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 - Apple Juice

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

Black Magic Cider By Prickly Apple Cider

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

Bitter Orange Hard Cider Label

Bitter Orange : Orange and Citra hopped hard cider recipe

Bitter Red: Cranberry and blood orange hard cider recipe

Cider Lite Hard Cider Label

Cider Lite: Hopped cider recipe

Elderflower: Elderflower hard cider recipe

En Chêne Hard Cider Label

En Chêne: Recipe for hard cider aged with French oak

Flamin’ Hops Cider Label

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

Garden Cider Label: A Plum and Ginger Adjunct Hard Cider

Garden Cider: Plum and Ginger hard cider recipe

Great Pumpkin Hard Cider

Great Pumpkin: Spiced pumpkin hard cider recipe

Heirloom Cider Label

Heirloom Cider: Traditional cider made with American heirloom apples

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

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

Misty Mountain Cider By Prickly Apple Cider

Misty Mountain: Black raspberry hard cider recipe

My First Hard Cider Label

My First Cider: Recipe for making your first hard cider

Pink Paradise Cider By Prickly Apple Cider

Pink Paradise: Pink grapefruit hard cider recipe

Pippin Magic Label

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

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

Prickly Apple: Prickly pear hard cider recipe

Rock’n Raspberry: Red raspberry hard cider recipe

Ruby Reaper label

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

Silver Sun Cider Label

Silver Sun: Mutsu single-variety hard cider recipe

Sunrise Cider: Apricot and Apple

Sunrise Cider: Apricot hard cider recipe

Tupelo Cyser Label

Tupelo Cyser: Tupelo honey hard cider recipe

Winter: Lager yeast fermented hot and aged on hickory.

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


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