It seems like once Labor Day has commenced and the leaves start losing their green pigment, people go nuts for the flavors of the season. Fall is particularly popular in Minnesota—humidity takes a backseat to crisp air, and there is the hope of flurries holding off until as late as possible.
I think fall flavors are more popular than ever as we see the demand increasing dramatically. It’s a good thing Surdyk’s is a one-stop shop and just a short jaunt to TCF Bank Stadium, should football season strike your fancy. Why not bring something gourmet to your next tailgating experience? Aspall Cyder from the village of Aspall, Suffolk, England is fruity, racy, thirst quenching and lip smacking—perfect to accompany a fall day. It pairs beautifully with sweet and sour pork, chicken with tomatoes and sweet red peppers, or any mild curry.
Seattle Cider is new to the market, and becoming popular with the most avid cider fan and a great choice for those who want to break into the emerging scene. From dry, semi-sweet or citrus, there is a can for everyone to enjoy. Lucky for you, at Surdyk’s we carry more than 100 different kinds of cider, and will most likely have plenty for you to sample as fall rolls on. Come in and choose your favorite; your tailgating buddies and houseguests are sure to thank you for it.
Looking for something a little stronger? Apple Whiskey by Bird Dog and Apple or Maple flavored Crown Royal are great on their own, or try them in a new cocktail. What about a Fresh Apple Whiskey Sour? You’ll need 2 ounces Apple Whiskey or Bourbon, 1 ounce apple juice, ½ ounce fresh lemon juice, ½ ounce simple syrup and 1 egg white. Combine all ingredients except egg white in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Add egg white and shake briefly to combine. Add a handful of ice, shake until frothy, strain into a glass and enjoy!
Every football game or fall cocktail party needs its perfect pairings. And what goes better with apples than cheese? The go-to cheese with crisp apples is always cheddar, especially cloth-bound cheddars. Bleu Mont Bandaged Cheddar is aged one to two years in caves carved into a Wisconsin hillside. Smooth, dense, exceptionally rich and speckled with crystalline “crunchies,” it goes perfectly with freshly picked apples from the orchard.
Challerhocker from Switzerland, pronounced “holler hocker,” means “sitting in the cellar.” This creamy, dense and smooth cheese is nutty and slightly sweet with notes of caramel, offering a lingering silky finish. Forget the dessert this season and wow your guests with a cheese course!
Save the Pumpkin Spice Lattes for another day. It’s time to bring something more refined to the table. At Surdyk’s we have everything to make a fall gathering or football game a little classier and a lot more fun!