Hard cider is one of the finest beverages that one can easily craft themselves using home grown or farm fresh materials. It's so simple in fact that one can actually forget about it on purpose and it will still turn out wonderfully complex.
Intimidated by home brewing? Get your feet wet with a very basic cider recipe. This foolproof cider uses store-bought juice, regular cane sugar and raisins. The only specialty item you'll need is a single pouch of champagne yeast.