Category: Cider Recipes

8 Feb

What is Turbo Cider?

Spend any amount of time talking about brewing and cider making and someone will bring up the topic of turbo cider. Now I hate to be dismissive, but most of the people who use the term apply it to barely drinkable loopy juice.

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5 Dec

Cider at Christmas

Cider is a great traditional base for warming winter drinks. You can bother with recipes but the basics are to heat a quantity of cider appropriate for the number of drinkers expected. Now add a selection of flavourings and possibly some sweetness. If you want to add alcohol do it just before serving, after turning the flames off.

There isn’t much else to say except to recommend spices such as nutmeg, ginger cinnamon, juices such as orange and sweetness from honey or dark sugars.

The additional alcohol can come from brandy, rum, whiskey, vodka… or highly flavoured drinks such as tia maria, ammaretto or others.  Do avoid cream based alcohol as it can make the drink look horrible.

Mulled cider at christmas isn’t difficult to make and really helps the christmas spirit come alive.

7 Oct

Cider Recipes

Cider is made from apples, but by mixing varieties you can get different tasting ciders once the brewing is complete.

A recipe for a ’rounded’ cider.

60% Eating Apples
35% Cooking Apples (Bramleys)
5% Crab apples

This combination provides you with bitterness from the crab apples and tartness from the Bramleys along with the eating apples to make a well rounded brew.

7 Oct

Cider Recipes

Cider is made from apples, but by mixing varieties you can get different tasting ciders once the brewing is complete.

A recipe for a ’rounded’ cider.

60% Eating Apples
35% Cooking Apples (Bramleys)
5% Crab apples

This combination provides you with bitterness from the crab apples and tartness from the Bramleys along with the eating apples to make a well rounded brew.