Peckhams Cider With Blackcurrant (330ml Can)
Just like a dry wine, a dry cider seemed to Peckhams like a natural base for a kir type drink. For a drink served in a pint glass, Peckhams decided to keep alcohol levels down, so they extracted the blackcurrant juice using cold extraction rather than alcohol (as in creme de cassis). They are using an old 19C English recipe and Moutere grown blackcurrants.
Made from fermented apple juice, cider comes in a number of varieties. English cider is dry, with fruity, tannic qualities and low carbonation. This can be found cask-conditioned in England. Normandy is another major cider-producing region, with a sweeter, more effervescent, very complex style. Ciders produced elsewhere are often sweet, simple beverages for mass consumption, though there are some good English-style ciders in North America and Norman-style ciders in Quebec.