Unpasteurized apple cider! My better-half’s childhood home is a minute away from a house that had a nice orchard. They did not commercially sell it, and it probably was under the table as far as uncle sam knew. It was on the honor system, their garage door was open with their refrigerators stocked. The door to their house was right there.
We met the owners a few times. He recommended drinking a third and freezing if we had the space.
The year we drove there and saw a realtor sign in the yard and no cider, we both cried. (That is a little more personal than simply apple juice, but we did.)
@pmarin The three days of lows in the '40s that will cause lots of leaves to fall off, followed by a week in the upper '80s that makes the mulberries start to pop blooms only to drop them again when summer passes out drunk in the ditch for a weekend.
I like apple cider, but it doesn’t like me back. When the days get cool, I switch back to hot tea; it’s too hot to drink it in the summer months. I like it what I think the British call “builder’s style”: almost as dark as coffee with lots of milk and sugar. My bag of choice is Barry’s in the green box, and my favorite loose tea is Twinings Russian Caravan. I had to have someone bring my last supply of it back from London since it apparently isn’t sold in North America any more.
It’s the same as my favorite summer, spring, and winter drink: Dihydrogen monoxide.
I have some at (or in lieu of) breakfast, second breakfast, teatime, brunch, elevensies, luncheon, second teatime, supper, dinner, midnight snack, and whatever other excuses I can come up with to imbibe. I know about the health risks (cancer, heart disease, renal failure, etc.) but it’s impossible to stop! …I guess this is my cry for help.