hard cider

noun

Definition of hard cider

: fermented apple juice

Examples of hard cider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the bottled brands lean sweet, though some hard cider makers also are bottling their own alcohol-free versions. Washington Post, "How to substitute for alcohol in cooking and baking," 23 Dec. 2020 Some paleo plans allow gluten-free hard cider and red wine, but not all. Isadora Baum, Good Housekeeping, "What Foods You Can (and Can't!) Eat on the Paleo Diet," 19 Nov. 2020 Or, for more exercise, hike Mosier Plateau’s three-and-a-half-mile path, then finish with a growler of hard cider in Hood River. Lilly Graves, Travel + Leisure, "5 Amazing Food Trails Around the World That Serve Local Eats and Stunning Scenery," 17 Oct. 2020 Clyde's first started producing hard cider in 1881 before Frank and Abbey Clyde bought the machinery that remains in-use now in 1898. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Apple picking, hiking, cider drinking: Find a socially distanced escape in the Northeast," 12 Oct. 2020 Bryan Ulbrich, the owner and winemaker at Left Foot Charley, a wine and hard cider company in Traverse City, said the summer went surprisingly well for his business. Adam Brewster, CBS News, "Michigan tourism businesses worry about cold weather and COVID spikes," 22 Sep. 2020 Be sure to check out the Cider House to sample apple wine and hard cider. Hannah Herrera Greenspan, chicagotribune.com, "20 apple orchards and pumpkin patches open this fall around the Chicago area," 18 Sep. 2020 For people who are not fans of hard cider, March First will have its full lineup of beer, hard seltzer and house-made spirits available. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, "Second annual Ciderpalooza today in Sycamore Twp. offers 32 ciders, including 'Cincinnati Chili'," 30 Aug. 2020 Making beverages from apples dates back to about 55 B.C., when the Romans conquered continental Europe and introduced the production of hard cider. Julia Ludlam, Country Living, "What's the Difference Between Apple Cider and Apple Juice?," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hard cider

1786, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Hard cider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20cider. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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