Seattle Cider Company Gin Botanical
A cider so good, DRAFT Magazine named it to their list of “25 best beers of 2014.” This cocktail-inspired number comes from the sister business of Two Beers Brewing -- which shows in the layered flavors you might expect from a barrel-aged beer -- and was fermented with spent gin botanicals, which gives it tastes of lemon, cucumber, juniper and, well, gin and tonic.
Foggy Ridge Serious Cider
Six different apple varieties have combined to win seven medals at state, national, and international competitions since 2008. Its crispness is balanced by a Champagne-y carbonation, and people who can taste things well might get some apricot, peach, or lime, even though it’s only made with apples. Massive bonus: it pairs great with just about any fried food.