Hard cider is the new bubbly.
Crisp, juicy, and surprisingly versatile, hard cider is appropriate to drink year-round, although we particularly love sipping it during the spring. Thanks to its tart and refreshing flavor, lower ABV, subtle carbonation, and overall versatility, hard cider is also incredibly food-friendly and makes a delicious alternative to a more traditional bottle of bubbly for dinner parties or other special occasions. What's more, the future of cider looks anything but basic, as more and more brands experiment with making cider from fruits other than the apple, like pears, black currants, and even strawberries.
From fruity and tart varieties to traditional dry blends, here are our seven favorite hard ciders right now.
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