ml apple juice concentrate


  • Combine apple juice and dark sugar until all the sugar is dissolved
  • Stir in your yeast, nutrient, and pectic enzyme
  • Seal with an airlock and allow to ferment until the airlock stops bubbling (2-3 weeks)
  • Siphon off your fermentation into a clean container and add in your apple juice concentrate.
  • Transfer the liquid into one or more freezable containers and put it in the freezer for 1-2 days.
  • Remove the container from the freezer and allow the unfrozen liquid to drain out (this may take a few hours to drain completely).
  • Dispose of the ice and transfer the liquid back into the container and into the freezer.
  • Repeat the last three steps a few times until the liquid reaches 30-40% ABV
  • Bottle your finished product and enjoy! Remember to drink Apple Jack in moderation as by-products such as methanol and acetaldehyde haven’t been removed. These are safe to drink in small quantities but too much can lead to a really bad hangover or worse.