It’s crunchy leaf underfoot, crisp breeze, undeniably sweater (and jacket, scarf and hat) weather. What better way to warn up thank with a cup of apple cider! Enjoy these three ways to enjoy this quintessential cold weather bevvy.

Apple Cider Kombucha

Brew up a batch of Apple Cider Kombucha for an effervescent drink reminiscent of sparkling apple cider. This drink makes a great daytime pick me up when you’re working from home. Not into making your own? Solas Kombucha makes a Spiced Winter Apple kombu that sounds delightful, and is available at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market, or grab your favourite local neutral (or even ginger!) flavoured kombucha from your nearest market, and cut it with local cider like Stirling’s Apple Cider from Halifax Brewery Market and sparkling water for a lighter cider taste.

Mulled Apple Cider

Going to pick out your Christmas tree, taking a lantern walk, or spending time cleaning up outside? This traditional Mulled Apple Cider with a seasonal twist (spoiler alert: it’s cranberries) from our friends at Taste of NS is gorgeous as well as tasty, and suitable for the whole family. Whole Green Heart sells adorable little Mulling Spice Packets that are perfect for personal use or for gifting to a friend. If you’re in the mood for mixing things up, you could try Elmridge Farm’s Grape Cider a mix of concord grape and apple juices.

Spiked Hot Apple Cider

There’s nothing that will warm up your insides like a cuppa Spiked Hot Apple Cider. We recommend trying it out with a local libation, like Raging Crow Apple Spiced Rum (find them at the Truro Farmers’ Market or the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market), Ironworks Hunter Brandy (available at many farmers’ markets across the province, including their local Lunenburg Farmers’ Market) or the other local spirits of your choice!