Monday, September 12, 2011

Perfect Pairing: Spiced Apple Cider

It's still summertime, but it's at that point of the summer when people are so ready to go out and buy a new hoodie, make apple cider, and hit the pumpkin patches already. In most areas of the country, the leaves will begin to turn in just a few weeks from now. Fall planning has already begun!

With that in mind, we have another perfect pairing for euforia: Spiced Apple Cider. Apple cider is sold cold at grocery stores, specialty stores, or farmer's markets - because it is so perishable. But you can warm it, too. For this pairing, I suggest drinking it chilled. Chilled cider has that incredible apple taste - it's cold, fruity, with just a little spice. Sip and munch on euforia after a nice dinner of easy roasted chicken and potatoes. It's the simple goodness of REAL FOOD.

Perfect Pairing #2: Spiced Apple Cider

You'll need
  1. Apple cider
  2. Ingredients for spice cider recipe (see below)
  3. euforia cake! Get 20% off euforia from now til Food Day, Oct 24. See Facebook (become a fan and then go back to "Welcome.")

First, spice the cider. A great (and creative) recipe for spiced apple cider from (one of my favorite recipe sites) calls for brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg, whole cloves and a cinnamon stick, and then uses the coffee maker to brew! Clever.

Second, chill the spiced cider. Again, for this pairing, I suggest chilling the cider to get that fresh, crisp fruit taste that has a bit of a bite.

Pour yourself a cup or glass of the chilled spiced apple cider, unwrap a slice of euforia cake, and enjoy while sitting outside watching the sunset.

I can't think of a better way to eat it. Enjoy!

Image Credit: Ben Garney