My favorite indulgence after one of these icy, sniffle-inducing slogs is a warming, autumn-inspired cocktail. While it’s easy to fall into a rut with seasonal cocktails, I find that one or two new ingredients on my bar encourages me to explore a bit and keeps me from getting bored. Lately, I’ve been playing around with apple cider syrup and a few new bottles of bitters….
As part of our recent celebration of hard cider, a few of us at Sur La Table headquarters held a cider tasting.
Because I’m the office’s cider evangelist, I organized the tasting, recruiting six of my coworkers. All of them drink cider, though experience levels varied from casual fans to people who have made cider themselves.
I bought six ciders at Full Throttle Bottles, a…
“It’s my turn,” said Badger, taking the jar and tilting his head well back. The cider gurgled and bubbled down his throat. “It’s … it’s like melted gold!” he gasped. “Oh, Foxy, it’s … like drinking sunbeams and rainbows!” — from The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Badger ain’t wrong. Hard cider may be trendy now, but it’s been delicious for centuries.