The ice cider could be enjoyed on its own or paired with foods like a "zingy blue cheese", according to Ramborn.
Luxembourg’s first cider company is now bringing the first ice cider to the market.
The new Ramborn product, which will get its official launch on 6 October, is in line with its CEO Carlo Hein’s vision, who told Delano in a previous interview that the company “started with a simple idea, to use hundreds of tons of apples and pears from the ground that weren’t being used and buy at a fair price to make cider and perry.”
The 11% ice cider, also made using apples from the local meadow orchards, is produced using a cryoconcentration method--using frozen juice, the water is separated which causes an intense base flavour.
“Ice cider has seen huge growth around the world, with some of the best cider makers on the planet getting involved, including Canada, Sweden and the US,” the company’s president of products and marketing, Adie Kaye, told Delano. “We have already been blown away by the extraordinary feedback we have been getting from visitors to our farm.”
Currently the product is being sold at the company’s shop in Born, as well as Provençal, although the company anticipates it will make its way into restaurants in the greater region.
On 6 October, members of the public are invited for a special harvest event at the Ramborn Cider Haff in Born starting at 11am to celebrate the ice cider launch and enjoy a free tasting of cider and perry. Visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in apple picking in the nearby orchards.
Children are welcome too, as there will be a bouncy castle, food, games and more.