The holidays are nearly upon us — with schedules bursting with gatherings, shopping lists filled with gifts and toasty fires to nestle against, it’s best to keep a bottle or two of cider on you at all times. Enjoy the flavors of the season in more than just your Starbucks cup with these flavored ciders help capture the essence of holiday magic.
Cranberry | Champlain Orchards Cidery | Shoreham, VT
If, by chance, you aren’t the biggest fan of Grandma’s cranberry sauce, this cranberry cider will serve as a wonderful substitute. Made with tart Vermont cranberries and crisp orchard apples, this hard cider pairs well with fruit and cheese platters. Tell Meemaw that this year, your cider has you covered.
Pumpkin | ACE Craft Cider | Sebastopol, CA
Halloween may have already passed, but for those who rejoice because of plentiful squash flavors that are trending well into the colder months, this cider will keep the movement going. With cinnamon, cloves and allspice, this sip is as sweet as pumpkin pie but comes with a slight punch. Enjoy it with beef for a rich flavor pairing.
Ascender Ginger | Schilling Hard Cider | Seattle
Heighten your senses with this bold cider that aims to elevate your cider sipping experience. Made with crisp apple juice and freshly crushed ginger, this zesty cider will add a spicy twist to your day in the most palate-pleasing way.
Cinnful Apple | Angry Orchard | Cincinnati, OH
The cinnamon spice in this seasonal release is just enough to keep you warm as we slip into chiller temps. Made with a mix of Pacific Northwest-grown apples, the sweetness in this cider is balanced with a splash of cinnamon — just enough to add a little heat. Try it when you’re looking for something made of sugar, spice and everything nice.
Pomegranate | Two Rivers | Sacramento, CA
A classic fruit from the winter tree, this cider brings juicy, tart pomegranate flavor is put front and center in this equally fresh cider. This award-winning blend is a mix of crisp apple and fresh pomegranate flavors that come together to deliver a light yet tart cider ready to be sipped at any festive occasion.