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Angry Orchard Hard Cider Copycat Recipe {3 Simple Ingredients}

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Angry Orchard Hard Cider Copycat Recipe {3 Simple Ingredients}

My new favorite thing is hard cider! I don’t love Redd’s but I do love Angry Orchard. I just don’t love how much it costs! So, I set out to make my own. After an exhaustive search online, I came to the realization that nobody has done this! Or, at least, I couldn’t find a recipe to make hard cider. It’s exciting to be the first, but there were many failed attempts before I finally made a drink that everyone agrees tastes like hard cider and is super good!!

I like to improvise, so I’ve added many things you can substitute ingredients with. That way you can always enjoy a hard cider, no matter what you have on hand.

Just three easy ingredients!

  • Beer:  I used Michelob Golden Light because it has only 90 calories and is low carbs, since you’re only using about half a can per glass that’s just 45 calories per serving!
  • Apple juice or apple cider: There are so many varieties of juice! I tried from concentrate (pictured) and it was great. I also tried Cran-Apple juice and I very much preferred it to plain apple juice. Give it a whirl and let me know which you liked best
  • Lemon: Again, so many options! I tried (and liked) lemon juice from concentrate, lemonade, Diet Mt. Dew (this was great!), Margarita mix, Bud Light Lime-a-Rita… the sky is the limit. Just so you get a little lemon taste in there with it. Go easy on the lemon so it doesn’t overpower it
Angry Orchard Hard Cider Copycat Recipe {3 Simple Ingredients}
Recipe Type: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Author: Wendy
Prep time:
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Angry Orchard Hard Cider is delicious, but costs a lot and is high in calories. Make your own low-cal alternative to Redd’s! Do it yourself and save money!
Ingredients
  • Beer
  • Apple juice or apple cider
  • Lemon
Instructions
  1. In a tall glass, add half a can of beer of choice (6 oz)
  2. Add 2 shots of apple juice or cider of choice
  3. Add 1 shot of lemonade or 3 squirts of lemon concentrate
  4. See article for more suggestions and ideas for substitutions

 

 

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