When I was a student I used to love a cider (who didn’t?) but as I’ve gotten older I’ve tended to be drawn more towards a Cosmopolitan (blame Sex and the City) or a Martini (blame Bond). However, at Christmas time a hot apple spiced cider (especially if I’m in New York) really does the trick.
Being the season of drinks parties and events, plus canapés or full-blown dinner dates it gets tricky trying to curb the calories with all the offerings around us. So I tried out some Magners Light, which is a low calorie Irish Cider in Orchard Berries (also available in Pear light), and it is surprisingly delicious.
The calorie content in a Magners Light is just 103 per bottle, and the ABV only 4% too, I found it a really refreshing fruity alternative to a wine or prosecco which I would normally choose if meeting friends in a bar. I didn’t get silly (like I did with cider in the past!) and I like knowing that it has 30% less calories than a regular cider so something I would choose in future. It didn’t quite work for me as a hot cider but definitely does as a cold one…!