The cider from Eve’s Cidery is handmade in small batches (about 3,000 gallons per year) in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The bittersweet version is made from more than 20 kinds of cider apples; it’s naturally carbonated and semidry. It packs a punch, too: With an alcohol content of 10 percent, it’s a pretty stout beverage. The taste is different from the off-the-tap ciders I’ve run into—much less sweet, with a clean, dry apple flavor and a pleasantly crisp finish. Eve’s suggests it for brunch, and I may just have to try that out.
Eve’s Cidery Bittersweet Naturally Sparkling Cider, $12 for a 750-milliliter bottle