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As we move closer to autumn – though, let’s not get it twisted because we have a SOLID 3-ish weeks of summer left – I’ve already seen an onslaught of pumpkin-themed alcoholic beverages in my local grocery stores. Hell, I’ve seen them since around August 1st, to be honest.

Now I’m not Team Pumpkin nor am I Team Anti Pumpkin. I’m like, “Hey, pumpkin is cool.” I love a good pumpkin-based cider, with some better than others. (The weakest I’ve had? City Roots’ pumpkin cider. *myeh*) But, I can appreciate moving away from pumpkin (or pumpkin-esque) drinks and enjoying the other warming flavors of autumn, such as citrus, ginger, and cinnamon. Hudson North Cider Co.’s Citrus Ginger hits two out of those three flavor notes in its title alone!

Ginger Citrus by Hudson North Cider Co.

Marked as a dry hazy cider on its label, I was a bit surprised and curious when I poured it into its pint glass – to me, it smells sweeter than it tastes, so I was wondering how the first sip would go down. My nose tricked me, and it was the dry haziness that I was expecting, along with the warmth of the ginger. The cirtus? I didn’t really pick up on it as much, though grapefruit is indicated in its ingredients. No matter to me, I found this to be delicious for a late summer day, and it’ll still be amazing as we head into autumn.

I drank this up north near Lake Luzerne, New York, which is – appropriately – very far north along the Hudson! I couldn’t have consumed this in a better place. πŸ˜‰

Ginger Citrus by Hudson North Cider Co. – The can got a little dented en route, but the cider was no worse for wear upon arrival. πŸ˜‚

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