Last winter I had the privilege to write the forward for the Hudson Valley Cider Guide. From dry to sweet I sampled literally hundreds of different types, but my favorite by far is Descendant Cider’s Pom Pomme, infused with rose hips and pomegranate juice.
With a crisp dry finish and just a hint of a floral note this delicious tipple is fabulous as an aperitif and a stellar choice with fresh fruits and soft cheeses. It’s lighter alcohol also makes it a good choice for sweltering summer nights. Fans of sparkling rose will love the light fresh berry flavor and the fine bubbles. This one’s a winner in my book!
Although Descendant is made in NYC the apples are sourced from the Hudson Valley. Currently they don’t have a tasting room, but, they are available in many NYC cidercentric locales including Murray’s Cheese on Bleeker Street. Pair with goat cheese crustini and strawberry jam or a fruit salad topped with fresh mint for a perfect summer treat.