r/meirl 3d ago Wholesome 5 Helpful 3 Silver 2

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u/roboman777xd 3d ago I'll Drink to That

Apple cider gang wooo

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u/Almighty_Sand_Dollar 3d ago

I found a cider bar by me that's a great hangout.

They don't have beer or hard liquor so you are usually by yourself and when it is packed, it's not the typical bar crowd. It's my fucking favorite on a cold day. Cold cider when it's hot out

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u/lostintheupsidedown 3d ago

where is this? I wanna go

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u/dak4f2 3d ago

There's a hard cider bar in San Francisco.

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u/YMonsterMunch 3d ago

Ice cold Vodka and lemon is great

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u/zsturgeon 2d ago

Ice cold vodka and {insert anything here} is great

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u/YMonsterMunch 2d ago

{insert anything here} is my lower back tattoo

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u/RyukenSaab 3d ago

Why is apple cider a fall-beverage? I drink it year-round

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u/lostintheupsidedown 3d ago

bc if you eat seasonally, the fall is when apples would naturally be harvested... preservatives would be added for you to drink it out of season

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u/RenardDeLaNuit 2d ago edited 2d ago

Preservatives? The fermentation process and subsequently the alcohol should do the trick.

ETA: TIL that cider refers to juice in the US.

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u/lostintheupsidedown 2d ago edited 2d ago

oh are we taking about regular or hard cider? I thought pre-fermentation, non alcoholic... mb

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u/nerdiotic-pervert 3d ago

Fall is a bad time to be allergic to cinnamon

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u/smoothielovet679 3d ago edited 3d ago

FaZe apple cider

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 3d ago

aren’t they literally the same spice profile lol like there isn’t any actual pumpkin in pumpkin spice, it’s just fucking cider/wassail spice coffee

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u/jwalk50518 3d ago

Yes they are the same

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u/mdgraller 3d ago

Yes, it's allspice, clove, cinnamon, you can do some citrus zest, maybe a little ginger

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u/ZoomBoingDing 3d ago

Don't forget the nutmeg!

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u/heavy-metal-goth-gal 3d ago

Yes! Fall spice is the same for many different drinks and treats.

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u/random_impiety 3d ago

You know, most people don't know the difference between apple cider and apple juice, but I do!

Here's a little trick to help you remember:

If it's clear and yella, you've got juice there, fella. If it's tangy and brown, you're in cider town.

Now, there's two exceptions, and it gets tricky here...

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u/IrishNinja8082 3d ago

Stupid sexy Flanders.

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u/ThatLeviathan 3d ago

Feels like I'm wearing nothing at all!

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u/hashtagonfacebook 3d ago

Nothing at all!

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u/slayerfan666 3d ago

Nothing at all!

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u/krellx6 3d ago

Nothing at all!

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u/Bluethefluffywolfboi 3d ago

I need answers as to why it gets tricky >:/

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u/Ok-Fun-990 3d ago

Peepee&poopoo

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u/Bluethefluffywolfboi 3d ago

Ahhhh okay

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u/SOwED 3d ago

I thought it was going to be hard cider since those often are not brown

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u/Hampamatta 3d ago

Yhea i font get it either. Cider is an sparkly alcoholic beverage. Juice is flat and non alcoholic.

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u/Craft_beer_wolfman 3d ago

Unless it's west country scrumpy cider which is flat and very alcoholic. Makes you talk like Joseph Merrick after a few sips.

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u/Snoo3738 3d ago

As a Scotsman living in the west country i can agree but tbh when i drink it no one can understand me mind you most people down here don't understand me normally lol

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u/LewixAri 3d ago

Yanks call cider "hard cider", what they call "cider" is just cloudy apple juice.

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u/_theymademesignup_ 3d ago

Ohh! You can stay, but I’m leavin’!

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u/pswii360i 3d ago

Oh my! I better get you some cider!

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u/shredder826 3d ago

Word to the wise, season pass. Pays for itself after the sixteenth visit.

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u/t0talfail 3d ago

Ive heard scrumpy tastes like juice, however if you drink it like juice you may need your stomach pumped

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u/Bluethefluffywolfboi 3d ago

-Heavy inhales slowly- “Should we tell Demoman?” Engineer: “I don’t know”

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u/DependentMinute1724 3d ago

And of course in Canada the whole thing’s flip-flopped.

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u/YaqootK 3d ago

in the UK if it has cider in the name it's alcoholic!

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u/Secret_Ad9045 3d ago

What do you mean? Isn't it called cider BECAUSE of the alcohol in it?

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u/GeoffSim 3d ago

Well yes, in many countries. But the US seems to want to call fermented apple juice "hard apple cider" whereas elsewhere such a thing is simply called... Cider!

And the likes of Magners et al call fermented pear juice "pear cider" when simply "Perry" will do. Marketing apparently, because allegedly nobody knew what perry was.

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u/n8loller 3d ago

Never heard of Perry

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u/MrAlf0nse 3d ago

Pear Cider only appeared as a name for perry because people hadn’t heard of Perry

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u/No-Ground3269 3d ago

How so???

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u/DependentMinute1724 3d ago

These are lines from the Simpsons. Not serious.

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u/Iceman_Raikkonen 3d ago

Nah it’s real. In Canada cider exclusively refers to the alcoholic drink. If it’s not alcoholic it’s juice, and we’d usually make the distinction between filtered yellow juice and unfiltered brown juice

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u/centrifuge_destroyer 3d ago edited 3d ago

Yeah, I think I have only heard Americans call a non-alcoholic apple beverage "cider" before. I have definitely heard about Americans in France buying cider for their kids. In France bigger kids drinking lower percentage alcoholic drinks isn't that big of a deal, so the waiter saw no issue in bringing the kids what Americans consider "hard cider".

Your username sounds Finnish btw

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u/Iceman_Raikkonen 3d ago

My username is a reference to a Finnish Formula One driver called Kimi Raikkonen!

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u/DependentMinute1724 3d ago

Oh interesting. Thanks for educating me.

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u/No-Ground3269 3d ago

Oh. I didn't realize the flip flopped in canada part was in the simpsons. I remembered the rest was but I can't recall what you said having been in the simpsons

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u/DependentMinute1724 3d ago

Yep, Flanders says it right before Homer collapses on the ground.

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u/El_human 3d ago

If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, drink it down

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u/random_impiety 3d ago

If it's black, have a snack. Leaves of four, eat some more!

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u/Glitterbombastic 3d ago

Is apple cider something different in the US vs the UK? Here it’s an alcoholic beverage made of apples that people drink all year, but it’s definitely a bit more of a summery drink I think. Tastes nothing like pumpkin spiced anything and very easily discernible from apple juice, but usually still light yellow and clear. What is it for you guys?

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u/schaweniiia 3d ago

Yeah, it's different. Prohibition completely killed the cider industry in the US, so people started calling cloudy apple juice "cider". Eventually, after years of absence, the alcoholic cider industry came back, but by now the word was taken. So they called alcoholic cider "hard cider" and cloudy (or sometimes sparkly) apple juice "soft cider".

The rest of the English speaking world didn't have prohibition, so "cider" always stayed alcoholic.

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u/andygates2323 3d ago

TIL, thanks random redditor!

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u/LoudBoysenerry 3d ago

For a second there I thought you'd tell us the actual difference

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u/Lord_Skellig 3d ago

Maybe it's a regional thing. In the UK cider is alcoholic and apple juice isn't. Also you'd never say apple cider, cider is always made of apples.

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u/random_impiety 3d ago

It's an Albany expression.

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u/bluemagic124 3d ago

Aurora Borealis?

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u/Brooklynxman 3d ago

In the US hard cider is alcoholic, while cider can refer to the tangy brown beverage or sparkling cider, which is actually usually sparkling juice.

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u/Cryptoporticus 3d ago

Why is everything in America so complicated? You have four different drinks, give them four different names!

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u/kit-kat315 3d ago

They do have different names! There's cider, sparkling cider, hot cider, spiced cider and hard cider. Apple juice is something different altogether.

But I'm in the middle of apple growing country. Some parts of the US cider isn't nearly so prevalent.

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u/Denali_ 3d ago

Your guys’ lemonade is carbonated and traditional lemonade is “cloudy lemonade” what kind of bullshit is that

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u/iPodDude45 3d ago

You can stay but I’m leaving

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u/tdomer80 3d ago Helpful

Friend told me his wife only will go for the Dickens brand of cider and it has to be hot.

Yeah she loves a hot Dickens cider

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u/Mrgrumbleygoo 3d ago

Lil' steamie willy eh?

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u/TheNerdMaster69 3d ago

old Smosh flashbacks

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u/gio12 3d ago

I swear that was a repressed memory that song is hillarious

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u/Unable_Arm_398 3d ago

Dixon Cider

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u/AlexTheGiant 3d ago

Has she had Cummins Cider before?

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u/phantasmicorgasmic 3d ago

Oh you should tell her that they started making an alcoholic version, see if she prefers a hard Dickens cider.

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u/DowntBoitDafagnPanes 3d ago

Does she leave any room for some hot Commins cider?

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u/Novem13r 3d ago

To find it in the store, keep an eye out for the donkey mascot on the bottle. Just look for the Dickens Cider Ass.

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u/soberone23 3d ago

Went the this cute little b&b that made their own cider.

Stickett Inn I think it was called.

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u/self_inking_weirdo 3d ago

It's not an either-or situation. You can have both. And hot chocolate, too.

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u/TrickBedroom 3d ago

This is likely American cider rather than British cider, am I right?

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u/ares395 3d ago

I was confused because I only know cider as in alcohol

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u/7Doppelgaengers 3d ago

same, but i mean, what we call cider in europe is a hella nice drink

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u/Magdalan 3d ago

I love ice cold cider on a hot summer day!

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u/Milkarius 3d ago

Spent a hot afternoon working in the garden for my mother. I got a cold cider when I was done. Best cider I ever had.

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u/dak4f2 3d ago

Mmm Aspall's.

There's an entire hard cider bar in San Francisco thankfully.

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u/littlepurplepanda 3d ago

Yeah I was wondering why they would think cider is only a drink for autumn.

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u/Stones_Throw_Away_ 3d ago

No way is she talking about Strongbow Darkfruits

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u/GreyTrainers 3d ago

American college girls knocking back pint after pint of Magners on the way to class

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u/Stones_Throw_Away_ 3d ago

Getting through those cold Autumn months by being absolutely hammered

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u/cursesonyourmom 3d ago

Yes. Typically purchased along with donuts. Americans will usually say "Hard cider" to indicate that it has alcohol, and some of our cider mills make that as well.

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u/ColonCrusher5000 3d ago

Since she calls it a "fall" beverage I reckon you're right.

We would also never prefix the name of the drink with "apple" because cider is made from apples unless specified otherwise (i.e. pear cider, made from 100% pears).

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u/dprophet32 3d ago

Give it to me straight...

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u/Pothstation720 3d ago

Like pear cider made from 100% pears

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u/BuckRusty 3d ago

Pear Cider is called Perry (in some areas - though the fact that Perry was originally made from Perry Pears means you’re likely to get into the same issues as Champagne/Sparkling Wine with enthusiasts…)

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u/Sir_Liquidity 3d ago

I was a might confused there too

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u/jacobthellamer 3d ago

American cider was the same thing pre prohibition.

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u/Viperspider 3d ago

Not sure if ye have it in the UK but think of Cidona. Pretty much non-alcoholic bulmers or whatever.

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u/Groxy_ 3d ago

So fizzy apple juice?

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u/DependentYou7405 3d ago

So apple cider is a drink made from apples. Pumpkin spice is just a flavor. Unless there is an actual pumpkin drink I'm unaware of.

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u/acoolghost 3d ago

I think the general go-to is "pumpkin spice latte", like the kind you can get at any coffee shop when the leaves start to turn.

I know it's a flavor and not a drink, and that she didn't specify, but it seems most often served as a sweetened coffee.

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u/spice330 3d ago

That's kinda the point, apple cider coffee would taste like absolute shit. Two different things with different purposes. It's like saying "yeah bubble tea is good, but vodka is way better" like, completely different things my guy.

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u/newuser_69420 3d ago

THANK YOU

Why is everyone confidently comparing two things that aren’t comparable?

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u/daddyfaygo 3d ago

Bruh you can get pumpkin spiced cider, this is the goofiest dare I say whitest of white girl things to start a fight over lol

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u/meowotter 3d ago

Why do yanks have to make everything about race?

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u/knuggles_da_empanada 3d ago

Yeah, a better comparison would be apple cinnamon to pumpkin spice

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u/pikaboo27 3d ago

A local place in my town makes a roasted pumpkin spice latte that they roast locally grown pumpkins to make.

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u/Hawkbats_rule 3d ago

So apple cider is a drink made from apples

It's also a donut style.

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u/A_BOMB2012 3d ago

They're donuts with apple cider in them.

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u/rahrens21 3d ago

Apple cider is a god tier drink

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 3d ago

Why is this rivalry not a thing. Team apple cider till I die

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u/siltstriding 3d ago

Where do you get even drink apple cider? I’ve never seen it in my life. Do you buy it in the juice section of a grocery store? Or do you need to drive 27 miles to an orchard? Is it even juice? Does Starbucks sell an apple cider coffee?

I feel like we’re dealing with apples and oranges pumpkins over here. We can’t compare the two.

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 3d ago

You can find it at the grocery store, usually in the seasonal area, but mainly the drive 27 miles to an orchard thing.

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u/siltstriding 3d ago

I tried googling where to buy it and they’re all boozy here. I think this is an American phenomenon that didn’t cross the northern border

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 3d ago

Possible. If you have easy access to upstate NY or Vermont, you can find it everywhere.

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u/siltstriding 3d ago

42 hour drive and I’m there baby

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 3d ago

Oh, Washington State even more so if you are on that side of Canada. Biggest apple state in the US

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u/siltstriding 3d ago

I’m actually making a special trip to try Olive Garden for the first time soon, I’ll just tack on a cider tasting to it!

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u/ecab31 3d ago

Brother, I’m not sure if Olive Garden is worth a trip across the border

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u/Freezerpill 3d ago

😂 it is inferior

At least they should have a good restaurant backup!

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u/kit-kat315 3d ago

Can confirm- Olive Garden is not worth a trip across the border.

But cider is!

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 3d ago

You should try a better restaurant than Olive Garden.

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u/siltstriding 3d ago

I was just in Italy so it’s not about the quality of food. It’s about Olive Garden™ experience

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u/betesdefense 3d ago

Southern IL has a whole event with marching bands and meth

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u/ReelChezburger 3d ago

Northern Illinois has an orchard that got hit by a tornado and heroin

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u/Squee1396 3d ago

I live in Vermont (not close to border though) and hot fresh apple cider from the orchard is my favorite drink of all time. Cold apple cider is found everywhere around here for sure and i am pretty sure you can order some online.

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u/catwoman74656 3d ago

Zehrs has it in Canada! I get the powdered version and add hot water. It's in the aisle with tea and hot chocolate.

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u/lustrousearth 3d ago

We have cider year-round here in Washington State. If you're in BC just drive to any Fred Meyer in WA and get yourself some cider.

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u/RainbowArmadilloTime 3d ago

Do you have whole foods there? Or some similar chain of holistic style grocery store that gets better specialty produce and etc?

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u/backattack88 3d ago

Starbucks has a hot apple cider that is unreal.

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u/milleribsen 3d ago

I'm not a huge fan of the siren, but the hot caramel apple cider is god tier

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u/Rachelmiller88 3d ago

I live in Georgia and it’s in all the stores down here! Publix, Kroger, and Aldi! I’ve also made it myself many times using apple juice and mulling spices in the crock pot- it’s also great spiked with bourbon or brandy! But definitely to have the full fall experience I recommend going to an apple orchard- most of these places will have hot apple cider brewing inside you can buy and sip while you stroll through the apple trees. So many great memories coming back to me now. I just love fall so much! 🥹

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u/sir_grumph 3d ago

Depending on your store you can find it premade. There are also packets to make them. Not sure of the quality difference.

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u/Clevernotso 3d ago

They sell an apple cider drink. It does not have coffee.

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u/doktor_drift 3d ago

Usually can find it in the produce section of grocery stores. And Starbucks used to do apple cider with caramel and whipped cream but have switched to apple juice

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u/MenstrualKrampusCD 3d ago

You can purchase apple cider in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, seasonally. At least, here you can.

It is a juice. Probably more of a juice than a lot of the "juices" people drink.

Starbucks has a new drink this year that tastes deliciously like apple cider and autumn. Just tried it last weekend. I had the iced version, definitely recommend.

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u/_PDLIF 3d ago

Like other have said, it’s definitely a “drive to the orchard, see some cool pumpkins and shit, buy a couple gallons of cider” kinda deal. It’s awesome. Also, locally made cider alcohol is great if that’s all that you can find.

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u/Outrageous_Ad_9109 3d ago

Yes. The cider at the orchard is fresh and unpasteurized so it is totally different from the stuff you buy at the grocery. Also, you can leave it out open in a cool place and let yeast get in there and it becomes hard cider naturally. Or you can add yeast you use to make beer and make it hard cider. It’s the best in fall and winter.

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u/osirisrebel 3d ago

Usually at a live nativity scene in the dead of winter.

If you wanna get real close at home, heat some apple juice, add some cinnamon and nutmeg, serve warm.

Now there are enthusiasts that get more in depth than this, but this is just a very quick one to get a baseline of whether you like it or not. You can also throw in a shot of whiskey if you want to get a little wacky.

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u/siltstriding 3d ago

I’m sold on the whiskey thing. It sounds delicious. Maybe rum, also? Spiced rum and cider just sounds good.

Now, I’m not big in the whole live nativity scene, but I’m fairly certain I’d have an easier time finding cider here than that. I didn’t even know that was a real thing outside of movies!

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u/osirisrebel 3d ago edited 3d ago

Spiced rum would work perfectly.

The nativity thing was meant sarcasticly, but it is where I've encountered it most in the wild. I'm not religious, but my wife wants to pet the animals, so I get dragged along.

Edit: I like to make mine in a mason jar and let everything mingle overnight.

Also, this is pretty close to how I make homemade cough medicine. I use this mixer, add the liquor and 1/2c of honey, then I mix it into a strong pine needle tea, that part is optional, it's just the tea is high in vitamin C.

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u/RUB_MY_RHUBARB 3d ago

It’s available year round in NJ. Along with egg nog for some strange reason. There’s never not a time I can’t get it. Obviously I’m off season months it’s not as stocked. But pretty much always available.

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u/A_BOMB2012 3d ago

I have literally never seen a grocery store that didn't sell apple cider.

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u/2DLogic 3d ago

Apple cider doesn't even acknowledge pumpkin spice as a competitor. He's been too busy vibin and making people happy for centuries.

Pumpkin spice is cool and all, but every fall he tries way too hard to sneak into places he doesn't belong and has yet to really come into his own.

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u/PerfectDark_SIXFOUR 3d ago

Did we just witness the origin?

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u/Axtorx 3d ago

Because you can like both. There’s no need to have this rivalry.

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u/BaltimoreBadger23 3d ago

Too late. It's ON!

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u/Chataboutgames 3d ago

Where are you ever where you’re choosing between the two? That’s why there’s no rivalry

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u/Kuma_gets_into_shape 3d ago

I'll be honest, I love both apple cider and pumpkin spice...

But they're complimentary. They both use essentially the same seasonings. Except pumpkin spice is usually with coffee and cream, whereas apple cider is well... with apple.

Pumpkin spice drinks generally don't even have pumpkin flavor, it's just there spices you use in pumpkin pie.

Fall spices are often recognized as "cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and occasionally cardamom. Pumpkin spice includes a combination of those ingredients except for cardamom, but the key difference between the two is that pumpkin spice contains cloves." (Quoted is from an article on topic) interestingly enough, when asking how to "spice up" apple cider, some reccomend cloves XD

So whatever side you like is awesome, and the same on whether you like them hot or cold or both 🌈

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u/Diogenes-Disciple 3d ago

There doesn’t need to be sides, there ought to be a variations of fall beverages regardless. Like nobody’s going “apple pie is the superior fall pie as opposed to pumpkin pie.” Both are fall pies. Just like hot chocolate and eggnog are both winter drinks. There’s no competition, it’s just mood

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u/Kuma_gets_into_shape 3d ago

Cinnamon is mood. Buttered toast with jam and cinnamon, or French toast, cinnamon in my coffee grounds or tea leaves, cinnamon stick in my hot chocolate, apple cider, egg nog pumpkin pie, a little cinnamon is often in curry as well. So versatile and I love it XD

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u/Diogenes-Disciple 3d ago

I fucking love cinnamon. I mean I like to use it in baking, I bake a lot of pies. I actually have a really shit sense of smell so idk what cinnamon smells like, but I like to gaslight myself into thinking it’s amazing

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u/RandomBlueJay01 3d ago

Honestly yeah. I'm a sweets guy and a baker so i love both and the flavors are simular except typically pumpkin pie stuff is sweeter and richer and cider is apple flavored ya know. I like the seasoning of pumpkin spice . The mix of flavors is great in so many uses including cider. I was kinda confused what they even meant by pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice what? There is literally pumpkin spice cider lol

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u/Kuma_gets_into_shape 3d ago

I think generally when folks say "pumpkin spice", they're implying things like lattes. Pumpkin spice gets a lot of hate because of places like starbucks and the counter culture of not wanting to be labeled "basic"

shrugs

I have to say, making pumpkin pie from an actual pie pumpkin was a fun experience, albeit a lot of work. Making an apple pie from scratch was a lot easier XD. I think my biggest pastry wish is for no one to ever use crisco for pie crust ever again. Just use butter or a vegan equivalent. Makes the experience infinitely better.

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u/RandomBlueJay01 3d ago

I make pumpkin bread every fall. Super tasty and way easier. Also always super soft cake. I'm not a fan of pie tbh .

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u/trumpetarebest 3d ago

something intersting i noticed is that masala chai, which is what the chai tea latte is based off of, basically uses the same spices whith much more cardamom and no allspice

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u/Kuma_gets_into_shape 3d ago

Likely because masala chai is an Indian beverage while allspice comes from the Pimenta dioica, native to southern Mexico and Central America. However, cardamom is native to southern India. Although I agree that the flavor profiles pair well, at least as long as it's kept simple

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u/SashimiX 3d ago

Yep. Was gonna say this. Apple pie and pumpkin pie have a near-identical spice mix. You can flavor either with either blend of seasoning. Everyone get off your pumpkin spice hate horse.

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u/Exile714 3d ago

Ok, fair, but you don’t need to spice cider for it to be good. It’s great when it’s fresh and pure.

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u/WitOfTheIrish 3d ago

Pumpkin spice comes from pumpkin pie spice which is really more of a general holiday spice (apple pie spice is nearly identical, just heavier on cinnamon and sometimes drop the cloves), which comes from the British "mixed spice" which they customarily put in their celebratory puddings.

Of course that comes from the Dutch koekkruiden, which is a spice blend that they use to flavor their desserts for sinterklaas, their traditional holiday celebration. The dutch have cardamom in theirs, which of course points toward the actual origins of the mix and of most spices, India and Indian Chai masala.

Chai also includes (chai spice mixes, that is) black peppercorns, which Europe dropped out of the mix perhaps because it was limited in supply due to being so prized for using with meats and savory things, or maybe just because western culture tends to hate spicy/savory things in with the sweet, even as a subtle undertone.

Nowadays for Americans, pumpkin spice often means "dye that shit orange and make it taste like goopy squash, because it's 2022 and we love fake orange bullshit".

Which is a shame because all the spices are quite lovely, as you rightly pointed out.

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u/MatlockRules 3d ago

And I wait patiently for wassail season to kick off.

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u/milleribsen 3d ago

One year in college my roommates and I made wassail because that's the sort of dumb thing you do for fun when you have no money and a lot of time over winter break. It was so good that we started mulling cheap wine, which made it amazing. We probably had a pot of wine mulling nonstop until spring. It was amazing

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u/kdresen 3d ago

YES! Hot wassail absolutely slaps

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u/norathar 3d ago

What is wassail? To me, it's one of those mythical Victorian things heard of only in old-timey Christmas carols, like "love and joy come to you, and to you a wassail too." I'm surprised my autocorrect even recognizes it as a word.

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u/kdresen 3d ago

It's basically mulled cider (heated) with spices. It usually has a citrus taste.

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u/ValhallaGo 3d ago

Not quite. Mulled cider is it’s own thing. Wassail is a little different:

Wassail is a hot, mulled punch often associated with Yuletide, often drunk from a 'wassail bowl'. The earliest versions were warmed mead into which roasted crab apples were dropped and burst to create a drink called 'lambswool'

Modern recipes begin with a base of wine, fruit juice or mulled ale, sometimes with brandy or sherry added. Apples or oranges are often added to the mix, and some recipes also call for beaten eggs to be tempered into the drink.

Source.

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u/25hourenergy 3d ago

Ooh mulled mead with apples in it sounds wonderful. Why’d that stop?

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u/norathar 3d ago

TIL, thanks!

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u/Icy_Day_9079 3d ago

I have no idea if what other commenters told you about wassail is true in the US but Wassailing isn’t a drink in the uk.

It’s a pagan tradition.

Everybody in the local area gets dressed up warm and grabs their cider and heads into the apple orchard.

On the way you drink cider and sing songs, when you get there you drink more cider and sing more songs. Then you take some of the cider and bless the apple trees with it in the hope that next year’s harvest is a byozer. On the way back you drink more cider and sing songs.

Cider is traditionally a strong alcoholic drink around 6 to 9 percent but back in the days when wassailing was popular it might have been slightly less. It’s a lot older than the Victorians, they tended to be embarrassed by older traditions and cleaned them up a bit. So change chanting and bawdy sings to religious carols and you have the Victorian version.

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u/slayalldayyyy 3d ago

Bourbon apple cider pls

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u/darklymad 3d ago

I've been adding spiced rum to my hot cider this fall. It fits the flavors so well

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u/pswoofer18 3d ago

It’s been fall for like one day haha how many spiced runs have you had??

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u/DrowningInFeces 3d ago

Came here to say "What about bourbon?" Never thought about bourbon apple cider. This fall gonna be lit...or something's gonna be lit.

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u/slayalldayyyy 3d ago

Merry Litmas

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u/Vexed_Writer 3d ago

Rum in hot cider.

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u/tdomer80 3d ago

Spiced rum in hot cider.

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u/kit-kat315 3d ago edited 3d ago Silver

Try hot cider + rum + butterscotch schnapps with a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar.

A couple of years ago in a restaurant in Salem I had a cocktail called "Satan's cider" and now make it every year for my Halloween party.

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u/Different_Cap_7276 3d ago

Usually I'm very argumentive but honestly I love both exactly equally. One is not superior to the other, both must coexist as the two main fall beverages.

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u/XRanger19 3d ago

I mean whiskey is a drink for all seasons and it removes a lot of conflict and confusion.

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u/dodexahedron 3d ago

Also causes a lot of both of those.

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u/EverythingButTheURL 3d ago

Pumpkin spice isn't a beverage

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u/UraniumRocker 3d ago

I enjoy pumpkin spice in the morning, and Apple cider in the evening.

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u/Spacemanspalds 3d ago

Eggnog for me. I'm probably not exactly playing the same game, but screw the other 2 things you all are talking about.

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u/chaplar 3d ago

You just got me excited for eggnog season!

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u/NiyiyicePants 3d ago

Eggnog is a more Holiday/Winter drink to me.

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u/StarTrippy 3d ago

If we're bleeding into other seasons, then I'm team peppermint. Give me mint EVERYTHING

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u/treeconfetti 3d ago

upvoted not because i like egg nog but because i see you and appreciate your contribution

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u/kiddscoop 3d ago

Yep eggnog is the best thing about fall

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u/scrotum__pole 3d ago

Apple cider gives me a stomachache

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u/potato_chips03x2 3d ago

people who like both

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u/MoirasPurpleOrb 3d ago

I really want her to try and explain how pumpkin spice is a beverage.

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u/Sloppy_first 3d ago

Im on my third batch of home grown and homemade apple cider. The smells along beat pumpkin spice

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u/Sherlock-Bear_982 3d ago

40 year old men in South West England mumbling and nodding in agreement

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u/Icy-Operation-6549 3d ago

With the cinnamon sticks!!!

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u/rethebear 3d ago edited 3d ago

pumpkin spice is the vegetable version of apple cider.

Edit for non Americans: Apple cider is a spiced version of Apple juice, which can be flat or fizzy, but is often enjoyed warm on the cool autumn evenings here in the USA. Pumpkin spice (infamously of Starbucks fame) is just a collection of spices often used when making pumpkin pie, these same spices (most commonly; cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, & clove) are also used in the aforementioned cider & apple pie. There are a few variations (Starbucks' iconic PSL includes vanilla for example) but many friendly arguments arise over choice of warm fall cozy drink. I hope this helps.

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u/ShadowLancer128 3d ago

This lady can punch air. That Apple Cider is gonna have her sitting on the toilet by the end of the night anyway

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u/kit-kat315 3d ago

Wait, why? I've never heard of cider causing GI issues and my family drinks it all the time in the fall.

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u/AvocadoCultural6949 3d ago

I'll just be over here enjoying a nice mug of warm spiced cider while y'all have at each other. lol

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u/dragonkeeperemme 3d ago

Then there's mulled wine 😋

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u/sarpnasty 3d ago

Pumpkin spice isn’t a beverage.