An Apple a Day, the Hard Way

Nothing captures the taste of fall more perfectly than a crisp, juicy apple. The only way to improve that experience? With booze, of course! Hard apple cider is enjoying a comeback this season, with small-batch and artisanal brews being paired with food as you would a fine wine.

You can even make your own at home with little more than a jug of cider and a couple of bucks' worth of home-brewing tools - a fun, low-cost weekend project that doesn't require the space that a typical brewing setup would.