We will tell you about a drink that is cold and refreshing like beer and sparkling like champagne.
Cider is a light wine ideal for autumn. The drink, which is excellent with its clarity and fresh apple aromas, is carbonated in the bottle and served carbonated, unlike other wines.
Added to cocktails, sipped on its own or even made into syrup, this drink has a deep-rooted history dating back to the Roman Empire.
The fruit is fermented once to create cider, followed by a second fermentation in the bottle to add gas. Like Champagne, it is matured for two years before release to create finesse and complexity.
Different production methods, influenced by regions, apple varieties and local traditions, contain a wide range of tastes, differing aromas, flavor and acidity levels.
The aroma can be delicate or strong. While apple flavor may predominate, the taste can show significant complexity, or a single apple variety can be simple but leave a lively, inviting impression.
Served alone as an aperitif or with a meal, cider’s place in cocktails is compared to champagne by gourmets. It adds another dimension to the drink with its acidic and tannic structure. It balances the richness and sweetness of the cocktail and also neutralizes the palate.
A quality cider has the same texture and depth as champagne; However, cider has a much lower alcohol content. The alcohol content varies between 2% and 8.5%. The ideal smoking temperature is between 8°-10°C.