Somersby History, Interesting Facts and Recipes

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The Cider: a drink as dry and bubbly as Champagne and as cold and refreshing as beer.

Somersby history

Somersby apple cider was first bottled in Denmark in the summer of 2008 by brewing company Carlsberg Group. Since then Somersby evolved into a range of fruity flavours – pear, blackberry, blueberry, red rhubarb, elderflower lime and more.

The delicious cider was originally developed for the Danish market, but today is one of the largest international cider brands in the world. You can enjoy Somersby in 50 countries around the globe, including all of Europe, the United States, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and South Korea.

 Somersby History, Interesting Facts and Recipes

The Origins of Apple Cider

What is clear about cider is that once the drink caught on, it spread fast. The first recorded references to cider date back to Roman times. By the time the first Romans sailed to the British Islands in 55 B.C., the locals were drinking a cider from native crabapples, which their new visitors quickly fell in love with. Soon enough, cider spread throughout the Roman Empire and across Europe, becoming the most popular drink after ale.

Cider alcohol percentage

Apples are low in sugar, even the sweetest apples contain much less sugar than grapes. That’s the reason why cider has always been low in alcohol. The alcohol content in Somersby is 4.5%, but in other ciders varies from 1.2% to 8.5%.


Are you wondering what could be better than Somersby?

Somersby cocktails! Here are our five delicious and easy to make cocktails:


  1. Caramel Journey




Pour the Somersby, vodka and caramel syrup in jug and gently stir.

Then strain into a glass with ice and garnish with apple slice.


  1. Somersby Mojito




Mix the Somersby, Captain Morgan Spiced Gold Rum and lemon juice in jug.

Strain into a glass with ice, lemon slices and fresh mint.


  1. Blackberry Kiss




Combine the Somersby, gin and blackberry syrup in jug and stir.

Serve into a glass with ice and garnish with lime slices.


  1. Blueberry Passion




Mix the vodka, red wine and lemon juice in a chilled cocktail shaker, then pour into glass with ice.

Fill with Somersby and serve with blueberries.


  1. Fury Pear




In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the Somersby, vodka and tequila and shake.

Strain into a tall glass.

Serve with fresh fruits.





Bonus fun fact:

In the United States, "cider" often refers to unfiltered apple juice as apple cider and usually is served hot with a cinnamon stick. The alcoholic drink made from fermented apple juice is known as "hard cider".


Also feel free to check all of our Somersby products.


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