With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways to shower your mom (or another special lady in your life) with extra attention and affection. Whether she’s a stay-at-home mom, a part- or full-time working mom, a mom with a new baby or a seasoned grandparent, chances are that any mom you know is hustling around the clock to make sure that everyone else around her is well-cared for.
Moms are notorious for putting everyone else’s needs first and theirs last, and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let these women know how much we appreciate all they do to support and provide for our families. What could express this sentiment better than a refreshing, crisp Jack’s Hard Cider to help Mom relax on her special day?
Perhaps you could concoct a delicious cider bellini to serve with brunch, pick up a growler of one of our seasonal small-batch releases from our tasting room or stock the fridge with our smooth, fruit-forward, perfectly sweetened Helen’s Blend cider for her to enjoy all week long. Helen’s Blend is especially perfect for Mother’s Day, as it’s named after John “Jack” Hauser’s wife who, like this cider, was known to be sweet, but had a little kick. Sound like a special lady in your life?
However you choose to celebrate Mom, make sure there’s a hard cider toast worked into your plans, because moms love cider! There are plenty of reasons why, including these four:
- Cider is relaxing. After a long day, there’s nothing quite like an adult beverage to unwind. All of Jack’s Hard Cider varieties weigh in between 4.5% and 5.5% ABV, so they’re not too strong to enjoy on a weeknight, and a few rounds during a special occasion shouldn’t lead to the pesky hangovers that the stronger stuff can invite. And because Jack’s comes in convenient and colorful cans, there are no glasses to wash! One more way to help Mom relax.
- Cider is delicious. For moms who are serious wine drinkers or craft beer fans, flavor and quality are paramount. Jack’s Hard Cider is an artisan product made with Pennsylvania apples, and every sip is bursting with balanced, nuanced and delicious flavor. Because Jack’s is also an environmentally friendly company, moms who are mindful of sustainability and living green love us, too.
- Cider makes an awesome ingredient. Jack’s Hard Cider enhances cocktails and foods—both sweet and savory—and is a great tool to add to Mom’s kitchen arsenal. Cooking with cider can be as simple as adding a splash to a salad vinaigrette, whisking a can into a marinade for pork chops or simmering some into a flavorful syrup for apple fritters.
- Cider is food friendly. Many moms are experienced and efficient in the kitchen, and are often used to making meals to please a wide range of tastes and appetites, from toddlers to teens. The last thing they need to worry about on a busy weeknight is a beverage pairing with dinner. With its crisp, dry flavor profile Jack’s Hard Cider goes well with nearly every kind of food. So whether it’s shrimp tacos, lasagna, a spicy curry or a big green salad, serving cider with dinner for the adults takes one less complication away from meal planning.
But don’t just take it from us! Real moms tell us why they’re fans of Jack’s Hard Cider:
“I like Jack’s Hard Cider because it’s very refreshing. It’s great to drink on a hot summer day or at a tailgate! I’m not a beer drinker, so cider is a great beer alternative.” —Gillian P.
“I seriously LOVE Jack’s. It’s the only cider I drink! I’m more of a wine drinker, so I fell in love with cider as an alternative to beer, since I’m not that into beer. I love that Jack’s is only 100 calories a can, and that the ingredients are few and simple. I’m also a sucker for great packaging. My favorite is Original, but I find myself trying to hunt down Peach or Pear, especially in the warmer months.” —Jen J.
“I know lots of moms who prefer cider as their drink of choice, and I think it’s because it’s something akin to a ‘beer crossover’ from wine. Some gals aren’t ready to make the jump to beer, a drink which is still often misunderstood and sometimes labeled as a ‘guy’s drink,’ which is so far from the truth. They are more comfortable with wine. Cider is similar to wine with its sweet floral and fruity notes. It also just tastes awesome and is refreshing—something ALL moms need at the end of a hard day with kiddos!” —Stephanie A.
Whether you’re mom is already a tried-and-true cider fan or has never tried it, surprise her this Mother’s Day with some Jack’s Hard Cider!
Jack’s Hard Cider — Produced from Pennsylvania Apples. Pressed On-Site. Never from Concentrate.
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