perfect fall drink

Easy Homemade  Apple Cider

Homemade Apple Cider is so easy to make and will make your house smell amazing. It’s the perfect drink to make with autumn apples and is an easy comforting beverage you can make ahead of time.

let’s get started!

what you'll need

a large stock pot a spoon or potato masher

Prep Time: 3 hours

apples of several varieties orange lemon whole cloves cinnamon sticks

makes: 1 gallon


whole nutmeg whole star anise water brown sugar maple syrup bourbon or rum

ingredients, cont.

Cut your fruit.


Quarter the apples, lemon and orange. Don't worry about removing stems and seeds.

Fill the pot.


Layer fruit in a stock pot with spices and cover with water.

Add some heat!


Bring your pot to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.

Be patient!


Let your fruit cook on low for 2 hours.

Make a mash up!


Use a spoon or potato masher to mash your fruit. Cook on low for another hour.

Strain your cider.


Strain your fruit mixture into a pitcher to remove the seeds. Mash juices out of the fruit.

Sweeten the deal.


Stir in your preferred sweetener until dissolved and alcohol if desired.

Drink up!


Ladle into mugs and serve warm. Enjoy!

Susannah Brinkley Henry

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