I highly recommend Seattle Cider Co. if you are looking for a hard cider that doesn’t taste like alkipop. Of their year-round selection the Dry and Basil Mint are my favorites. If you can get your hands on their Limited Three Pepper bottles that’s also worth trying.
Cider is delicious! Spanish ciders are also excellent, but sometimes more difficult to find. My go-to is Michigan Brut by Virtue and you should be able to find that at nearly any Jewel. I got some Apple Pinot Grigio by Pacific Coast Cider at Whole Foods this weekend, and it was surprisingly good. If you’re in Chicago,… Read more
I have two cider recommendations: 2 Towns Cider is fantastic, and their Made Marion (made with marionberries) actually convinced me to start drinking ciders.
Also, Trader Joe’s (if you have one) has a french cider (look for a 750 mL bottle that says “Cidre Brut” on it) that is fantastic and only $4 a bottle.
I find that French ciders, or cidre, to be more than up for the task. They’re not super-sweet, they’re not overly fizzy and, unlike a lot of other ciders out there, they use dedicated cider apples to make their stuff. My personal favourite right now is La Chouette Rose (which gets a big nod for having the cutest… Read more
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