Cigar City Cider in Tampa, Florida, proves there’s more to the Sunshine State than top-notch citrus. Nestled into the heart of historic Ybor City, Tampa’s “Latin Quarter,” Cigar City uses Florida-grown fruit to bring diverse beverages into a neighborhood already thriving off of diversity. Cider enthusiasts and newbies alike are invited to try the cidery’s colorful cider concoctions and meads — including Keylime Cashmere and Cowboy Dan’s Caramel Extravaganza — while exploring all the city has to offer. At 5.5 percent ABV across the line, any of the ciders will be a fine accompaniment to your day, while the meads pack a stronger punch for the bold, up to 13.5 percent ABV.
Among the experimental cider options is Homemade Apple Pie, a sipper that can’t help but live up to its tantalizing name. Chock-full of cinnamon and vanilla notes and wrapped in a doughy finish, this is the closest thing to comfort food you’ll find in a drink. The end of the can will have you ready for another slice… er, sip. So come on, have your pie and drink it, too.