23 April 2012
the last sip of summer
We wrap our lips around a new Swedish cider that is perfect to enjoy on these last few sunny afternoons.
It seems that summer has decided to linger a little longer, shoving autumn from the seasonal stage and showing its sunny self off in April instead of its usual early year slot. We are most definitely making the most of this summer resurgence, having just discovered the refreshing tipple, Rekorderlig cider that has just arrived on our shores.
Hailing from Sweden, Rekorderlig is a brand of premium, imported cider that is made from pure Swedish spring water that runs directly under the brewery itself in Vimmerby, Sweden. Unlike other ciders, Rekorderlig is not made mainly from apples, rather it is pressed from a pear base, and then refined with other fruity flavours. The pear cider is light, crisp and slightly aromatic, with hints of vanilla that seem to happily surprise all newcomers to the drink.
Where the pear is tart the strawberry-lime cider is sweet, the lime adding something slightly different to the mix, the perfect option for those who feel like cider but are not after a traditional cider flavour. Regardless of which one you fancy, Rekorderlig is a delicious brew that is at its absolute best when poured generously over ice and fresh fruit. The perfect way to see out the last of the summer sun.
Rekorderlig is available locally at Liquor Land and Henry’s Liquor.