Dabinett

Don’t let the fancy name confuse you – the Dabinett apple is not a French variety at all! ‘Dabinett’ probably dates from the early 1900s, when it was found by William Dabinett growing as a wilding (a natural seedling) in a hedge at Middle Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset. Classed as a “bittersweet” cider apple, ‘Dabinett’ …

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Bramley’s Seedling

The first Bramley’s Seedling tree grew from pips planted by Mary Ann Brailsford in her garden when she was a young girl in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, UK in 1809. These apples are very large, two or three times the weight of a typical dessert apple. Bramley’s Seedling is great for cooking, tart and juicy for snacking on …

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Brown’s Apple

Brown’s Apple is another example of a must-have cider apple. Grown most often in England, Brown’s Apple is uniquely useful for cidermakers due to it’s high sugar content. Instead of using eating apples to add natural sugars to cider, Brown’s Apple is not very tasty to eat. Instead, pressing this apple for its cider and …

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Kingston Black

The apple was first grown in orchards around the parish of Kingston St Mary in Somerset, whose inhabitants referred to it simply as the “black apple”. They are one of the most popular cider apples in the world, with most Kingston Black trees being located in the UK. The Kingston Black is classed as a “bittersharp” in the …

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Cider Sangria

Sangria might just be one of the greatest day drinks of all time. It’s colourful. It’s cold. It’s fruity. It’s fresh. It’s best enjoyed shared out of a big, ridiculous jug or punch bowl. Honestly, what’s not to like? This summer cider cocktail takes a little bit of preparation time, but it’s well worth it. Ingredients …

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Melon & Gin Splash (with Cider, of course)

Ingredients 1.5 ounces melon simple syrup 1.5 ounces gin 5-6 ounces Wright Stuff Cider Melon Simple Syrup Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 2 cups cantaloupe melon Melon Simple Syrup Instructions Bring water and sugar to a simmer until dissolved fully. Cool completely and add the two cups of melon. Blend until completely smooth. …

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Cider Mojito

A mojito is summer in a glass… but so is cider so why not combine them??? Ingredients Mint leaves Lime wedges (or a mix of lime & lemon) 1 oz rum Soda Water Cider Directions Muddle the mint leaves, lime wedges and rum in the bottom of your glass Top half with soda water, half …

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How Popular is Cider?

The Origins of Cider Do you know where cider originated? According to Julius Caesar’s account of Brittania, or modern-day England, the ancient Celts fermented crab-apples into a cider-like brew. This explains the modern-day popularity of cider in the United Kingdom, with companies like Strongbow and Thatchers leading the global cider market. But where else is …

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