How To: Hard Apple Cider With Ginger and Lemon From Scratch(ish)

In this brewing and cooking video, a professional chef shows you how to make hard apple cider at home. To add some extra flavor to this recipe, we’re adding ginger, lemongrass, and agave syrup, but we start everything off with 60 pounds of apples that we crush using a fruit grinder and fruit press. We use whole uncut apples to give this cider a fresh flavor. Cider is a popular beverage in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland, but we encourage you to brew this no matter where you are. Hard apple cider is a great drink to enjoy during the fall months when the leaves are changing color and weather becomes a bit colder. Autumn is also apple season, so you should go apple picking with friends and make this beverage just like we did by following along with this tutorial and then sharing it with your family at Thanksgiving dinner. Hard apple cider is perfect with a turkey dinner, gingerbread, salads, and creamy pastas. Check out the resources below for brewing equipment (including the fruit press), a full recipe, and an article with 12 interesting facts about hard cider.

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