Good hard ciders usually come from tart heirloom apples such as Foxwhelp and Baldwin. These ciders are crisp, light in alcohol, great with food and deeply American—perfect for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Ciders to Try

Ace Apple Hard Cider ($9 for a six-pack)

Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider ($5 for 22 oz)

Farnum Hill Semi-Dry Cider ($9 for 22 oz)

Original Sin Hard Cider ($10 for a six-pack)

More Holiday Tips and Pairings:

Herb-Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Boudin Blanc with Leeks and Mustard Sauce
Credit: © Anna Williams
Lamb Chops with Frizzled Herbs
Frying herbs like rosemary, parsley and sage for less than 45 seconds in a half inch of oil makes them ultracrispy; they are delicious with tender lamb chops.
| Credit: © Con Poulos