FOOD & DRINK
09/18/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Sep 18, 2014

How To Drink Craft Apple Cider With Everything

Pumpkin spice isn't the only flavor that signifies the start of the fall. Apple cider equally supports the season's unofficial curtain-raising.

Sweet, tart apple cider -- served either hot or chilled -- has a distinctive, simplistic crispness that tastes wonderful on its own, in a cocktail and alongside a cheese plate. The craft variety is different than the commercial stuff in a couple of ways: Craft cider tends to be made from apples cultivated specifically for the drink, and it usually contains fewer additives (like sugar).

Plus, it has a fancy ring to it and makes drinks and savory dishes instantly more upscale. Check out the infographic below for more information and a couple of tips for getting crafty (heh) with the apple-y goodness. Cheers!

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