Apple Cider Marinade

2 C Louisburg Apple Cider

1 C Soy Sauce

1 C Olive Oil

1 Tbs Garlic, grated, or to taste

Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. Great for poultry or pork! Marinate 6 hours.

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

1 C Unsalted Butter, softened

1 C Sugar

1/2 tsp Salt

1 TBSP apple pie spice

2 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

3 C Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 (14oz) bag of Chewy Caramels or try 14 oz Louisburg Cider Mill Caramel Sauce


Preheat oven to 350º. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl whisk together flour baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.

With an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and apple pie spice until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture to butter/egg mixture. Mix until just combined. Scoop out cookie dough ball about the size of a walnut (about 2 tablespoons). Flatten the ball of dough slightly in the palm of your hand. Press the unwrapped caramel into the center of your dough and seal the dough around it, covering it completely.

Shape the dough into a ball, and place on a parchment covered cookie sheets about 3 inches apart.

Bake 11-14 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges. They may not look quite done in the center but that is okay. Once the cookies are done, carefully slide the parchment off of the baking sheet right out onto the counter.

Allow cookies to partially cool on the parchment. When cookies are cool enough to be firm but still slightly warm, carefully twist off of parchment and allow to finish cooling upside down on the parchment or on a cookie rack. If they are not upside down while they cool they may drizzle caramel out the bottom.

Makes around 2-3 dozen cookies.

Ho Ho Holidays at the Cider Mill

Louisburg Country Store Christmas

Celebrate the holidays with us at the Louisburg Cider Mill! We have a variety of events this season that will help put you in the holiday spirit and check off all the items on your to-do list in one place. 

From unique gift ideas to pictures with Santa, there’s a lot of festive fun to be had here at the Cider Mill. Check out our upcoming events and add them to your calendar!

Holiday Open House

Nov. 30, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Dec. 7, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

We are decking the halls of the Louisburg Cider Mill Country Store for the holidays! Shop our Holiday Open House for ready-to-go or custom gift baskets and all our delicious specialty food & drink products. You can enjoy tasty samples, festive music, and the wonderful smells of the holidays as you shop. 

Our Country Store is stocked full of unique holiday gifts, like holiday decor, handmade crafts, delicious treats, and more. Put together a basket of your mill favorites to create a unique gift that your friends and family are sure to love.

Louisburg Country Store at Christmas

Annual Tree Lighting

Nov. 30, 6 p.m.

Come to our Louisburg Cider Mill Open House and stay for the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy delicious food sampling along with our Apple Cider Donuts and hot Apple Cider, and find that new Christmas ornament for the tree this year.

Santa Day

Dec. 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Santa Claus will be visiting the Louisburg Cider Mill Store on Saturday, December 21. Come visit us with your children so they can tell Jolly Ole St. Nick all their last-minute wishes! Bring a camera and take pictures for your holiday cards or keep them for your personal scrapbook. While you’re here, grab some delicious and unique stocking stuffers.

Celebrate Apple Cider Day With Louisburg Cider Mill

In 1975, Emmett and Mary O’Rear bought an 80-acre farm outside of Louisburg, Kansas. It was on this farm that Emmett envisioned developing a business that would process and sell apple cider.

44 years later, we’ve expanded our line of delicious apple cider products (sold in our Country Store) to include a variety of flavors of cold-pressed and sparkling ciders, apple cider donuts, spreads, barbeque sauces, apple cider vinegar, and so much more.holding apple cider

As part of National Apple Cider Day on November 18, we want to celebrate the rich history of this delightful drink and some of our favorite ways to use it in treats, drinks, and more!

5 facts about apple cider

  1. In the 14th century, kids were baptized in cider because it was believed to be more sanitary than water. We don’t know about that, but it’s definitely more delicious.
  2. Every morning, President John Adams drank cider because he believed it promoted good health. Adams lived to 90 years old, making him our third longest-living president behind Ford & Reagan. So, there must be something to the “apple a day keeps the doctor away” saying!
  3. At one time in history, 365 different varieties of cider apples were grown. Cider apples seem to have some of the most interesting names, including “Hangdown,” “Kentish Fill-Basket,” and “Glory of the West.”
  4. We go through a lot of apples. It takes about 14 pounds of apples to produce just one gallon of apple cider!
  5. After storming England in 55 BCE, Caesar’s troops brought apple cider back to their homeland.
  6. Einstein’s brain was stolen from his body. 40 years later, it was found stored in mason jars in a Costa Cider box in our home state of Kansas in Wichita!

Our apple cider

Unlike other brands, Louisburg Cider Mill Apple Cider is not watered down or from concentrate—it’s  100% apple cider! And we buy all our apples from commercial growers in the USA, mostly from orchards located along the Missouri River Valley. 

In the early days, bins of apples were delivered and processed one at a time. As production increased, we developed our process to allow bulk trucks to deliver straight into our apple pit. Today, apples are unloaded, cleaned, and sorted, then ground or milled to create an apple pulp that we press to get the delicious juice you know and love. apples

Since 1977, we have been making wholesome and delicious apple cider. While the methods have changed over time, the quality of the product is unchanged and has earned a spot on the Kansas Historical Society’s website.

Ways to use Louisburg Apple Cider

Make holiday cider drinks

Pretty much any recipe that calls for juice can use apple cider! Sub out the lime juice in Moscow Mules for apple cider, top champagne with our Honeycrisp apple cider for a delicious spiced cider mimosa, or even add apple cider and sparkling cranberry apple cider to your favorite margarita recipe for a unique twist!


Swap cider for water in recipes

In many recipes, cider can be used in place of water, adding a festive flair to your dishes. Here are just a few of our favorite uses for cider in recipes: 

  • Soak beans or rice overnight in Louisburg Cider instead of water.
  • Baste meats with Louisburg Cider in place of water or wine.
  • When making apple pie, use Louisburg Cider in your crust.
  • Add cider to your homemade barbeque sauces.

Share it with friends and family

And probably our most favorite way to use apple cider is as a way to bring together family and friends. Whether you give a cider gift basket to out-of-town relatives or buy a jug for your next holiday gathering, there’s nothing better than sharing a cup of apple cider with those you love.

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Fall Traditions Made to Last

For 40+ years, leaves on our trees change from a fresh summer green to bright hues of red and orange, as if nature itself is announcing “Let the fall traditions begin!”

Hot, muggy summer days become a faint memory when the first bite of cool, crisp air sets in. The fall season brings together families, friends, and communities; Friday night lights, bonfires and s’mores, camping with friends, and that first warm cup of Louisburg Apple Cider are all part of what makes this season so memorable.

This time of the year is always a favorite for us and thousands of our returning visitors because there really is nothing quite like autumn at Louisburg Cider Mill.

Making memories at Louisburg Cider Mill

At Louisburg Cider Mill, our family and staff have worked hard to prepare for the fall season. To us, it’s not just another season on the calendar; it’s a time to celebrate both old and new traditions and make lifelong memories.

Every year, we look forward to watching vehicles flood our parking lot as families, friends, and loved ones make their appearance for opening day at Louisburg Cider Mill. The sight of kids smiling and beaming with joy while approaching the grounds of the Cider Mill is something we never get tired of seeing. It’s a day we’ve all been waiting for and always a sign that great times and great memories are ahead.

Your next fall tradition

Looking for a new fall tradition for the family? From our famous Cider Mill and Country Store to the attractions on the Family Farm, we’re the one-stop-shop for all things family and all things fun.

At the Family Farm, you can explore our corn maze, pick a pumpkin from our vast pumpkin patch, visit our sweet farm animals, and enjoy other fun activities for kids of all ages.

Entrance to the Family Farm is just $10 and kids three and under are free!

After you and the kiddos have played to your hearts’ content, cool off (or warm up) with a cup of Louisburg Apple Cider while you take a stroll through our Country Store.

We also offer guided tours of Louisburg Cider Mill where you can watch the process of cider making in action and learn how our signature cider donuts are made. To top it off, you also get to enjoy your own cup of fresh cider and warm donut!

Whether you are continuing a tradition or starting a new one, we are excited to be a part of it. A Louisburg Cider Mill visit will always be a tradition to keep and memory to hold.

Follow the link for information on upcoming events happening out at the Cider Mill this fall season. We look forward to seeing you soon!