Hard ciders to try this summer

Hard cider was traded like money for valuables during colonial times in America, and was among the most popular drinks in the country for decades. That is, until the market dried up with Prohibition. Decades later, there’s a renewed thirst for the beverage that is made from fermented apple juice. Cider makers typically ferment their product through the winter months and bottle in the spring, so now is the perfect time to try the newest batches from the state’s local producers. Here are five New York-made hard ciders to try this spring and where to find them.

Cristian Salazar