2 Great Ciders To Try This Spring

2 Great Ciders To Try This Spring - Female Original

Lighter Spring nights will be on their way in just a few weeks and I for one can say that I’ll be welcoming them with open arms. When I think of Springtime I instantly associate it with crisp air, blooming flowers and the beginnings of sunnier times. Not only that but I’ll start thinking about seasonal flavours in terms of food and drink. I’m not necessarily someone who exclusively sticks to seasonal flavours when it comes to my drinks. In fact you’ll often catch me happily sipping away on Aperol Spritz’s in the bitterest of Winter evenings. But sometimes it’s nice to embrace seasonal drinks. Which is why, in celebration of Springtime, I’m sharing two Spring ciders that I think would be perfect for sipping this season.

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2 Great Ciders To Try This Spring: Cider Is Wine

If you’ve read my tips on how to make the most of a weekend at home or checked out my boozy gift guide then you’ll most likely already be familiar with the brand Cider Is WineBut for those of you who aren’t aware of the company, allow me to quickly introduce you to them. Based in Maidenhead, Cider Is Wine are a company who focus on sharing only the highest quality of cider and perry with the consumer. They believe that cider, alike wine, should be seen as both a sophisticated and elegant alternative to our favourite wines. And with their array of beautiful and delicious ciders and perries on offer on their site, they definitely have proven this to be true. I’ve picked out two ciders, that are available on the Cider Is Wine website, to share with you as wonderful options for Springtime sipping.

2 Great Ciders To Try This Spring - Female Original

Long Brothers Apple & Blueberry Co-Ferment Cider

The first of the two ciders comes from Northamptonshire based Long Brothers. Their Apple & Blueberry Co-Ferment Cider is made using 100% freshly pressed and fermented apples and blueberries, and uses no concentrates. The co-ferment is a mix of 85% apple juice (Katie apples from Lower Court Farm, Herefordshire) and 15% blueberry juice (from Lutton Farm, Northamptonshire). Made in the same way as grape wine, the cider is also gluten free and vegetarian and vegan friendly.

2 Great Ciders To Try This Spring - Female Original
Long Brothers Apple & Blueberry Co-Ferment Cider, RRP £12.30. Available on Cider Is Wine.

In terms of first impressions, Long Brothers co-ferment is a stunning, deep shade of red that instantly made me think of delicious dark berries. As for the taste I was mostly getting a strong apple flavour (from the Katie apples) before finishing with some sweetness from the blueberries. I’d describe this one as lightly sparkling and, compared to other ciders that contain berries, it’s fairly crisp and dry. The sweetness is definitely still there but overall it’s light and super refreshing. Cider Is Wine recommend pairing this cider with a lentil and feta salad, pan seared duck or slow cooked lamb. However, they also suggest drinking it on it’s own as a delightful aperitif (which is how I enjoyed it!).

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Tinston Anatomy Sparkling 2017

The second cider comes from Brighton based Tinston. As a small-batch company, they believe in care, attention to detail and of course quality when it comes to their ciders. For Tinston, it’s important that they showcase exactly what England has to offer in terms of high quality ciders. I think their 2017 Tinston Anatomy is a great example of exactly this. It’s a sparkling cider made from 100% freshly-pressed Bramley apples, and is made in a similar way to sparkling wine. Tinston Anatomy Sparkling 2017 is also gluten free and vegetarian and vegan friendly.

2 Great Ciders To Try This Spring - Female Original
Tinston Anatomy Sparkling 2017, RRP £10.75. Available on Cider Is Wine.

Let’s get onto how it tastes then shall we? So first off the scent was not what I was expecting at all, it almost has a bit of a sour, acidic smell to it (not dissimilar to a sour beer actually). But in terms of how it tasted it couldn’t be further from it’s sour beer-esque scent. It’s sparkling, crisp yet fruity, and honestly…it’s so similar to champagne that I almost couldn’t believe it was cider. Of course it does still have the appley cider flavours but it’s also totally champagne-esque. If you’re someone who loves sparkling wine or champagne then you seriously need to give this a try. And at £10.75 it’s such a great alternative to a quality champagne that will definitely impress! Cider Is Wine recommend serving this cider in flute glasses alongside light canapés (sounds dreamy!). But they also mention that the Tinston Anatomy would work well with fresh fish dishes such as smoked salmon or mackerel pâté.

What drinks do you often associate with the Spring? Have either of these ciders caught your eye? Let me know which one you’d love to try this season!

Female Original

Read next: How To Make The Most Of A Weekend At Home.

50 Comments

  1. Jaya Avendel
    February 26, 2021

    The color of the blueberry cider reminds me very much of the fruit kombucha I used to make! Such a pretty shade of bluish purple.
    I am a sparkling kind of gal so the sparkling Anatomy looks delicious. Thanks for sharing another company dedicated to high standards of flavor and drinks made with love. 🙂

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 1, 2021

      It’s such a lovely shade isn’t it! Glad you enjoyed discovering some new drinks 🙂 x

      Reply
  2. Macey @ Brine & Books
    February 26, 2021

    Omg, why does a glass of cider sound so freakin good right now?!!? I’ve been sipping on coffee & water all day, so that sounds refreshing, honestly x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 1, 2021

      Hahaha blame it on the upcoming Spring! Both are absolutely lovely, refreshing ciders 🙂 x

      Reply
  3. Kemi
    February 27, 2021

    The sun over the past few days has definitely got me in the mood for drinks like these! Thanks for sharing 🙂 http://skylish.co.uk

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 1, 2021

      The sun always has me wanting a delicious, refreshing drink as well! Glad you enjoyed reading 🙂 x

      Reply
  4. Natasha Evans
    February 28, 2021

    Oooh Apple and Blueberry sounds like such a delicious flavour! Thanks for sharing these!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 1, 2021

      It’s such a lovely flavour combination in a cider! Perfect for Spring 🙂 x

      Reply
  5. Eleanor Jones
    February 28, 2021

    Cider means summer and spring for me- and I think it’s a classic picnic drink 🙂 thank you for sharing these recommendations, I love finding new fruity drinks to try x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 2, 2021

      Oooh yes, it’s definitely a great picnic drink! Glad you enjoyed reading 🙂 x

      Reply
  6. Aimsy
    February 28, 2021

    Ooo I like the sound of both of these. I can imagine sitting out in the garden, in the sun enjoying a refreshing glass (or two) of these!
    Bring on the sun!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 2, 2021

      Glad you like the sound of them! Oh yes, that sounds like a vibe haha x

      Reply
  7. Lynn Mejia
    March 1, 2021

    Yum! I love cider! Strongbow is definitely my fav. The blueberry apple one sounds delish! Thanks for sharing xx

    http://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 2, 2021

      You can’t beat a crisp cider on a hot day! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

      Reply
  8. Jodie | That Happy Reader
    March 1, 2021

    These look like great choices! I associate Rose wines with warmer weather! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 2, 2021

      Oooh I do love a rosé in the sunshine (although I love a rosé anytime tbf…haha!) x

      Reply
  9. Paige
    March 1, 2021

    Both of these sound amazing! I love the color of the blueberry and apple cider. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 2, 2021

      It’s such a lovely shade of red isn’t it! Thanks for reading 🙂 x

      Reply
  10. Lucy
    March 1, 2021

    These sound like great ciders to try in Spring! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 2, 2021

      Glad you like the sound of them! x

      Reply
  11. Ellie
    March 1, 2021

    I do quite like cider but dont drink it that often, the Long Brothers one sounds like it tastes super nice!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 2, 2021

      It’s a great cider – one for Spring sipping for sure! 🙂 x

      Reply
  12. Anika
    March 2, 2021

    The Long Brothers Cider looks and sounds delicious, definitely the kind of drink I’d reach for in the summer!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 5, 2021

      Glad you like the sound of it! x

      Reply
  13. Katie
    March 2, 2021

    I LOVE cider! And that Long Brother’s cider sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 5, 2021

      It’s such a great Spring/Summer drink isn’t it! Glad you like the sound of the Long Brother’s cider 🙂 x

      Reply
  14. Lovely
    March 3, 2021

    These sounds amazing! I’m so tempted by the color of the apple and blueberry cider.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 6, 2021

      The colour of it just draws you right in doesn’t it! x

      Reply
  15. Lauren Kenny
    March 3, 2021

    These look really good! I love a cider when it’s sunny. My current favourite is the Old Mout pineapple and raspberry cider but would like to try more 🙂

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 5, 2021

      Oooh that sounds lovely! I agreed, cider on a sunny day is the best 🙂 x

      Reply
  16. Samantha
    March 3, 2021

    I’ve had a love for cider ever since I was young because I used to drink it with my grandad when we went on holiday. Strongbow has always been the cider of choice but the Tinston sparkling sounds really nice and perfect for a sunny day! x

    Samantha | https://samanthajblogs.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 6, 2021

      Aw I love that! The Tinston Anatomy is so lovely – it really does have a champagne-ness to it 🙂 x

      Reply
  17. Daisy
    March 3, 2021

    I don’t drink but all of these ciders sound amazing! Very refreshing!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 6, 2021

      Glad you like the sound of them (even if you don’t drink!). I’ll have to check out the alcohol-free cider scene and see if there’s anything! x

      Reply
  18. Della Driscoll
    March 3, 2021

    These ciders sound so interesting!! I’m not usually a big cider fan but I’d love to try them xx

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 6, 2021

      They’re both lovely ciders! Glad you like the sound of them despite not usually being a cider fan 🙂 x

      Reply
  19. This might sound weird but I have never had ciders before. I’m gonna have to try them. The blueberry and apple one looks so damn amazing and it has this beautiful red colour which makes you want to taste it almost immediately haha.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 6, 2021

      Oh really! Hopefully you’ll enjoy them whenever you get a chance to try a few out 🙂 x

      Reply
  20. Nancy
    March 4, 2021

    Yum!! You can’t go wrong with sparkling cider. I love that these bottles are affordable. Big plus when you can mix a good cocktail with it. Thanks for sharing these picks!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 5, 2021

      Agreed! Glad you like the sound of them 🙂 x

      Reply
  21. Melissa
    March 4, 2021

    These sound so delicious, especially the blueberry apple flavored one! Thanks for sharing your experience trying these ciders out! I loved reading this!

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 6, 2021

      Thank you so much! The Long Brothers cider is so good so I’m glad you liked the sound of it 🙂 x

      Reply
  22. Radi
    March 4, 2021

    I think I would love the sparkling one. Just imaging it at a spring picnic!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 6, 2021

      It’d be perfect for a picnic! Glad you liked the sound of it 🙂 x

      Reply
  23. Sophie
    March 4, 2021

    I definitely associate cider with spring and summer too. I love the sound of the apple and blueberry. It sounds so fresh and perfect for the slightly warmer weather x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      March 5, 2021

      It’ll forever make me think of sunshine! Glad you like the sound of it 🙂 x

      Reply
  24. Angelica
    March 22, 2021

    LOVE cider! Ususally i get it in the fall but will deff try these out!

    XX Angelica
    https://eraenvogue.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      March 31, 2021

      Glad you like the sound of them! 🙂 x

      Reply
  25. Tiziana
    April 18, 2021

    I´m a big cider fan, especially when it gets warmer 🙂
    have a good start in the new week,
    Tiziana
    http://www.tizianaolbrich.de

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      April 24, 2021

      Cider is so lovely in the warmer weather! You can’t beat a nice glass of cider on a sunny day 🙂 x

      Reply

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