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Eve’s Cidery’s Bittersweet Cider

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It feels like fall out there today, and Eve’s Cidery is the ideal beverage to bridge summer and autumn.

Eve’s Cidery is a small operation perched up in Van Etten, New York, near the Finger Lakes; it grows all its own apples, old cider varieties of English, French, and American origin. The cidery makes three carbonated ciders with varying levels of sweetness, each for $14, an apple-peach wine, and an apple ice wine.

We particularly like the Bittersweet variety, the sweetest of the three, though it’s not sugary at all. It tastes vibrantly and sweet-tartly of apples. If the drier ciders are more elegant and subtle, this one explodes with freshness and acidity. It’s refreshing and light enough for a hot summer day, but it also evokes the earthy, harvest flavors of fall.

Restaurants like Blue Hill, Watty & Meg, Gramercy Tavern, and Northern Spy Food Co. all sell Eve’s cider, but it’s more affordable to buy a bottle directly from the cider makers at the Greenmarket. They’re at Union Square on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 23, 2010

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