Cider & Black
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Cider & Black
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Cider & Black is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that originated in the UK. This drink is a simple yet satisfying mix of blackcurrant cordial and cider, creating a perfect ... more Cider & Black is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that originated in the UK. This drink is a simple yet satisfying mix of blackcurrant cordial and cider, creating a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. The blackcurrant cordial adds a burst of fruity sweetness to the crisp and bubbly cider, making it a popular drink among both cider lovers and those with a sweet tooth. This cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day or as a refreshing alternative to beer. The history of Cider & Black can be traced back to the 1980s and it quickly became a popular choice in British pubs. Its light and fruity flavor profile makes it a versatile drink that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of dishes. Whether you're in the mood for something sweet or a unique twist on a classic cider, Cider & Black is the perfect choice.
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Cider
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4.75% | 2.8 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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560ml 18.94oz 56cl

Method
How to make a Cider & Black

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of blackcurrant cordial into a pint glass, and then fill the rest of the glass with cider and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of cider is best used for a Cider & Black?

For a Cider & Black, a crisp and slightly dry cider is ideal. This complements the sweet and tart flavor of the blackcurrant cordial without making the drink overly sweet. Traditional English or Irish ciders are excellent choices.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific way to layer the blackcurrant cordial in the cider for the best presentation?

Yes, for an attractive presentation, first pour the cider into your pint glass, leaving enough room for the blackcurrant cordial. Then, gently pour the cordial into the cider. For a layered effect, pour the cordial over the back of a spoon so it flows gently into the cider. This technique helps maintain distinct layers before they naturally mix.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any spirits to make a Cider & Black stronger?

Absolutely! To give your Cider & Black an extra kick, consider adding a shot of blackcurrant liqueur or a clear spirit like vodka. This will intensify the flavor while increasing the alcohol content. Start with a smaller quantity of the spirit to ensure the drink remains enjoyable and balanced.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving a Cider & Black?

Cider & Black is versatile and can suit a variety of occasions, especially informal gatherings like barbecues, picnics, or outdoor summer parties. Its refreshing nature makes it a great choice for events where a light, fruity drink is desired.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Cider & Black?

To create a non-alcoholic version of a Cider & Black, use a non-alcoholic or 0% ABV cider instead of the alcoholic variant. Continue to use blackcurrant cordial as usual. This will keep the drink's characteristic flavor while making it suitable for all ages and those preferring alcohol-free beverages.

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