hard cider


Definition of hard cider 

: fermented apple juice

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Step 3: The hard cider, about 6 percent alcohol, is pumped into a 100-gallon copper pot for the first of two distillations. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How They Make Applejack Whiskey," 24 Nov. 2016 The drinks listed below are gluten free, so when possible choose these: gluten free beer; hard cider; distilled vodka; whiskey; wine; champagne; tequila; brandy; bourbon; scotch; gin; cognac; sake. Steven Macari, Harper's BAZAAR, "Drink Responsibly: A Healthy Guide to Imbibing," 21 Feb. 2014 Liquiderie There’s a little something for every beverage drinker at La Liquiderie: obscure American and European beers, hard cider from small producers, natural and biodynamic wines, fancy British sodas made with fresh fruit, and bottled iced teas. Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Food Tours in Paris," 3 Mar. 2018 Historically applejack was a Colonial-era winter spirit made by freeze distilling: leaving hard cider outside and removing the ice to concentrate the alcohol in a process called jacking. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How They Make Applejack Whiskey," 24 Nov. 2016 Beer on tap, bottles and cans and hard cider range from $4.50-$10. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Emil's Tavern on Center in Grayslake," 9 July 2018 After a four-year learning curve, Brosofsky delivered his first orders of hard cider to local restaurants and markets one year ago. Ellen Albanese, BostonGlobe.com, "Where better to enjoy a local craft cider than the Cape?," 6 June 2018 Stay away from hard ciders, as a serving is 15-20g of carbs. Kimberly Mugler, Philly.com, "Dos and donts of drinking alcohol on paleo, keto diets," 26 May 2018 The new location avoids construction but like last year, serves Miller Lite and four craft beers on tap along with wine coolers, hard cider and soda. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Guide to Milwaukee beer gardens — 2018 edition," 4 May 2018

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1786, in the meaning defined above

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