Hard Cider Recipes

Find your next hard cider recipe. Click on the label to view the hard cider recipe and discover how you can make your own craft hard cider. Many of the recipes also include ideas for adapting the recipe to your method. For example, I use a kegging system so I force carbonate my ciders after aging but you could easily bottle condition instead. Leave a comment or send me a message if you have a specific question or need support adapting a recipe.


Click on the cider name or label to view the hard cider recipe.


“American Cider”: This is a recipe for making fresh apple juice. What is called “cider” by many in America

American Cider - Apple Juice

Black & Gold: Arkansas Black and GoldRush hard cider recipe (fermented on the peels with oak)

Black & Gold Cider Label

Black Magic: Arkansas Black single variety hard cider recipe (fermented on the peels)

Black Magic Cider By Prickly Apple Cider

Bitter Orange : Orange and Citra hopped hard cider recipe

Bitter Orange Hard Cider Label

Bitter Red: Cranberry and blood orange hard cider recipe

Blue Flame: Blueberry and Carolina Reaper hard cider recipe (Warning: It’s Hot)

Blue Flame Cider Label

Cider Lite: Hopped cider recipe

Cider Lite Hard Cider Label

Easy Cherry Cider: Tart cherry cider recipe that’s easy to make

Easy Cherry Cider Label

Elderflower: Elderflower hard cider recipe

En Chêne: Recipe for hard cider aged with French oak

En Chêne Hard Cider Label

Flamin’ Hops: Carolina Reaper, Chipotle, and Hop hard cider recipe

Flamin’ Hops Cider Label

Flora Dora: Raspberry, lime, and juniper hard cider mistelle recipe

Flora Dora Cider Mistelle Label

Garden Cider: Plum and Ginger hard cider recipe

Garden Cider Label: A Plum and Ginger Adjunct Hard Cider

Great Pumpkin: Spiced pumpkin hard cider recipe

Great Pumpkin Hard Cider

Heirloom Cider: Traditional cider recipe made with American heirloom apples

Heirloom Cider Label

Japanese Sunrise: A hard cider recipe of Mutsu blended with other apples and pears

Japanese Sun Hard Cider: The sun always rises on the apple

Li’l Apple: A hard cider recipe made with Manzanita berries.

Li’l Apple Cider - A cider crafted with manzanita berries.

Misty Mountain: Black raspberry hard cider recipe

Misty Mountain Cider By Prickly Apple Cider

My First Cider: Recipe for making your first hard cider

My First Hard Cider Label

Pink Paradise: Pink grapefruit hard cider recipe

Pink Paradise Cider By Prickly Apple Cider

Pippin Magic: Newtown Pippin single variety hard cider recipe (fermented on peels)

Pippin Magic Label

Prickly Apple: Prickly pear hard cider recipe

Prickly Apple Hard Cider - Hard Cider Made with Prickly Pear Juice

Red Pear-Sweet Apple: A naturally sweet hard cider recipe with great complexity

Red Pear-Sweet Apple Cider Label

Rock’n Raspberry: Red raspberry hard cider recipe

Ruby Reaper: Grapefruit, lime, chipotle, and carolina reaper pepper hard cider mistelle recipe

Ruby Reaper label

Silver Sun: Mutsu single-variety hard cider recipe

Silver Sun Cider Label

Simple Cider: A simple recipe for making good cider.

Simple Cider Recipe

Sunrise Cider: Apricot hard cider recipe

Sunrise Cider: Apricot and Apple

Tupelo Cyser: Tupelo honey hard cider recipe

Tupelo Cyser Label

Winter Cider: Recipe for cider fermented with lager yeast and aged with hickory

Winter: Lager yeast fermented hot and aged on hickory.

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