A cloudy appearance, reminiscent of traditional ciders. The subtle yet charming aroma of farm-fresh heirloom apples is balanced by the pleasantly refreshing texture. The semi-sweet finish indulges your palate with a velvety and crisp apple kick.
Chicken Waldorf salad, Pesto pasta with shrimp and scallions, Eggplant lasagna, Grilled lemon garlic zucchini, Spanakopita
Tapas, Charcuterie, Spanish Chorizo, Fresh Mozzarella, Greek Bruschetta
(ABV: 3.2%) Calories per serving: 120
2 oz. unfiltered apple cider
½ teaspoon dark maple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 oz. Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Apple Cider
Fill a champagne flute with the first 3 ingredients. Top with Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Apple Cider and 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Garnish with a thin apple slice.
(ABV: 10%) Calories per serving: 200
8 mint leaves, plus garnish
5 basil leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 oz. white rum
3 oz. Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Apple Cider
Lime sugar for rim of glass
Dip the top of the glass in water and cover with lime/sugar mixture. In a cocktail shaker muddle mint, basil, sugar, and lime juice. Add ice and rum, shake well. Strain into ice filled glass and top with Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Apple Cider. Garnish with mint sprig.
3½ lbs. Mutsu apples (or Golden Delicious)
1 bottle Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Apple Cider
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
6 allspice berries
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 Tablespoons lemon juice
Peel, core and cut the apples into cubes. Put into a large Dutch Oven along with the Strongbow Artisanal Blend Hard Apple Cider, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until apples are soft enough to blend.
Transfer apples to the bowl of a blender or food processor and blend until smooth (taking caution when blending hot items.) Return the applesauce to your pot and then add your spices. Over a low heat so as not to scorch your apples, slowly cook your mixture for about 2-2½ hours, stirring often until the apples have become quite thick and brown. Remove from heat and cool. Serve with aged cheddar and crackers.
Strongbow hard ciders come in a wide variety of delightful flavors, each with its own characteristic bouquet. Get inspired!