Apple Orchard Girl

How to Make the BEST Homemade Apple Cider

Before the pandemic, I would make it a necessary trip to go to a farmers’ market and purchase my favorite fall drink, apple cider. Many still feel uneasy going out to heavily-populated places, so I figured I would share my favorite apple cider recipe that you can make yourself. This recipe takes less than ten minutes, and it is perfect for a Thanksgiving drink to serve your family. 


Sparkling Apple Cider

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes 



  • 2 cups ginger ale 

  • 3 cups apple cider 

  • One cinnamon stick per glass

  • Two small apples, sliced

  • Pitchers 

  • Glasses (wine glasses or tumblers preferred) 

  • Ice



  1. Keep ginger ale and cider refrigerated until preparation

  2. Put ice in a pitcher, add ginger ale and cider to combine

  3. Line the rims of glasses with cinnamon and sugar

  4. Pour the combined drink into glasses

  5. Add slices of apple and a cinnamon stick to each glass