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apple cider


Non-alcoholic additives, juices & mixers

Also known as

sweet cider


Generic for the juice of apples picked early in the season with a higher acid & lower sugar content - often unpasteurized and clarified to a lesser degree than apple juice per sé. All of this enhances the potential for fermentation (ie hard apple cider) in a manner not present in the juice. Note that differences between what is "apple juice" and what is "apple cider" varies widely by brand, and sometimes there is NO difference. An excellent cocktail/mixed drink/punch additive, more prevalent in years-past than now. The meaning of cider in the United Kingdom is different, referring to a fermented apple beverage, drunk like (and with a similar proof to) beer. See also cider & apple juice.




Generally available. Known to be distributed in parts of United Kingdom, Europe and North America. Regional. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.


apple juice

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 8 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureCider Eggnog
pictureCider Fizz
pictureGeneral Harrison's Eggnog
pictureApple Toddy (hot)
pictureNormandy Cocktail
pictureDevonia Cocktail

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Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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