Wakefield – Raspberry Apple Cider

hot apple cider

Fresh Apple Cider + Raspberries + Maple Syrup

The saying, ‘when it rains it pours’ was not only applicable to the weather on Saturday, but also to our demos.

Once the rain petered off, the cold inspired us to make a second demo sample to keep all the pugnacious New Englanders who came to the market from losing feeling in their toes.

We heated a batch of fresh apple cider from Charlton Orchards, and since we did not have any cinnamon, we improvised with some Ackermann Maple Syrup, and fresh raspberries from Farmer Dave. For any of the folks who wanted; they could also try it with a splash of the barrel-aged hard cider from Pony Shack Cider!

I’ll raise a glass to finishing the season over the next two weekends with some great fall weather, seeing our regulars before we all hunker down for the long winter and stocking up on my favorites to enjoy as the days get shorter.

Serves 8-10

    ½ gallon fresh apple cider
    1 cup fresh raspberries
    2-3 tbsp. maple syrup

  1. Gently heat the cider with the raspberries and maple syrup
  2. If you have access, add a couple of sticks of cinnamon
  3. Garnish with a fresh raspberries and serve
  4. To turn this into a cocktail, just before serving, add approx. 2 oz. of the barrel-aged hard cider which lends the cider some deep notes of the bourbon and whiskey that the cider was aged in (measurement approx. for an 8 oz. portion)

2 Replies to “Wakefield – Raspberry Apple Cider”

  1. Hi Suman,
    Thanks for the delicious recipes. It was so good to see you at the Mkt. and will try to get your sister to bring me again in between her world travels, as I definitely could not find you myself unless you give me your exact address where you are ;located.
    You are an amazing chef, my dear, and I can only wish good wishes and good luck to you in your ongoing ventures into the world of the Foodies and writing. If anyone can do it, it will be you.
    I just ret’d from a 2 week excursion out west, so just got this email.

    I think Diwali greetings are in order soon, so Happy New Year, Sumi.
    Hope to see you soon.


    1. Thank you so much for your visit!! You were so kind to come all the way and thank you for the encouragement as always.

      Thank you for the Diwali greetings as well.



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