- Apple cider, also know as cider, is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Often "hard cider" us used to denote the alcoholic varient. It's quite popular in North America, England, Ireland, Austria, Blegium and France.
It is also the name for a non-alcoholic beverage produced from apples, especially in the United States and parts of Canada. It is often more sour and cloudy than regular apple juice, while retaining the tart flavor of the apple pulp which is lost in conventional fruit juice production.