Food: T'is the Season

Toast the holidays with a festive and organic wintertime libation

By Cathy Garrard

Photograph by Anthony Verde, Eco Styling by Camilla Slattery

J.K. Scrumpy’s Hard Cider
There are only two ingredients that go into this bottle: organic apples and yeast. The result is a smooth, flavorful cider as crisp as fruit plucked straight from the tree. $5–$7 for a 22-ounce bottle,
Jeriko Estate Brut
Ring in the New Year with this chardonnay-based bubbly, the first and only organic sparkling wine made in America. It has a pleasing citrus flavor, and the aroma evokes toasted almonds.

Butte Creek Train Wreck Organic Barley wine Ale

Don’t be fooled by the sweet and fruity flavor: With a 10.6 percent alcohol content, this amber-colored seasonal ale will warm you up on cold winter nights. $6–$7 for a 22-ounce bottle,

Bison Brewing Gingerbread Ale

Pop the cap on this spiced porter, and you’ll smell fresh-baked cookies. The beer is dark—but not heavy—and is flavored with ginger, nutmeg, and a hint of cinnamon. $4 for a 22-ounce bottle,

Horizon Organic Lowfat EggNog
Enjoy this creamy, non-alcoholic seasonal favorite straight out of the carton, or spike it with your own warming blend of rum, whisky, brandy, or cognac.
$3– $4,

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