|Earl Grey Cider - Delicious!|
The plain cider was great. It has a great appley flavor (actually not always what you get), and it is not too dry. Very drinkable and very refreshing.
The Chaider was completely undrinkable! It was so clove-y, it was making my mouth numb with each sip. Do not follow my recipe! Eeek. I will maybe try another in bottle Chaider, and I am thinking of skipping the clove all together. I only put one in. Maybe I will go with the ginger next time. Yikes.
The ginger cider was very popular. I took this bottle up to my family's cabin last weekend and it was gone before I got a real chance to sample it. It was a little cloudy from the drive up into the mountains, but everyone who drank it seemed to enjoy it. I think the ginger juice did leave it a little bitter, so maybe ginger chunks in the fermenter would be better.
Earl Grey Cider
This is my personal favorite. I'm not sure if it really has changed over the three nights I have drunk from the same bottle, but it just seems to get better each time. The first time, I was a little overwhelmed by the bergamot flavor, and the astringency was overpowering. But tonight, as I sip the final glassful, it is aromatic, smooth, light, fruity and floral. This is one flavor combination I am excited about exploring.