Canning alcoholic bev question
I'm new here and have done a search, but haven't found anything that helps. If this is a rehash, please forgive me.
I've just cooked another batch of "apple Pie" punch, which includes Apple juice, cider, cinnamon, and Everclear alcohol. The apple juice, cider and spices are cooked, then cooled before the alcohol is added. Yes, it tastes just like apple pie too.
Now, since we won't be drinking it all at once, I tried to can some. Hubby says that the heat from the waterbath canning will ruin the alcohol. As it's apple juice I was afraid that it may ferment if left to just stand. We've left this mix to stand for a month or so without troubles, but not any longer. I'd like this to "age" for about 6 months, until the fall for a gathering we'll be at.
OR is there enough alcohol in it to prevent the mix from fermenting? Is this okay for the hot water bath?
Thanks for any help.