Recently, I got the opportunity to taste the new Michelob ULTRA
Light Cider. We had an amazing Memorial Day BBQ planned, and I was really
excited to give the cider a whirl. I have actually been looking for a lighter
alternative to my occasional beer or glass of white wine. I have tried hard ciders
in the past; and while I am drawn to their sweet taste, I haven’t found one
that I am particularly loyal to.
my college days, I am a pitiful lightweight. I rarely drink more than one glass
or bottle of anything. But, I’m okay with that, because unlike when I was a
student, I don’t have a lot of time to nurse a hangover nor am I interested in
eating an entire pizza after a night of drinking!
Light Cider did not disappoint. It tasted cool, refreshing, and a lot like fizzy
apple juice. It was the perfect complement to my overfilled BBQ plate of
chicken skewers, grilled salmon, cucumber salad, and egg and potato salad. To
top it off, it is only 120 calories per bottle (which I learned is one-third fewer calories than an average of the
leading regular hard ciders).
one, and got a nice, little buzz going – but nothing that left me feeling bloated
or sluggish. I chose to drink it chilled and straight from the bottle, and that
suited me just fine. But, I suppose it would have worked well in a glass with
ice, too. Some of the guys at the BBQ were intrigued by what I was drinking,
and started to poke fun when they found out I was drinking “light cider”. Then
they tried a few sips, and seemed to change their tunes. While it doesn’t pack
the punch (or the belly) that their dark beers do, I am more than fine with my
bubbly, “girly” cocktail!
going to be stocking up on a few more six packs for warm summer nights, and
weekend BBQs. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an ideal alternative to white wine, champagne and
more details, please feel free to visit the Michelob ULTRA Light Cider page on
BlogHer.com here. Also,
check out the Sponsor’s site here.
favorite meal or activity do you think would go best with Michelob ULTRA Cider?