Adjust the amount of sugar to your taste. I use 1/2 cup in this recipe, if I want sweet cider. If not, I only use 2-3 tbsp sugar.
This cider has a light color, because of the kind of apples I used and because it was strained many times. To achieve a brown colored cider, add 1/2 tsp grownd cinnamon and 1/2 tsp allspice.