Rosemary Cider

This is a lovely and simple fall drink and the perfect companion to fried cakes or powdered donuts. The rosemary gently scents the cider without taking over. You can substitute hard cider for the sweet after the kids go to bed.

Makes 1/2 gallon


  • 1/2 gallon sweet apple cider
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, about 6-inches long


Bring the cider and rosemary to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat, cover and let it steep for 20 minutes. Remove and discard the rosemary and serve the cider warm with a stack of fried cakes.