January 17, 2013

Cider and Black

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For Christmas last year we had a drink called Cider and Black, a mix of dry hard cider and blackcurrant cordial. Hard cider, which has the same alcohol content as beer at about 5% in volume, is becoming popular at least here in Virginia. I like the combination of hard cider and blackcurrant because it's very light and slightly sweet. It's a ladies' drink, I guess.

I made blackcurrant cordial from frozen fruit and bought Virginia dry hard cider.
To make Cider and Black: half-fill a tall glass with ice, add 4:1 dry hard cider/cordial, stir, and enjoy.

Blackcurrant Cordial
1 pound frozen blackcurrant
half pound sugar
1 cup water
juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • In a medium stainless steel saucepan, heat blackcurrant, water, and sugar to a gentle simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add lemon juice and zest and simmer for 3 minutes. Let cool completely. Pass through a fine sieve; transfer cordial into a sterilized bottle and refrigerate until needed.
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Hazel said...

If it's a ladies' drink, then I'm in ;p Thanks for including a recipe. Happy Friday.

Unknown said...

sounds like a good cocktail. i don't think we have blackcurrant here.:p mojitos na lang muna ako.:p

Jenn said...

Too bad we don't have the ingredients here... but lately, there has been a lot of alcoholic drinks available in the supermarket; it's now easy to drink mojito, daiquiri, and margarita...although I am not sure if these prepared drinks taste the same as the one served at bars.

Hopping here from Food Friday.

maiylah said...

sayang, not readily available around here. looks interesting! guess i have to settle for beer! :D

thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi
enjoy the rest of the week!

Oggi said...

I'll update the post later to include fruit substitutes.

If I were in Pinas I'd combine duhat concentrate and San Mig pale pilsen or lite.

Anonymous said...

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