Herbal Ciders for New Zealand Cider Festival
As apple brandy makers, we are mad keen about apple based cocktails, so we began exploring the ways to make spritzy fun cocktails with apple as the base. If a spritz is traditionally an herbal liqueur (amaro) with prosecco and a bit of soda water, can we substitute cider for the bubbles? Or even better, can you make a cider that seems like bubbles with liqueur? Can you make distinctly local ciders inspired by both light bright Venetian spritzes and the darker complex amari spritzes?
The New Zealand Cider Festival gave us an excuse to keg up two of the delicious results. These herbal ciders, made by infusing premium cider with our own bespoke all natural herbal blends, will take you on an adventure you just might not expect from cider!
DAY (Herbal Cider)
Bright – Citrus – Fun
Exceptional apple cider made from local tree-ripened fruit, infused with our proprietary bright herbal blend packed with 9 traditional herbs, including lots of fresh zest, hibiscus and rhubarb. Sparkles with a sunny afternoon vibe.
NIGHT (Herbal Cider)
Dark – Rich – Complex
Premium cider from tree-ripened Moutere apples, oak aged with our own dark herbal blend full of 15 exotic herbs and spices including chocolate, artichoke leaf and warm spices. Evokes a mysterious speakeasy feel.