STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Comparing apples to oranges makes perfect sense once you taste Ciderboys Grand Mimosa, a new winter seasonal hard cider from Wisconsin’s Ciderboys Cider Co. Ciderboys is introducing Grand Mimosa, which unites the tart crispness of ruby red apples with the fresh sweetness of succulent juicy oranges, during November in 23 states where its naturally gluten-free ciders are sold.
Grand Mimosa will be available from November through the end of February in six-packs of 12-ounce non-returnable bottles and on draft as well as in Ciderboys’ hard-cider Variety 12-pack, which also features Ciderboys First Press, Strawberry Magic and Peach County. Ciderboys Grand Mimosa is an unexpected blend of pure orange juice made from California oranges with apple cider from fresh Washington State apples.
Ciderboys Head Cidermaker Gabe Hopkins and his team remove all orange solids from the blend, which contains no added sugar. With its tempting orange hue, Ciderboys Grand Mimosa’s appearance is nearly identical to the classic champagne mimosa cocktail, which combines champagne with orange juice.
“Our Ciderboys Grand Mimosa offers the perfect balance between the citrus of the oranges and the tart sweetness of the apples,” Hopkins said. “With your first sip of Grand Mimosa you will taste and smell the oranges up front, followed by the smooth, crisp apple cider finish that all Ciderboys fruitful pairings deliver.”
Perfect for the Holidays Just like champagne on New Year’s Eve, Ciderboys Grand Mimosa is a perfect adult beverage for holiday toasts, said Joe Martino, Ciderboys Cider Co. Operating Partner.
“We expect Ciderboys Grand Mimosa to be a popular choice for the coming holiday season,” Martino said. “The taste is really spectacular, similar to a mimosa and very refreshing. It’s one of the best fruit and hard cider combinations we have developed at Ciderboys as we continue to explore new and unexpected fruitful pairings for our portfolio.”
Grand Mimosa joins Ciderboys’ lineup of seasonal flavors, which include Mad Bark, another winter seasonal enlivened by the aromatic spiciness of natural cinnamon; Cranberry Road, an inspired pairing of apple cider with cranberries for the fall; and summertime favorites Pineapple Hula, which pairs fresh Hawaiian pineapple with apple cider, and Peach County, bursting with pure peach flavor. Ciderboys’ year-round flavors are First Press, a traditional hard cider; Raspberry Smash, alive with the tartness of raspberries; and Strawberry Magic, which blends fresh strawberries with apple cider.
Fruitful Pairings Ciderboys’ unique hard ciders blend unexpected fresh fruit flavors with the crisp taste of apple cider, creating fruitful pairings that deliver refreshingly different adult beverage experiences. Based in Stevens Point, Wis., Ciderboys Cider Co. makes its carbonated hard ciders with natural fruit and apple juice from fresh Washington State apples. The apple juice is heated to pasteurize it then fermented at cool temperatures in shining stainless steel tanks. Ciderboys uses a special hard-cider yeast imported from France, where hard ciders have quenched thirsts since the Middle Ages.
The fermentation process is cool and slow, taking approximately two weeks for each batch. When fermentation is complete, the cider goes through a filtration process that renders a clear, sparkling liquid. No sugar is added to Ciderboys products, which are naturally gluten free. For more information and where to find Ciderboys products, visit www.ciderboys.com.