You can’t beat a nice glass of chilled fruit flavoured cider. They have become a trendy drink just recently and with a trendy drink comes a trendy price tag. One of my favourites is Rekorderlig, any flavour will do, but at over £2 for a 500 ml bottle I was looking for something cheaper. I decided to have a go at making my own.
At this point you are probably thinking that I got out the yeast and started brewing my own – I didn’t! I used a bought cider and now you too can Make your Own Fruit Flavoured Cider and in 3 Easy Steps.
I was never a cider drinker until fruit flavoured ciders became a ‘thing’. Now it is the first drink I reach for.
I found a 2 litre bottle of ordinary cider in my local Tesco for just £2.05. However, it is not fruit flavoured so I needed to add my own flavourings. I decided to add some fruit flavoured squash and settled on some Cherries and Berries squash also from Tesco. This is £1.20 for 1.5 litres and you will be able to make loads with this amount.
Here’s what I did:
1. Take a bottle or jug (which can easily hold around 650ml of liquid comfortably)
2. Add in 150ml of the squash
3. Mix in 500 ml of cider
And….. drink responsibly.
If you want to make a larger batch, you will need an empty bottle to store it in. I have used an old bottle of Aldi English Cider to store the small amount that wouldn’t fit in our glasses.
I worked out that for each 650ml of fruit flavoured cider it would cost:
Cider (500ml) 51p
Squash (150ml) 12p
Rekorderlig 500ml £ 2.00
Aldi Version (Alska) 500ml £ 1.49
My Version (500ml) 49p
You can make amendments to the above. For example, if you want a stronger, fruiter flavour add more squash. If you to use a different flavour there are loads of different ones to try. If you like to add, you can. The options are endless.