Lockdown recipe: Make your own

Lockdown recipe: Make your own apple cider

The extended lockdown has us all looking for alternatives to our alcoholic beverage options.

Lockdown recipe: Make your own

These days it is all the rage to brew your own beer and you get a craft beer brewer around every corner. However, that is when #lockdown has ended. For now, why not make your own cider at home and who knows, maybe cider will be the next big thing? 

As with any good wine, all you need is good quality fruit to make a good base.

I made this two weeks ago, and when it came to having it as a sundowner, it was rather enjoyable. So give it a try, it might just work for you.

Home Made Apple Cider

5 from 6 votes
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: BeveragesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 4 litres water

  • 5 good quality apples

  • 5 teabags

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 1 packet instant yeast


  • Slice each apple into eight pieces.
  • Combine all the ingredients and cook for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove from stove and allow to cool to at least 40 degrees. 
  • Add the yeast, stir and cover with plastic wrap for five days in a cool place.
  • Strain the mixture and bottle in glass containers, place in fridge for two to three days.


  • You can use red or green apples, depending on your taste.
  • Flavour with cinnamon or cloves for a twist on the classic version.

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