While cider is perfectly delicious all on it’s own, I couldn’t help but wonder what a little pizazz would do to the perfect Summer drink.
Turns out, the pizazz does gooood things. I named this drink the “Sidra Bomba”, because the word Sidra means Cider in Spanish and Cubans call Papaya, Fruta Bomba.
This recipe is perfect for those who like to keep things simple when it comes to drinks for themselves or for guests, but want to add some fresh flavor and a little something different to a classic drink.
Sidra Bomba Recipe
- 2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 oz. papaya simple syrup, recipe below
- 1 Stella Artois Cidre
Papaya simple syrup directions: Add 1 cup water and 1 cup white sugar to a pan. Peel and slice one papaya and put into pan. Place on high heat until the mixture begins to boil, the sugar is dissolved and the fruit has become very soft. Remove from stove top and pour mixture into a glass that can be sealed, like a mason jar. Let cool for an hour.
Sidra Bomba directions: Pour 2 oz. of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, 1 oz. of papaya simple syrup and cider into a beer glass. Give drink a gentle stir with a long spoon.
And there you go! The grapefruit adds some fragrant zest and the papaya simple syrup add a little bit of fruity sweetness. Perfection!