I have been promising to make a hopped cider for Shannon for months. With the passing of one of my biggest hero’s it just seemed right to create two hopped ciders in Prince’s honour using Galaxy and Nelson hops.

Soon I will present you with Lady Cab Driver cider & Prince Rogers Nelson cider.

As this is our first time making cider, I’ll share our experience with you along the way. Follow along as over the next few weeks, I’ll continue to update this post and post pics on Instagram.

Starting with our favourite pasteurized Honeycrisp Apple Juice from Washington state, which is 100% Juice, natural and contains no added sugar. We simply poured this into our sanitized 1-gallon growler and added champagne yeast. The hops won’t get added for at least a month.

Once the yeast has been added, it is simply a waiting game.