Cider Recipes

Cider BBQ sauce

Cider BBQ Sauce

By Emily Kovach | June 22, 2021
Cider Granita

Ginger Cider Granita

By Emily Kovach | February 1, 2021

Hard Cider Chicken with Bacon and Apples

By Emily Kovach | December 14, 2020

5 Cider Cocktail Recipes for Late Winter

By Emily Kovach | December 14, 2020

Angry Spiced Rum

By Emily Kovach | December 14, 2020
Cider Citrus Vinaigrette

Winter Citrus Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

By Emily Kovach | December 4, 2020

Forget Wine—Drink Hard Cider this Thanksgiving

By Emily Kovach | November 13, 2020
sage compound butter

Cider Sage Compound Butter

By Emily Kovach | November 3, 2020

Hard Cider Spritz

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020

Apple Cider and Rum Punch

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020
caramel apple crisp

Cider Caramel Apple Crisp

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020

Warm Up With Cider Cocktails

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020
maple cider bread

Maple Cider Bread with Salted Maple Butter

By Emily Kovach | October 7, 2020
Cider Brussels

Cider Braised Brussels Sprouts

By Emily Kovach | October 6, 2020
cider cheese sauce

Hard Cider Cheese Sauce with Soft Pretzels

By Emily Kovach | October 5, 2020

The Drunken Pumpkin Cocktail

By Emily Kovach | September 25, 2020

Hard Cider Pork Stew

By Jason Tremblay | September 11, 2020

Hard Cider Jello Shots

By Emily Kovach | August 18, 2020

Hard Cider Ice Cream Float

By Emily Kovach | August 18, 2020
Negroni Cider Pops

Grapefruit Cider Negroni Pops

By Emily Kovach | August 18, 2020

Farmer’s Punch

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Cider Collins

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Smashed Berry Rosé Cider Spritz

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Chéri Temple

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Gluten-Free Apple Cider Maple Coffee Cake

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Ice Cream Cider Float

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Rosé Lemonade

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Woodchuck Tall Can Chili Pepper Sauce

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Sidro Spritz

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Orchard Rosé Refresher

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020
Cider Mint Julep

Cider Mint Julep

By Emily Kovach | May 6, 2020
Ciderita

Jalapeño Pitcher Ciderita

By Emily Kovach | May 3, 2020
cider chicken taco recipe

Simple Slow-Cooker Cider Chicken Tacos

By Emily Kovach | April 30, 2020
cider poached pears

Cider Poached Pears

By Emily Kovach | March 31, 2020

Five Super-Fresh Cider Cocktails

By Emily Kovach | March 11, 2020

Refreshing Hard Cider Cocktails That Will Make You Rethink Cider Season

By Emily Kovach | March 11, 2020

Hard Cider Mustard

By Emily Kovach | January 27, 2020

Braised Bockwurst and Warm Vegetable-Hard Cider ‘Kraut with German Style Potatoes

By Emily Kovach | January 27, 2020

Mulled Hard Pear Cider

By Emily Kovach | January 27, 2020

Wassail

By Emily Kovach | January 27, 2020

Fallen Apple Cocktail

By Emily Kovach | January 26, 2020

How to Make Hard Apple Cider Jelly

By Emily Kovach | January 8, 2020

Hard Cider-Marinated Pork Chops with Hard Cider Quinoa Apple Salad

By Emily Kovach | January 8, 2020

Boozy Baking with Hard Cider

By Emily Kovach | January 8, 2020
Cider Pickled Onions

Cider Pickled Onions

By Emily Kovach | January 8, 2020

Fruit Belt Boulevardier

By Emily Kovach | December 26, 2019

Cider-Braised Drumsticks with Bacon, Fennel & Apples

By Emily Kovach | December 3, 2019

Sea Salt Hard Cider Caramels

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

Spiced Pear Cider with Ginger

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

Young Buck Cider Cocktail

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

5 Spritzy Hard Cider Cocktails

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

Saucy Santa Cider Cocktail

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

Spiced Hard Apple Cider

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

Gameday Sangria

By Emily Kovach | November 30, 2019

Cranberry Ginger Cider Cocktail

By Emily Kovach | November 12, 2019

Hard Cider Gravy

By Emily Kovach | November 11, 2019
cider brined turkey

Hard Cider Brine for the Tastiest Turkey Ever

By Emily Kovach | November 7, 2019

Bread Pudding with Apples and Hard Cider

By Emily Kovach | November 6, 2019
Cider Glazed Ham

Cider Glazed Ham

By Emily Kovach | November 2, 2019

Cider Cheese Fondue

By Emily Kovach | November 1, 2019
Cider Cranberry Relish

Cider Cranberry Relish

By Emily Kovach | November 1, 2019

Hard Cider Brats

By Emily Kovach | November 1, 2019

Fall Spritz

By Emily Kovach | October 31, 2019
Pick Cider

Pumpkin Hard Cider Cheese Dip

By Emily Kovach | October 31, 2019

Hard Apple Cider Mac and Cheese (with Bacon!)

By Emily Kovach | October 30, 2019

Spicy Thai Chicken Wings

By Emily Kovach | October 30, 2019

Gruyère and Cider Fondue

By Emily Kovach | October 30, 2019

Hot Cider Eggnog

By Emily Kovach | December 13, 2018
cranberry and cider sauce

Cranberry and Cider Sauce

By Emily Kovach | December 6, 2018

Make this for New Year’s: Winter Cider Sangria

By Emily Kovach | November 11, 2018

Apple Cider Fritters

By Jason Tremblay | February 2, 2018

Stories
News & Blogs Highlighting Cider

8 Ciders Perfect for Summer Nights

By Emily Kovach | July 29, 2021

7 Hard Cider Seltzers and Light Ciders to Try This Summer

By Emily Kovach | July 14, 2021
how to pair cider with Thai food

The No-Sweat Guide to Cider-and-Food Pairings

By Emily Kovach | June 17, 2021
Red-Fleshed Cider

9 Ciders Made From Red-Fleshed Apples

By Emily Kovach | June 4, 2021
enslaved black cidermakers

George and Ursula Granger: The Erasure of Enslaved Black Cidermakers

By Darlene Hayes | May 13, 2021
NW Cider Club

Go on a Cider Adventure with the Northwest Cider Club

By Emily Kovach | May 6, 2021

Cider Cocktail Recipe: Mexican Moon Cobbler

By Emily Kovach | April 23, 2021
spring ciders

7 Ciders to Put You in a Springtime State-of-Mind

By Emily Kovach | April 14, 2021

7 Ciders with Beer-ish Vibes

By Emily Kovach | April 9, 2021

Refreshing RazzBerry Returns for Spring at Portland Cider Co.

By Emily Kovach | April 7, 2021
craft cider with herbs

6 Garden-Fresh Ciders to Try

By Emily Kovach | April 6, 2021

Women Making Waves in the Cider World: Two Broads Ciderworks

By Emily Kovach | March 7, 2021
ciders for Valentine's Day

13 Perfect Ciders for Valentine’s Day (No Matter How You Celebrate)

By Emily Kovach | February 1, 2021
cider and cheese

Cider & Cheese: How to Create a Delectable Cheese Board

By Emily Kovach | January 20, 2021
grapefruit cider

9 Grapefruit Ciders to Try

By Emily Kovach | January 14, 2021
how to pair cider with Thai food

Cider Loves Food: Thai-Food Pairings

By Meredith Collins | January 13, 2021

254: Blending as Maker like Chef | Albemarle, VA

By Jason Tremblay | January 11, 2021

Recipe: Cider-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Champlain Orchards Mac & Maple

By Jason Tremblay | January 7, 2021

Getting to Know Boss Cider

By Jason Tremblay | January 6, 2021
cider and party snacks

Cider Loves Food: Snacks Pairings

By Meredith Collins | January 5, 2021

The Second Annual ‘Dry Cider January’ is Upon Us!

By Emily Kovach | December 31, 2020
2021 Craft Cider trends

Our 2021 Craft Cider Trend Forecast

By Emily Kovach | December 29, 2020
New Years Ciders

3 Ciders (and 1 Perry) for New Year’s Eve Midnight Cheers

By Madeline Rice Brommer | December 27, 2020

5 Festive Ciders to Spice up Your Holidays

By Emily Kovach | December 14, 2020

The 12 Ciders of Christmas

By Emily Kovach | December 14, 2020

4 Cider Cocktails to Mix Up This Christmas

By Madeline Rice Brommer | December 14, 2020
Cider Production Education Fund

Cider Institute of North America Announces Scholarships for BIPOC Cider Makers

By Emily Kovach | December 14, 2020
craft cider gifts

Gift it Up: The 2020 Cider Culture Gift Guide

By Emily Kovach | December 11, 2020
holiday sweets with cider

How to Pair 8 Classic Holiday Sweets with Cider

By Daniel Pucci | December 9, 2020
holiday ciders

How to Pair Your Favorite Funny Holiday Tunes with Cider

By Samantha Story | December 8, 2020
Fenceline Cider

Cidermaker Q & A: Fenceline Cider

By Malaika Tyson | November 23, 2020
Pommeau

Get to Know Pommeau

By Emily Kovach | November 19, 2020

6 Craft Cideries Giving Back to the Community

By Emily Kovach | November 13, 2020
cider at Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Try Cider-Can Turkey

By Stephanie Anderson | November 12, 2020
how to pair cider with Thanksgiving

A Dish-by-Dish Cider Pairing Guide for Thanksgiving Dinner

By Meredith Collins | November 6, 2020
ERIS Brewery and Cider House

Cidermaker Q & A: ERIS Brewery and Cider House 

By Malaika Tyson | November 5, 2020

CiderCon 2021 is Going Virtual, and Tickets are on Sale Now!

By Emily Kovach | November 3, 2020

7 Cranberry Ciders to Sip This Fall and Winter

By Emily Kovach | November 2, 2020
Harvest Ciders

5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

By Emily Kovach | November 1, 2020

Cidermaker Q & A: FieldBird Cider

By Malaika Tyson | October 27, 2020
cider for Halloween

The 11 Best Ciders for Halloween

By Emily Kovach | October 26, 2020
NW Cider Club

Northwest Cider Association Launches the Northwest Cider Club

By Emily Kovach | October 22, 2020

Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Haunted Cider?

By Emily Kovach | October 21, 2020
Austin Eastciders Ice Cream

Austin Eastciders and NadaMoo! Collab on Boozy Cider Ice Cream

By Emily Kovach | October 15, 2020

Wine is for Turkeys: Skip the wine this Thanksgiving and pick up a dry, sparkling cider

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020

7 Ciders You Need for Your Thanksgiving Table

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020

Experts Share Top Cider Pairings for Thanksgiving

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020

Why Apple Cider is the Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020

The Best American Hard Ciders for Thanksgiving Dinner

By Emily Kovach | October 8, 2020

How to Pair Cider with Halloween Candy

By Meredith Collins | October 7, 2020

5 Spooky-licious Halloween Ciders

By Emily Kovach | October 6, 2020

5 Ciders That Scream for Halloween

By Emily Kovach | October 5, 2020

Is it Really Time for Pumpkin Cider Already?

By Emily Kovach | September 23, 2020

12 Excellent Hard Ciders to Drink This Fall

By Emily Kovach | September 15, 2020

A Taste of Fall: Hard Cider Serves Up Autumn in a Glass

By Emily Kovach | September 15, 2020

The 10 Best Hard Ciders to Sip on All Fall

By Emily Kovach | September 15, 2020
Right Bee Cider

Cidermaker Q & A: Right Bee Cider

By Malaika Tyson | September 14, 2020
CIDER ON FILM

The Fusion of Two Passions: Photographer Jay Revelle’s CIDER ON FILM

By Emily Kovach | September 10, 2020
Snow Capped Cider

Cidermaker Q & A: Snow Capped Cider

By Malaika Tyson | August 26, 2020

Eden Ciders Releases 2 New Cans: Peak Bloom and Deep Cut

By Emily Kovach | August 25, 2020

Destination Cider: Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz, NY

By Emily Kovach | August 20, 2020
Vermont Terroir Cider

Take a Virtual Mini-Vacation with This “Vermont Terroir Cider” Video

By Emily Kovach | August 20, 2020

10 Best Hard Ciders You’ll Want to Drink This Fall

By Emily Kovach | August 18, 2020
Woodchuck Cider House

The Definitive Ranking of 17 Hard Ciders, According to College Kids

By Emily Kovach | August 18, 2020

Jon Piana Of Fable Farm On The Quest For Terroir Cider

By Emily Kovach | August 18, 2020
Mela Kitchen

Take a Peek Inside Jack’s Hard Cider’s New Cider House

By Emily Kovach | August 13, 2020
peach craft cider

Peachy Keen: 7 Peach Ciders to Try

By Emily Kovach | July 31, 2020
Peak Light Cider

New to the Oregon Cider Community: Peak Light Cider

By Emily Kovach | July 30, 2020
Tandem Ciders

Cidermaker Q & A: Tandem Ciders

By Malaika Tyson | July 21, 2020

Yonder Cider and The Source Cider Launch in Washington State

By Emily Kovach | July 2, 2020

21 Highly Refreshing Sips for Fourth of July Weekend

By Emily Kovach | July 1, 2020

Cidermaker Q & A: Blossom Barn Cidery

By Malaika Tyson | June 29, 2020
Cider Week Hudson Valley

Cider Week Hudson Valley Carries on with Virtual Programming and Events (June 20–28, 2020)

By Emily Kovach | June 17, 2020

Electric Mayhem is CO Cellars’ Newest Cider/Wine Hybrid

By Emily Kovach | June 15, 2020
Casa Ruby

ANXO Releases Pride-Themed Cidre Blanc Cans to Benefit DC Nonprofit Casa Ruby

By Emily Kovach | June 10, 2020
Cider Summit Portland

Cider Summit Portland Celebrates its 10th Anniversary—Social-Distance-Style—with Festival To-Go Tasting Kit

By Emily Kovach | May 28, 2020
Stormalong Cider

Stormalong Cider Releases Heirloom Apple Variety 4-Pack in Cans

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Seven Local Rosé Ciders to Try This Spring

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Spring Orchard Phenology

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

Angry Orchard’s Stay at Home Sessions

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

6 Ciders That Will Make You Rethink Hard Cider

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020

5 Botanical-Inspired Ciders for Spring

By Emily Kovach | May 13, 2020
cheese and cider pairings

Learn Cheese and Cider Pairings in this Helpful Video from Virtue Cider

By Emily Kovach | April 23, 2020

New York State Relaxes Direct-to-Consumer Laws for Farm Cideries During COVID-19

By Daniel Pucci | April 23, 2020
ANXO apple trees

ATTN Homesteaders: ANXO is Selling Apple Trees and DIY Cider-Making Kits

By Emily Kovach | April 17, 2020
cider margarita

Learn How to Make a Pear Jalapeño Cider Margarita with Jack’s Hard Cider

By Emily Kovach | April 16, 2020
First Light cocktail

Learn How to Make a First Light Cocktail with Meredith Collins of Along Came a Cider

By Emily Kovach | April 15, 2020

Cider School #3: Single- and Dual-Variety Ciders with Dan Pucci (Thurs., April 16, 6 p.m. ET)

By Emily Kovach | April 14, 2020

Cider Makers Pivot to Produce Hand Sanitizer

By Emily Kovach | April 13, 2020
Stem Ciders

Cider Culture Virtual Happy Hour #4: Co-Hosted with Ian Capps of Stem Ciders (Friday, April 10, 5 p.m. ET)

By Emily Kovach | April 7, 2020
Cider School

Cider School #2: Barrels 101 with Corrie Wolosin of Virtue Cider (Thurs., April 9)

By Emily Kovach | April 7, 2020
Cider Curbside Pick-Up

How to Safely Buy Cider via Curbside Pick-Up

By Emily Kovach | April 7, 2020
cidery map

Cidercraft Magazine Launches Interactive Cidery Map

By Emily Kovach | April 6, 2020
virtue cider

Cider Culture Virtual Happy Hour #3: Co-Hosted with Greg Hall of Virtue Cider (Friday, April 3, 5 p.m. ET)

By Emily Kovach | April 1, 2020

Castle Hill Cider Partners with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

By Emily Kovach | March 30, 2020
Cider School

Cider School: 5 Questions to Ask When Buying Cider, Hosted by Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders (Thurs., April 2)

By Emily Kovach | March 26, 2020
Cider Clubs

Want to Support Cider Makers? Buy Their Cider Online

By Emily Kovach | March 23, 2020
Women's History month craft cider

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Craft Cider

By Emily Kovach | March 11, 2020

A Guide to All Things Hard Cider (Cocktails Included)

By Emily Kovach | March 11, 2020

How an Englishman Launched the Best-Selling Craft Cider in Texas

By Emily Kovach | March 11, 2020

Getting Started in Craft Cider

By Emily Kovach | March 11, 2020

7 Pennsylvania Cideries to Look for in Philly Right Now

By Emily Kovach | March 11, 2020
Armageddon Brewing

Q&A with Christian Annese of Armageddon Brewing

By Emily Kovach | March 2, 2020
Son of Man Cider

Son of Man: An Oregonian Homage to Spanish Cider

By Emily Kovach | February 21, 2020
solar-powered cideries

6 Solar-Powered Cideries

By Emily Kovach | February 18, 2020

How to Pair Cider and Chocolate

By Emily Kovach | February 12, 2020

The 7 Best Beers and Ciders for Valentine’s Day

By Emily Kovach | February 12, 2020

3 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Celebrate Cider Love

By Mary Bigham | February 12, 2020

Hopped Cider for Beer Lovers

By Emily Kovach | February 10, 2020

2019 CiderScene Awards

By Emily Kovach | February 7, 2020
natural wine cider

7 Natural Winemakers Who Also Make Cider

By Emily Kovach | February 6, 2020
Souther Tier Cider Works

Southern Tier Brewing Co. Set to Launch a New Cider Brand

By Emily Kovach | January 31, 2020
Nine Pin Cider

Food for Thought: Hard Cider, Easy Sipping

By Emily Kovach | January 27, 2020

Craft on Draught: The Keg Cider Revolution

By Emily Kovach | January 27, 2020
session ciders

Stock Up on These 6 Session Ciders for Game Day

By Madeline Rice Brommer | January 26, 2020
Floréal Cider

11 Ways Hard Cider Shaped American History

By Emily Kovach | January 25, 2020
Hudson North Cider

Graft Cider Creators Launch New Brand: Hudson North Cider Co.

By Emily Kovach | January 22, 2020
low abv ciders

Cider Roundup: Low ABV Ciders, Perries and More

By Meredith Collins | January 19, 2020

Best Places to Drink Cider

By Emily Kovach | January 12, 2020
unfiltered ciders

Cloudy With a Chance of Cider: 7 Unfiltered Ciders to Try

By Emily Kovach | January 10, 2020
CiderCon 2020

7 Reasons to Register for CiderCon 2020 ASAP

By Emily Kovach | January 8, 2020

Best Hard Cider Brands in America – 2019

By Emily Kovach | January 8, 2020

Why We Should Be Cooking with Hard Cider

By Emily Kovach | January 8, 2020

6 Ciders to Drink in January 2020

By Emily Kovach | January 6, 2020
Northeastern Cider Conference

Save the Date for the Northeastern Cider Conference (March 23–25)

By Emily Kovach | January 3, 2020

This Year, Toast at Midnight with Sparkling Cider

By Emily Kovach | December 27, 2019

Ideas for Ciders as an Alternative to Champagne for New Year’s Eve

By Emily Kovach | December 26, 2019

Welcome the New Year with American Sparkling Cider

By Emily Kovach | December 26, 2019

8 Sparkling Ciders for New Year’s Eve

By Emily Kovach | December 26, 2019

5 Ciders to Drink This Winter

By Emily Kovach | December 6, 2019

The Case for More Cider Bars

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

Host a Cider Tasting — And Serve These Perfectly Complementary Foods

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

12 Refreshing Ciders to Try if You Don’t Like Beer

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019

8 Winter Ciders

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019
Pick Cider

5 Festive Ciders to Spice up Your Holidays

By Emily Kovach | December 2, 2019
cider party bar

How to Build a Cider-Party Bar

By Emily Kovach | December 1, 2019

If Hard Apple Cider Is Your Favorite Fall Beverage, Here’s What You Should Know

By Emily Kovach | November 29, 2019
cooking with cider

How to Cook With Cider in Every Dish on Your Holiday Table

By Emily Kovach | November 11, 2019

The Phenomenon of Ice Cider

By Emily Kovach | November 11, 2019
Citizen Cider Brose

10 Ciders to Turn Wine Snobs Into Cider Snobs

By Emily Kovach | November 2, 2019

How to Pair Cider and Cheese

By Emily Kovach | November 1, 2019

Cider, Wine’s Overlooked Category

By Emily Kovach | November 1, 2019
Pick Cider

Americans Have Been Doing Cider Wrong Forever, and It’s Time to Change

By Emily Kovach | November 1, 2019

5 Ways to Cook with Hard Cider

By Jason Tremblay | October 31, 2019
Angry Orchard App

Cider + Food Pairings are Made Easy with Angry Orchard’s New App

By Emily Kovach | June 5, 2019
winter spiced cider

5 Winter Spiced Ciders To Warm Up Every Holiday Party

By Samantha Story | December 11, 2018
cider-infused recipes

Grilling for Dad This Father’s Day? Try These Cider-Infused Recipes

By Emily Kovach | June 13, 2018

About

No matter the season or the occasion, hard cider is the perfect way to celebrate times shared with friends and family. Whether to refresh after a hike on a breezy fall day, or cozy up on a frigid night, relax during a spring picnic, or to cool down at the beach, cider is the ideal accompanying beverage. With a variety of styles and flavors, cider is versatile, crowd-pleasing and delicious — and it’s a lower-ABV option than wine and liquor!

Cider has been around for centuries, but cider’s history is only a part of the story – we’re in the midst of the rebirth of America’s cider industry! Cider makers across the country are going back to their roots and creating truly spectacular ciders that celebrate the best of what our country has to offer. When you pick cider, you’re honoring agricultural and artisan traditions both old and new!

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