Cider. The most delightful nectar possibly created, and better yet Bristol and Somerset are home to some of the best brews.
But the days are getting shorter and colder, so why not snuggle up with a tipple that’s sure to warm you up from the inside out? Specially for the winter, The Cider Box has introduced three tasty varieties of mulled cider at their Wapping Wharf site, which launched back in August.
All made using the finest cider in the land, freshly fermented at their Bristol taproom, mulled with spices from The Bart Ingredients Company and served hot- perfect for a cheeky sip on a mooch around the harbourside. Choose from crushed winter gin berry, hot buttered rum cider or classic hot spiced cider.
The taproom’s winter berry flavour is The Cider Box’s classic hot spiced cider, which is cider made in Bristol from 100% fermented apples, gently mulled with spices and blended with a homemade fusion of foraged hedgerow fruits steeped in locally distilled gin. And it’s berry good, plus the gin gives it an extra little kick, which is exactly what’s needed during the cold weather.
Plus, the craft cider brewers have upped the ante even more with the launch of their hot buttered rum cider. The Cider Box has taken the classic American winter beverage and added craft cider gently mulled with cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and ginger then mixed with Dead Man’s Fingers spiced rum, with a little melted butter, plus there is a vegan option too.
As well as offering a delicious selection of hot mulled cider, The Cider Box has also introduced hot mulled apple juice. Locally pressed Discovery apples, naturally sweet with a gentle bite and a little acidity, mulled gently with spices from the East- cinnamon, ginger, cloves & nutmeg, with additional varieties including winter berries and ginger kick, it’s the perfect winter warmer and booze-free alternative.
The Cider Box, Unit 10, Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf, BS1 6ZA