Everyday, cider lovers face a dilemma that would be a joy for most people to come across: so many ciders, so little time. With cideries releasing an abundance of new flavors year-round, finding time to try new ciders can be overwhelming. Take advantage of the day by enhancing each meal with a quintessential cider companion. Here are the perfect beverages to pair with every meal of the day.
Breakfast: Grand Mimosa
Next time you’re looking to upgrade breakfast, ditch the traditional mimosa for its tantalizing cider counterpart. Wisconsin-based Ciderboys Cider Co. blends crisp apples and irresistible juicy oranges to create the Grand Mimosa. The unique cider uses all-natural orange juice to complete its sweet, yet tart flavor profile. Alternately, you can also make a next-level cider mimosa from scratch with this recipe.
From Burlington, Vermont, Citizen Cider’s bRosé is the perfect cider rosé for day drinking. A great addition to any lunch, whether you’re having friends over for a social distance barbecue or packing a picnic for yourself, enjoy bRosé’s marriage of apple and blueberry flavors and semi-dry sweetness.
Dinner: Original Hard Apple
Simple, straightforward, light and refreshing are all great qualities to look for in a cider to pair with dinner — it will enhance any savory meal nicely. Wash down a flavorful meal of pasta, steak or seafood with the refreshing Original Hard Apple from Swift Cider. Balanced with the lightness of tart green apples and the crispness of citrus, the dry cider from the Oregon-based cidery will complement a dinner meal without overtaking the palate.
Dessert: Ice Cider
What better end to a day of great food and great cider than on a sweet note! With aromas of orange zest, honey and spicy vanilla, this Quebecois ice cider from family-owned and-operated Leduc-Piedimonte complements a variety of rich desserts such as cheesecake, crème brûlée and dark chocolate. Whether paired with a dessert or enjoyed by itself, the sweet notes of this ice cider will satisfy any sweet tooth.