Brixton Blush Turbo Cider

Here's something you probably don't need to bother with.

There's a recipe floating around the internet for turbo cider. Basically, add some yeast to apple juice and you get cider. At least that's the idea. I decided to spruce it up with some ingredients I found at the local farmer's market – 1 pound of local, raw honey, and a punnet of blackberries.

Spruced up cider


3 L Cox apple juice
454g raw local set honey
250g blackberries
500mL water
1 packet US-05

Sciencey bits

OG 1.062
FG 1.000
ABV 8.1%

The end result is a lovely rosé colour, but there's not a lot else to commend it. It's got a slight mouth-puckering tartness like my first attempt at turbo cider. There's a slight slicness from the honey, but no hint of blackberry. The main flavour though is bold and medicinal. I don't know where it came from, but I'm not a big fan. I think this might be my last foray into cider making for a while.