Pour yourself a zero proof drink with this recipe!

Laurie Hamame | Lorain County Community Guide
Sgt. Pablo Cruz serves the event’s winning drink, a non-alcoholic moonshine.

The Thin Blue Line Shine was the People’s Choice winner at the 2018 Zero Proof Mix-Off, held Dec. 6 at Lorain County Community College. It was mixed by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Here’s the recipe:

• 1/2 gallon apple cider
• 1/2 gallon apple juice
• 4 cinnamon sticks
• 1 whole clove
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 2 tsp. vanilla extract
• Whipped cream (optional)
• Caramel sauce (optional)

Bring the apple cider, apple juice, cinnamon sticks, whole clove, white sugar, and brown sugar to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely. Stir vanilla into cooled mixture. Pour into jars and refrigerate. Serve hot or cold, top with whipped cream and caramel garnish if desired.