When you shop for apple cider with Boozebud you will find only the lowest prices available because we don't bother setting out prices across the apple cider range or any of the other types of alcohol that we offer. We just find the lowest prices available for our products everywhere we can find them, and then we match those prices. We guarantee that we do this. If you find a lower price on an apple cider or beer or gin or anything else that we stock, we'll match it. Let us know where you saw it and as long as it fits with the general conditions, we'll happily sell you the same product for the price that you found it.
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Is apple cider alcoholic?
Whether your glass of apple cider is alcoholic will probably depend on where in the world you are asking that question. Here, in Australia, apple cider is considered an alcoholic drink and if you want a non alcoholic kind then you will probably need to specify that in your initial order. In North America, apple cider is actually apple juice straight from the cider press. It is generally enjoyed warm or hot with a stick cinnamon in it or other mulling herbs and spices to give it a bit of pep for cool winter and autumn evenings. If you want to order an apple cider with the alcohol bit in it too then you'll need to request a hard cider.
Most apple cider varieties are at about 4% ABV meaning that they're quite low and the main reason for this is because fresh apples chosen for making cider are usually a lot lower in natural sugars that the other fruits you typically make alcoholic beverages from like grapes. Grapes have a lot more sugar so during fermentation the yeast in the soon-to-be wine will be munching away on their dinner quite happily for some time, producing lots of lovely ethyl alcohol and plenty of bubbles.
In fact, in ancient times throughout Rome and Greece, apple cider was a very common drink for everybody, including children. Generally speaking, the available fresh water sources throughout the ancient world were not very reliable or clean. Fresh drinking water in urban centres throughout the later centuries was just as unreliable so mildly alcoholic drinks were generally safer to drink offering a host of benefits. There was less chance for bacteria to be growing in it because alcohol is a natural preservative.
How do you make apple cider alcoholic?
The process of fermentation is quite simple. For apple cider in particular, tart and bitter apples are chosen with higher acidity and tannin content levels in the skins and apple core. These chemical profiles help to build more complex and interesting tasting notes in the final product. Your ancient cider make would have made their apple cider in much the same way that it is made today. The fruit was collected and then pulped. Throughout Europe you can still find giant grinding stones set into circular runs which were specifically meant for pulping apples and pears for cider making. All of the apples were dumped into the rut and a pony or horse would typically power the grinding stone.
Once all of the fruit was sufficiently pulped, it was gathered up and spread out into cheeses of pomace for pressing. These cheeses were densely packed parcels of apple pomace wrapped up in muslin and stacked one on top of the other. The press would be brought down over the cheeses and all of the fresh apple juice would be squeezed out and collected. Fermenting happened next. In ancient time there was probably an abundance of natural yeasts captured from the cider maker's surrounding area, but more modern times and markets depend on more reliable results. Nowadays, compatible yeast strains are specifically chosen and added to the apple juice and then left to do their magic work. When the yeast has eaten all of the available sugars and then died off, the result is a much less sweet cider with a gentle alcohol content. Some makers will repeat the fermentation process to increase the sweetness or the alcohol content.
If you're looking for a lower sugar content in your apple cider then there are a couple of carb-conscious options that you can make including the Pure Blonde Organic Apple Cider which has about 60% less sugar and 50% less carbohydrates than regular cider. Somersby Lower Carb Apple Cider offers you 30% less sugar and 30% less carbs than their regular cider.
When it comes to drinking apple cider, the traditional way to enjoy it is straight from the bottle or the can. This deliciously light and typically sweet tasting liquor goes down very easily on its own, chilled or warm depending on your mood and what suits your weather best, physical and emotional. Typically, being quiet a bubbly beverage, apple cider makes a great alternative to sparkling wine based cocktails like a mimosa. You can also create an apple cider mojito using half your usual soda water amount with half fizzy apple cider.
That's the skinny on apple cider so you're probably ready to get stuck into experiencing it. Boozebud has all of your favourite and well-known apple cider producers available for quick and easy ordering online, as well as a few bespoke brands making some interesting and delicious tasting experiments within this style. Get creative and climb outside of your comfort zone to experience some apple cider greats and new-comers.
Everything we have available to order comes at the lowest price that you'll find anywhere so if you find something you like for a lower amount, let us know and we'll match it. That includes all of your favourite well-known producers. Order your apple cider online with Boozebud and get it delivered directly to your door in time for your next sesh.
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