Eat, Drink And Be indie: Tasty Recipes, Inspiring Maker Stories & Exclusives Served Daily

Eden Ice Cider Company

In the fall of 2006, during a trip to Montreal in Quebec, Canada, Eleanor (a Vermonter) and Albert (a French Canadian) sipped on a cool apple liqueur known as ice cider and thought, Why don’t we make this on our side of the border? Ice cider fit perfectly into their longstanding dream of operating an apple orchard, pressing cider and making some sort of delicious fermented beverage. The following spring, they bought an abandoned dairy farm in West Charleston, Vermont, and have since planted more than 1,000 apple trees.

Alongside their highly successful ice ciders, the Légers have started a line of concentrated aperitif ciders, made with locally grown apples and herbs. They’re just as tasty drunk solo, over ice, or mixed into creative cocktails.

Fun fact: Eden was the first American ice cider maker with a federally approved label!

maker website:

Article index

  • Tattly

    Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of Brooklyn-based Tattly (we’re neighbors!), was tired of putting poorly designed temporary tattoos on her daughter,...

    Read more
  • New Grounds Food

      Johnny Farad and Ali Kothari were both freshmen in the business school at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, when...

    Read more
  • Cherith Valley Gardens

     CHeRiTH VaLLeY gardens is a family-operated business, committed to creating the finest unique products using the best local produce.  In...

    Read more
  • Harper Macaw

    Is chocolate that’s environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and eye-rollingly delicious too good to be true? Not when a chocolate maker...

    Read more
  • Next