3 Daughters Brewing, on the list of Tampa Bay's 50 Fastest Growing Companies, opened a cider bar this month known as The Orchard. Launching their cider company near the first of the year, 3 Daughters Brewing currently distributes (2) ciders, an Original semi-sweet apple cider, and Key Lime cider. In addition to the Original and Key Lime, this dedicated cider bar currently serves up Morello Cherry Cider, Summit Hopped Cider, Tropical Fruit Cider, Spicy Cinnamon Apple, Dry Cider, and Sweet Tea Cider.
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If you love craft beer, more importantly, craft ciders, head to 3 Daughters Brewing tasting room. As kegs empty new flavors will take their place, according to John Erik Savitsky, CEO of 3 Daughters Cider. Those in the queue include Mimosa Cider (Dry-Orange), Ginger-Lime Apple Cider, Coffee Cider, Pineapple Cider, and Dried Apricot Cider. Are you a little ahead of me here? Yes, you guessed it, guests can have fun blending different ciders plus, you can mix ciders with 3 Daughters Brewing craft beers for even more unique flavor combos.
Savitsky shared, "3 Daughters Cider currently has about 25 different cider recipes and we're developing new flavors all the time." Over 100 different varieties of apples are grown annually for the production of cider. And just like wine grapes, the location of each orchard affects the apple’s characteristics.
Technically considered wine, not beer, like wine, ciders are classified from “sweet” to “dry.” Made from crushed and fermented apples cider dates back to 55 BC. In Medieval times, cider was used as currency, eventually becoming a favorite beverage of Colonial Americans. Over two hundred years later and we have the privilege of enjoying this time-honored drink.
Come August you can find cans of 3 Daughters Cider "Original" Apple and refreshing Key Lime cider in cans at your favorite store. Craft beers from this landmark brewery are in local restaurants and convenience stores. In Florida's Circle K stores you can now grab 16 oz craft beer tall boys.
Use the brewery's BEER FINDER to find a brew near you! Select your favorite beer or cider, or one you want to explore, add your location, the type of place you are looking for, ie...bar, restaurant convenience store and how far you are willing to go, as far as it takes we are guessing!
Today people across the globe enjoy cider, and here in the 727area, 3 Daughters Cider aims to make cider a refreshing part of your celebrations. From birthdays to backyard barbecues, a day at the beach or boating, their commitment to hand-crafted ciders with a Florida Twist make 3 Daughters Ciders perfect for every occasion.
Here is a wonderful recipe using 3 Daughters Cider in a cocktail from World Champion Food Blogger Amy Freeze of Gourmet Everyday. Amy pairs this cocktail with everything from grilled cheese to a NY Strip! Made with Key Lime cider, it's perfect for cooling down in the heat of summer. Amy used local Wish Farms berries, but whatever you have at hand is fine. This recipe makes 4-6 cocktails, depending on the size of your martini glass.
1/2 lb. Wish Farms strawberries-cleaned & chunked
6 oz. container Wish Farms blueberries-reserve 8-10 for garnish
6 oz container Wish Farms blackberries-reserve 8-10 for garnish
2 TBSP key lime juice
2 TBSP sugar
3/4 c. tequila
2-12 oz. cans 3 Daughters Key Lime Cider
Lime curls made with a zester
- In a blender, puree strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, key lime juice, and sugar until smooth.
- Pour into a jar and add tequila. Allow the tequila-berry mixture to sit for 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator.
- Pour through a fine mesh colander or cheesecloth to remove seeds and pulp.
- Pour strained liquid into a pitcher and add two cans of hard cider. Stir to combine.
- Pour into chilled martini glasses. Garnish with blueberries, blackberries, and lime curls.
Click over to the business page using this link and hit their Website button to find additional zesty recipes on the 3 Daughters Cider website. And plan a visit to the brewery in South St. Petersburg. There is always something fun going on at this brewery, take a peek at the Events Calendar and make a pilgrimage to the Orchard to see what you can mix up!. We feel sure it will be historic.