Though apples are often synonymous with autumn, modern makers are blending in other seasonal flavors to move with the rotation of the year. Whether you are vacationing on a tropical island or backpacking across mountains, cooking or cocktailing, cider with a dosage of peach — a quintessential summer fruit — brings the sunny season into the cider glass. Here are five peach ciders that will help you make endless summer memories.
Bluebird Day Sparkling Peach Wine | Ploughman Farm Cider
Don’t let the name fool you, this drink has everything a cider lover needs. Ploughman Farm Cider is based in Aspers, Pennsylvania, and grows its apple specifically for its ciders. Made with wild fermented peach juice and topped off with dry apple cider, the end result is a light and crisp taste that is refreshing after a day in the sun. The peach stands out immediately in this drink, and whether you call this a wine or cider, this drink finishes with a crisp and light touch.
Stadium Island Peach | Brickworks Ciderhouse
Based in Ontario, Canada, Brickworks Ciderhouse’s Stadium Island Peach is dedicated to the numerous peach trees that once populated Ontario. Named after Hanlan’s Point Stadium, the cider house has been producing the beverage since 2013. Packed full with flavor, this semisweet cider is heavy on peach flavor while the apple side is an undertone. With a tart finish, this drink is perfect for a baseball game like its name suggests, and would match well with summer dishes like corn on the cob or BBQ.
Peach Tea | Nine Pin Cider
Nine Pin is New York state’s first farm cidery and has a peach cider to prove its legacy. Created exclusively with New York apples, the cider is then infused with a custom peach tea blend from nearby tea shop Short and Stout. Part of Nine Pin’s speciality series, the peach tea is a tart and refreshing blend of cider and tea in one drink. Being cold infused with the tea, the peach flavor permeates strongly in this cider and leaves a lasting impression on the drinker.
Peach | Bold Rock Hard Cider
Winning over a 100 awards, Bold Rock Hard Cider has created a smooth, dry peachified cider. Available in 12-ounce bottles, this cider is made with apples from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Appalachia. Paired with yellow peaches, the result is a dry and fruity blend apple and summer goodness. Additionally, this cider is gluten free, as is all of Bold Rock’s ciders. Best when icy cold, Bold Rock’s peach cider is a winning combo that is perfect not just in the summer, but year round whenever you need a glimpse of the sunnier times.
Apple Peach | Ciderboys Hard Cider
Get this cider while you still can. Sold only between March 1 and August 31, this limited edition sip will be gone before you know it. Crafted by Ciderboys Hard Cider from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, this cider is a sharp mix of apple and peach. Started in November of 2012, Ciderboys has gone on to create a variety of cider blends, but their peach cider is made just for summer. With a dry taste and a fair mix of apples and peaches, the cider is a cool and tangy drink to try during the season.