Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Dailys Hard Cider & Dailys #Giveaway

This past summer, I was introduced to Dailys cocktail pouches. They are perfect for freezing and taking to the pool. They are very convenient. I also use them as ice pouches for my shins! They conform perfectly after a long run. Don't worry, I do not drink the ones I use as ice pouches!

Daily's recently came out with two limited edition seasonal beverages. Hard Cider and Spiced Sangria. I drink a ton of hot apple cider during the winter. This beverage is also has multiple uses. The second I feel a sniffle coming on, I whip up a batch, call Dr. Feel Good (Jack Daniels) and make myself a spiked cider. I had to give Daily's hard cider a test. It could save me so much time in the kitchen during the winter. Plus, I could have a stash on hand when I feel a little blue.

I used one pouch to make two different variations. A hot version and a martini. The apple flavor in both is really good. They are not too strong, so you can add a little floater of your choice. Both Gabe and I really liked the hard cider pouch.

With the martini, I made a cinnamon sugar rim and used lemon juice to adhere it. A slice of an apple and a couple of shakes in my martini shaker and you have an instant spiced apple martini. For this drink, I would put a little floater of apple vodka and you have a Jack Frost approved appletini.

For the hot version, I put 8oz into a measuring cup, microwaved for 2 minutes and poured into a coffee mug, included a stick of cinnamon and voila - spiked apple cider. As hard as it is for me to admit - it is as good as the apple cider I make all day long. Thank you for saving me time and a kitchen mess Dailys!
Now for the giveaway. I want you to tell me how you like your apple cider. Do you spike it? Do you drink it in a special  mug? I will select three winners (21+ only of course) to win a Daily’s insulated lunch tote.
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Disclosure: I was given a $10 Walmart gift card to purchase several flavors of Dailys pouches.  All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

13 comments:

  1. I love Dailys! Can't wait to try the cider! looks delish!

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    1. It's sooo good. I got the spiced sangria too but haven't tried that yet. I may freeze that one.

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  2. I like my cider hot...with cinnamon

    xoxo from Trinidad

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    1. Me too girl!! With a drizzle of caramel too!

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  3. When I think of hard cider, I think of the cold stuff. Only I don't want it over ice like Crispin or anyone in Ireland wants you to do. I wan to taste it. ;-) But when I drink hot cider, I just loved it warmed up... It's comforting! Maybe with a cinnamon stick, if we've got 'em. I don't usually spike it, but my dad likes to add some whiskey at Christmas. ;-)

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    1. You know, I have only had cold apple cider once. I always think of it as a winter drink. I loved the martini I made last night though!

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  4. I love cider in all forms, but hot spiced cider, spiked just enough to create some extra warming, is perfect. I have a big pink mug shaped like a flower that I love to use for hot drinks. It's not very fall-ish, but it's pretty.

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    1. Megan, you would love this then. It is delicately spiked, perfect when you have a cold coming on! Not enough to give you a buzz but enough to help the sniffles :)My favorite mug came from Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans!

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  5. Oooh, I want to try that martini!

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    1. It's so good Jen! The cinnamon sugar rim is a must.

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  6. I can't wait to try those! I love apple cider. Hot or cold! That martini with the cinnamon sugar rim looks amazing!!

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  7. I don't see why you can't drink the ones you use as icepacks. Ice up then drink the pain away :-P

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  8. I would love to try out the apple cider!

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