I wrote last year about some seasonal winter drinks available in Estonia. Here’s a new one that popped up on the shelves this year: Kiss Winter Apple cider.
I expected it to taste a bit like this Woodchuck Fall cider I tried in the States in September but never had a chance to write about. It had a very distinct cinnamon flavor to it.
I have to say that I think the Winter Apple cider is even better! Rather than just cinnamon, it contains many flavors you’d expect to find in a glass of mulled wine— citrus, a touch of cardamom, maybe even a bit of clove. True, the Kiss cider is sweet, not dry like the Woodchuck, but the warm wintery flavors work and give it a lot of dimension. Strangely enough, there is a label on the bottle that says “Try it warm!”, but I can’t imagine heating up a carbonated beverage, so I’ll just stick to enjoying it cold.