by Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
August 20, 2009
This month’s winners are Ana and Al!
Below is the original Baking Friday post.
Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL LOUNGE OR BAR?
Scroll down to enter a comment, and click “submit” after the preview appears on screen. Send us your answer by midnight tonight for the chance to win a sampler 6-pack of Crispin Hard Apple Cider (original, brut and light) and a Crispin glass. YOU MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ENTER THIS WEEK’S SWEEPSTAKES. Winners will be contacted via email. This Baking Friday is open to participants living in all 50 states in the U.S. (Baking Fridays take place on Thursdays during the summer months.)
There’s nothing better than a cold refreshing drink on a hot summer day. I recently tried Crispin Hard Apple Cider, which was so clean, crisp and dry that I had to share this perfect summer antidote with our readers.
This premium apple cider is natural-tasting and elegant. Pouring the cider into a glass, I was immediately hit by the fragrant apple bouquet. It smelled so sweet and aromatic! But once I tasted it, I realized that this is not a sweet and sticky apple cider, but a dry, crisp, sophisticated beverage. Pure apple juice fermented with classic red wine yeasts creates a full body taste.
There are three varieties of Crispin: original, brut and light, but the “hard” part in all three varieties totally escaped me as the alcohol contents are pretty low: 5% for original, 5.5% for brut, and 3.2% for light.
I have been enjoying drinking Crispin on ice, but it’s also perfect for cocktails, and their website offers food recipes as well.
Crispin is not yet available in New York, so you have the chance for an exclusive first taste of the product!