What is Spiced Apple Cider?
Spiced apple cider is made from fresh pressed apples, with no pulp removed. The cider is mixed with warming spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. The brown translucent cider is sweet and slightly spicy with an autumnal feel.
What does Spiced Apple Cider Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Apple cider is made from fresh pressed apple and contains some pulp, as it is not filtered in the same way as apple juice. The cider is slightly opaque and a warm brown color. The flavor is sweet, full and crisp.
...Allspice is a spice made from the dried berries of the pimenta dioica plant; a member of the myrtle family. Allspice is ground into a powder that is a dark rich brown color and used to flavor baked good and added to some savory dishes. The flavor is similar to a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and a hint of black pepper.
...Ground cinnamon is a fine aromatic powder made from the bark of the cinnamon tree, also known as cassia; another variety. The bark is peeled from the tree, dried and ground into the warm brown powder that is known as cinnamon. The flavor is spicy, warm and sweet and savory at the same time. It is extremely popular in many cuisines and common in American desserts.
...Nutmeg is the seed of a fruit. The seed has a lacy skin around it, commonly called mace in cooking and is used as a separate spice. Nutmeg is a small, woody spice, with an oblong and muted brown body. Ground nutmeg is a similar color to fresh nutmeg. It is a sweet spice with a warm flavor that is rich and inviting. Nutmeg is commonly used in desserts and can be found in savory dishes as well. Nutmeg is a key ingredient in the flavoring of eggnog.
...Vanilla extract is a flavoring used in baked goods, candies and drinks. It is made by infusing alcohol with vanilla pods or beans. This mixture sits for some months and is then strained. It is also extracted using heat and alcohol. The result of either is a thin brown liquid that smells and tastes like vanilla. It has a rich and gentle sweetness to its flavor.
...Cloves are the buds of the Syzygium aromaticum tree. They are dried and can be used whole or ground as a spice. Cloves have a strong, sweet and peppery flavor that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.