Eden Ice Cider

      Cider Lovin’: 9 Stories from Our Archives

      In our upcoming drinks issue, we take a look at Aaron Burr Cidery in the Hudson Valley and learn about all it takes to forage and ferment the fruit locally. To share more about the trade, here’s a roundup of cider love from our archives.

      Here’s to Apples: Ice Cider and Vermont’s Second Annual Ice Wine Festival

      When Eleanor and Albert Leger’s kids went off to college, the duo bought a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and set about making a relatively new drink: ice cider. Unlike it’s cousins ice wine and applejack, ice cider has been around fewer than two decades. The sweet, apple-based drink was invented in Canada, where frigid temperatures make easy work of freezing the apple juice that serves as the base for the cider.