5 Things you didn’t know about Ciders

Made from the fermented juice of fresh apples, ciders are certainly taking the Kenyan market by storm especially with the recent launch of the Tusker Premium Cider.

Alcoholic cider, also sometimes referred to as “hard cider” in other popular markets such as North America and the UK, has always been a popular and fashionable beverage for many reasons.

Cider alcohol content varies from 1.2% ABV to 8.5% like in traditional English ciders and in the case of Tusker Premium Cider, the alcohol by volume is only 4.5% making the beverage a light and easy-to-drink, and intriguing beverage.

So what’s all the intrigue about? Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Ciders:

Cider Was Once A Form of Currency

At one point, ciders used as a form of payment just as gold. According to FoodRepublic.com, between the 1600s and 1800s, the British estate owners who made the best ciders attracted the best workforce and they were paid in cider not gold.

Made From Apples

Made from the fresh juice of carefully selected apples, the Tusker Premium Cider features rich fruit flavours from red apples and a sharp crisp finish. The light carbonated mouthfeel leaves consumers with a super refreshing finish, resulting in a refreshing full flavour taste profile with an amazing taste impact that’s like no other locally produced alcoholic beverage.


In the Kenyan market, the newly unveiled Tusker Premium Cider only retails for Ksh 140 for 500ml, which is really good value for a delicious beverage.

How To Serve It

Ciders such as the Tusker Premium Cider are best served chilled. With its carbonated and slight sweetness, serving the beverage chilled will maintain its refreshing explosion of flavour.

Cider In Cocktails

Ciders have a high acidity, which makes this beverage an ideal component for cocktails. The acidity will tame the bitterness of some cocktails. Next time you’re experimenting with cocktails, don’t be afraid to incorporate some fizzy cider!

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