Fruit Juice Cider

Simple homemade fruit cider from fruit juice and yeast

It’s easy to make cider from a bottle of fruit juice. This simple recipe results in a sweet and sparkling hard cider that is so much better than Grandpa’s hooch. All you need is a bottle of juice and a packet of yeast for this type of homemade alcohol.




  1. Pour 2 oz of juice out from the bottle (to prevent overflow during the fermentation process).
  2. Sprinkle the yeast into the juice bottle. The yeast should start to hydrate and activate immediately.
  3. Top the bottle with an airlock. Agitate the bottle slightly to make sure the yeast is mixed in.
  4. Place the bottle somewhere dark to ferment for 3 to 5 days. A closet or a kitchen cupboard is perfect.
  5. After 5 days, remove the airlock and replace the original cap. Alternatively, bottle the cider for a proper finish and carbonation. See the section above for more details.
  6. Store the jar in the fridge to finish fermenting.
  7. Every few days open the cap to release the build-up of pressure in the bottle. The cider is finished when it is sparkling and tastes good. This is really a matter of personal preference, so taste it every 2-3 days. It will become less sweet and more alcoholic as time goes on.


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