Cider is the perfect holiday drink this Thanksgiving: Here’s why

Thanksgiving and the holidays are upon us and that means it is time to find the perfect drinks for our table. How about cider? The perfect sip every time.

With the holidays upon us, many of us are planning things like parties and Thanksgiving dinner. And while the food may already have been decided on, have you thought about drinks you will be offering this year? What about choosing cider?

What makes cider the perfect choice for Thanksgiving is actually something some people might consider a downside – its acidity. But that acid acts as a perfect balance to the richer foods of turkey and gravy. In fact, the acid in ciders helps to cut through all the rich fats found on our holiday tables, making this a perfect holiday drink.

And if ever there was a time for picking ciders for the holidays, now would be it, and it certainly feels like Virtue Cider understands this. In fact, this is their season, as this is when apple picking at an all-time high. The fall is when the best ciders are produced, and we live for these crisp and refreshing drinks.


Photo: Virtue Cider’s Lapinette.. Image Courtesy Virtue Cider

While there are plenty of amazing apple ciders on the market (particularly the kind lacking alcohol), if you are looking for something with a bit of a kick, then you need Virtue Cider in your life. Not only do you get hard ciders that tastes delicious, but you also get the perfect sips for the holidays.

As part of their Farm Series, Virtue Cider has their Old Spot (a new release this year), which is made with bittersweet apples straight from Michigan. With Old Spot, you get a drink that is barrel-aged and dry, with a deep taste of the apples used. (And it pairs perfectly with everything on your dinner table, so you can’t go wrong with this one.)

Their second offering for the season is the Lapinette. The Lapinette is a “Norman-style cidre brut” that has been fermented with a French yeast. This cider is then aged in a French oak barrel to infuse the flavors of the season we expect with each sip.

If ever there was a cider that belonged on the holiday table, particularly alongside a Thanksgiving feast, it would have to be the Lapinette, as it feels like it was designed to act as a complement for rich foods and roasted meats.

I am definitely a fan of Virtue Cider and their delicious offerings. And they are definitely a must-have on the holiday table, especially this Thanksgiving.

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What do you think of ciders as an addition to your holiday drink list? Do you enjoy hard ciders like the ones that Virtue Cider offer? Tell us what you think in the comments.