Cider Review: Seattle Cider Basil Mint

First day of spring has us thinking about getting our garden started. We go heavy on fresh herbs every year with multiple varieties of basil, various and sundry thymes and oreganos. Last year we planted a few different mints on a marginal patch of hillside with the hope that it takes over where the weeds only grow.

With that in mind, tonight we opened Seattle Cider Company Basil Mint. This semi-sweet cider smells like your hands after you harvest an array of herbs and finishes green and grassy. The flavor--with tart acid--is more lemon balm than either of the herbs that were co-fermented with the apples. A tasty pour for the changing season.