Mine is very simple and easy and comes out great.
Gallon of Apple Juice
Gallon of Quality apple cider
3 cups of sugar
mix that all together with 6 (give or take) cinnamon sticks and boil for an hour. Cool ( you can cool over night, up to you. Then, mix in about 3/4's of a fifth of 151, everclear, and bottle however you wish. I like putting it in mason jars with screw on tops.