Homemade tipples: Apple Cider
We make this every year and put it under the house, ready for the next summer. It's delicious but can get a little alcoholic if you leave it for too long!
- Freeze the apples for three days. Take them out to defrost, then cut them up in your food processor -
including skin and core. Put them in a large bucket and pour over the cold water.
- Leave covered for 7 days, stirring twice a day.
After 7 days, strain through a piece of muslin, old tea towel or net curtain. Mix the liquid with the sugar, lemon juice and rind, and ginger.
Leave for a further 24 hours.
- Strain and bottle. We use old plastic bottles which have a bit of give in them as this mixture does expand.
Leave in a cool, dark place for as long as you can. It's drinkable after a month or so, but much more alcoholic after a year.