This week’s “Weekly Happy” (which will officially be posted on Tuesday) is coming at you on a Sunday to maximize the amount of cider you can consume before the end of the month. And yes, just to get this out of the way — “Cider Week” is longer than 1 week. I did not come up with the name (but you won’t see me complaining).
When I think “hard cider” I think “cozy fall booze.” But I am here to tell you that there are health benefits to this stuff (vitamin C? antioxidants? What?!), making it good for your body and your soul, as long as you’re drinking in moderation.
Cider Week in NYC (October 20-29)
- What: A week to celebrate fall, leaves changing, and apples — the fruit of the season — in one of it’s most delicious forms: hard cider.
- Where: All over the city! Just check the official Cider Week website for specials at a location near you.
- Why: Because FALL. And — did you know cider is good for you? By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the many benefits of apple cider vinegar (thanks to phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids in the fruit’s phytochemical makeup). But blah blah blah… What about hard cider?! Hard cider is still made from apples, and — like apples — it is loaded with both vitamin C and antioxidants. In fact, there are more antioxidants in cider than in green tea! Cider comes in many different varieties, just like New Yorkers. It can be sweet, sour, dry, sparkling, or even a combo of the above. In case you’re in denial (like me) that it’s fall in the city, look around. The leaves are changing and the apple orchards are far away, so celebrate like a true New Yorker: by going to a nearby bar and drinking something seasonal and delicious instead of touching a tree (awe, sad — we love trees, too!). But remember: cider is only healthy if you drink it in moderation. A whole bunch of calories come with the alcohol.
- When: October 20-29, 2017.
- Happiness Ranking: Like most things, it all depends on how much you drink and who you’re with, but let’s say 7/10.
- Link: http://ciderweeknyc.com/