Posts Tagged ‘Hard cider’

Double Cider Bourbon Punch

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Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Inspired by a punch made by my gal pal La Femme Epicure, I combined a few of my favorite things into a large drink dispenser and served it with a side of ice. Festive fall happiness in a glass.

Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Photo by Bridget Pizzo

Double Cider Bourbon Punch

Serves 10

2 Quarts Spiced Apple Cider

375 ml. Bottle of Bourbon (1/2 a bottle)

1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Bottle Sparkling Water

24 ozs Hard Apple Cider (we like Strongbow, Crispin and Angry Orchard Dry)

3-5 mini apples and whole cloves for studding (optional garnish)

Fresh Ice for Serving

Mix the spiced apple cider, bourbon and lemon juice and chill well. Stud a few mini apples with whole cloves and plop into the cider mixture to seep. Just before serving add the fizzy elements, sparkling water and cider. Mix well and serve over ice!

 

xo,

Lydia

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Hard Cider

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Have you tried hard cider recently? This is not an overly sweet pink version available on tap at a mega chain restaurant or something a college girl adds to a pint of beer to make it pear sweet. This is the hard cider of kings and queens.

Fizzy and dry with the crisp notes of apples, hard cider is the official drink of pre-fall. Drew had become a connoisseur of cider since it’s Gluten Free, light in alcohol and slightly more manly to drink while watching football than say… white wine.

So when Farnum Hill sent me some other their orchard ciders to try, Drew and I danced a little jig of happiness. While Farnum Hill is available all over in New England, us west coasters can dream they will make it to our stores soon. Not sweet at all but elegantly fruity like champagne, we found it to be the best of the best.

Our other favorite dry ciders which are available in most areas (try larger wine stores, Whole Foods and well curated liquor stores).

Julian (regular and cherry bomb flavor)

Crispin

Angry Orchard (the ginger flavor is kickin)

Original Sin

 

Cheers!

Lydia