An alcoholic beverage; fermented apple juice (in the UK may include not more than 25% pear juice). Dry cider has 2.6% sugars, 3.8% alcohol, and 110 kcal (460 kJ) per 300 mL. Sweet cider has 4.3% sugars and supplies 125 kcal (525 kJ) per 300 mL. Vintage cider has 7.3% sugars, 10.5% alcohol, and supplies 300 kcal (1 260 kJ) per 300 mL (half pint).
In the USA cider or fresh cider is unfermented apple juice; the fermented product is called hard or fermented cider.
Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Medicine and Health.