15 of the most delicious and unusual fruit cider flavours
World Best Bar
Apr 11, 2018
10 January 2019
1. Strawberry and Lime, Rekorderlig and Kopparberg
Okay, so this one certainly isn’t the most unusual, but it’s absolutely delicious. Because it’s the flavour combo that helped cement fruit cider’s place in the drinks market, it’s the perfect starting point for any fruit cider newbie.
2. Wild Berries, Rekorderlig
Here’s another flavour that we couldn’t leave off the list! Because it tends to be popular, most big brands will have a berry flavour of some kind, which probably stems from people’s love of a good, old-fashioned cider black! Rekorderlig’s offering is particularly tasty: not too sweet, pleasantly dry and bursting with soft fruit flavours.
3. Rhubarb, Rosie’s Pig
Do you think that rhubarb only belongs in crumbles, syrups and liqueurs? Well, think again! The folks over at Rosie’s Pig have made a delightful rhubarb drink – a lightly sparkling, cloudy cider. It might just change your mind about the validity of these fruity drinks.
4. Elderflower and Lime, Kopparberg
If you’re a fan of an elderflower press, then this cider is right up your alley. This totally clear cider is drier than most (and definitely not the sweetest, either!). Drink over ice, or, if you’re feeling daring, mix it with a splash of gin and tonic for a super-easy cocktail!
5. Passionfruit and Apple, Old Mout
This pale, green cider is sweet and almost candy-like on the nose. Soft and fizzy in the mouth, the flavours are strong, but not overpowering. It almost tastes like a soft drink, so watch out! If you drink a few of these in quick succession, you might just end up on the floor!
6. Raspberry and Pomegranate, Smirnoff
Smirnoff’s decided to get in on the fruit cider game by offering a cider mixed with their vodka. They’ve gone all out with several, bold flavour combinations, like this raspberry and pomegranate drink that’ll have you thinking it’s a cocktail, not a cider.
7. Mango and Raspberry, Rekorderlig
Get a taste of the tropics with Rekorderlig’s Mango and Raspberry cider. With its intense flavour and fragrance, this cider can be enjoyed on its own and straight from the bottle or over ice. If you want a more potent drink, however, spice it up with a spirit. That extra shot of tequila or rye whiskey only improves it!
8. Pomegranate and Strawberry, Old Mout
There’s something familiar about Old Mout’s latest fruit cider, but at the same time, it feels totally new and exotic. The pomegranate offers a tart counterpoint to the strawberry sweetness. This winning combo is best served with lots of ripe strawberries and a wedge of lime.
9. Blueberry and Lime, Bulmers
With this cider, Bulmers brought the first blueberry-flavoured cider to the UK markets. We don’t know why it didn’t happen sooner! It’s bold in flavour and colour with a tangy burst of lime for balance.
10. Passionfruit and Lime, Smirnoff
Here’s another fruit cider to fuel your exotic holiday daydreams. Pour this into a fat-bodied wine glass with a generous helping of ice and soft fruit. Once you start sipping it, you’ll feel like you’re on some far-flung beach in no time at all!
11. Peach and Apricot, Rekorderlig
If you’re craving a Bellini but you’re all out of Prosecco, then reach for Rekorderlig’s peach and apricot cider instead. The soft fruit flavours go well together and give you delicate flavour experience without being overpowering. It’s a winning combination all round, we say!
12. Mandarin and Grapefruit, Smirnoff
You’ve heard of grapefruit-flavoured wheat beers; now get ready for grapefruit-flavoured cider! Mandarin and grapefruit is a tried and true flavour, and with Smirnoff’s added shot of vodka, you’ve got a delicious cider cocktail.
13. Coconut and Lime, Brothers
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that coconut water’s the best thing since sliced bread. So, the guys over at Brothers thought, ‘why not add it to cider’? The result is something that bears a passing resemblance to Malibu, but the lime adds a welcome citrus burst.
14. Plum and Red Apple, Pimms
Pimms is the ultimate British summertime staple, but have you ever thought of adding it to your cider? No? Well, here’s the cider to change that. You still get the Pimms flavour you know and love, just with something a little added extra. Think cheeky Vimto but with cider!
15. Kiwi and Lime, Old Mout
Rounding off the list is a kiwi-flavoured cider from the company that aims to export ‘a little bit of Kiwi spirit’ to the world. The result is an aromatic cider that’s surprisingly light, but oh-so-refreshing. We reckon we could knock back several of these without even noticing. Oops!
And there you have it! 15 unusual – yet delicious – fruit cider flavours to quench your thirst!
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