Memorial Day Cookin’… Woodchuck Style!

May 25, 2017
Grilling Sausages

It’s time to officially kick off summer, which means it’s time for tasty libations and food! There’s nothing better than an ice-cold cider to kick off the festivities. So why not infuse that into your menu? Take a look at the great Memorial Day recipes below crafted with Woodchuck!

Woodchuck Style Franks


  • One bottle of Woodchuck Hard Cider (we suggest Gumption!)
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Half a sliced onion
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 ziplock bag


Night before prep…

Find your preferred Woodchuck® Hard Cider with our Locator, and enjoy a bottle. Take your hot dogs and make several slits down the length. In a zip lock bag, combine all ingredients, including the hot dogs. Throw in the fridge to sit over night (make sure the bags laying flat so all hot dogs are covered in the marinade), and enjoy one more cider! You just finished the BBQ prep, you deserve it.

BBQ Time…

Take the dogs and and veggies out of the bag, and stick the veggies in tinfoil. Stick on the grill and let steam for about 20 minutes. When ready, grill the dogs as usual! Grab your side dishes, guests, and camera, and enjoy the beautiful weekend!


Ingredients (for cupcakes… get creative with the garnish!)

  • 1 cup – Your favorite Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ cup – Sugar
  • 1/3 cup – Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp – Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp – Baking Powder
  • ½  tsp – cinnamon
  • ½ tsp – Salt
  • ½ cup – Milk
  • 2 tbsp – vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp – vanilla extract
  • ¼  cup – Woodchuck® Hard Cider

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease the bottom of your muffin pan, or fill with cupcake liners.

In one bowl, combine the dry ingredients: Gluten-Free all-purpose flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, and egg until frothy. Whisk in the vanilla extract. Take the whisked mixture and slowly combine with the dry ingredients. As you stir in the frothy ingredients, slowly stir in the Woodchuck Hard Cider. (The final mixture will be thin, so don’t be alarmed!) Fill the muffin pan with the batter, and pop right into the preheated oven! Cook the cupcakes for 16-19 minutes. (Stick a toothpick or butter knife into one of the muffins to see if it comes out dry.)

Let sit for 5 minutes before taking the cupcakes out of the tray, and then let sit until fully cooled. Decorate with your preferred garnish (yes, we chose slices of apples!) and let the party begin!

For the cocktail lovers…SUMMER TIME CIDERITA!


  • 1 oz. Tequila
  • Splash Triple Sec
  • Splash Agave Nectar
  • Woodchuck Seasonal Summer Time ~ Pear Ginger!
  • Slice of Lime
  • Squeeze of orange
  • Garnish with pineapple and jalapeño slices


Over ice, pour your preferred tequila and muddled lime. Add your splash of triple sec and agave nectar, and top off with Seasonal Summer Time cider. Shake and return to the glass with a salted brim. Squeeze the orange on top of the cocktail, and garnish with the pineapple and jalapeño!

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