July 20, 2010
September 18, 2008
This Sunday will officially start the fall season, meaning lots of pumpkins, lots of squash, and lots of apples. While I love pumpkin, apples and all apple byproducts are also a favorite part of my fall season, especially apple cider. How nice is it to cuddle up to a warm glass of apple cider? The cinnamon, the spice…all of it really puts the beauty of fall into perspective. And, since we all know I like to at least attempt to make things from scratch…
October 12, 2007
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It’s no secret that I’m a big huge geek about hard apple cider. What can I say? I just like it better than beer. But this week I realized I’ve never made my own.
That’s gonna change.
Behold: How to Make Your Own Cider!
As soon as I can, I’m gonna get started on some homemade scrumpy. And three months after I start, I will drink it. And it will be glorious. I advise anyone else with a taste for apples and some spare time to do the same.
Have a good weekend, everybody!
-Jim is already envisioning the first glass
July 6, 2007
Instead of recommending a cocktail this week, I’m gonna push a product from off-site that’s near and dear to my heart: Woodchuck Dark & Dry 802 Draft Cider. Someone at Woodchuck’s laboratories (filled with mad scientists and in a skull-shaped orchard, no doubt) heard my demands for a dryer, crisper cider, and they delivered in spades. It’s not a full escape from the soda pop-sweetness mass-produced ciders all suffer, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
So instead of getting yet another case of that Johnny-come-lately beer, stop by your local liquor store and try out a six-pack of Dark & Dry. If you aren’t happy with your purchase, drink the remaining five bottles really fast, and you’ll get happy pretty quickly.
-Jim out, mourning Cider’s sad history