Oh, to be whisked away from Downtown Abbey in a motor car to the pub in town to get a naughty glass of cider with the locals! That’s just the adventure to plan after spending hours curling your hair precisely so that your purple, feathered hat can rest snuggly, but daintily, on your head, and you must wear that hat everywhere, and never take it off. (The amount of hat- head on the set of Downton Abbey must have been a rampant epidemic.)
To take the edge off of hat-head worries, pour a tart glass of hard cider. It’s just the thing you need while you binge-watch shows that were popular a few years ago, but you resisted because you’ve never done what’s popular at the time out of sheer rebellion. To celebrate your stubborn, rebellious side, pour yourself a glass of 2Towns Ciderhouse hard cider. You won’t be disappointed. This light, crisp drink is crammed full of apples that’ll slap the sides of your face so hard, you’ll cry out, in Lady Mary’s voice, “Cousin Matthew can walk!” And you’ll weep for joy.
It’s the type of drink that pulls you along cobblestone street worlds—one that makes Anna the maid tell Mr. Bates that it’s not illegal to take a mistress when he says he can’t leave his evil wife. So, go ahead! Have a glass or two or three. Give your hair a good tousle and kick up your petticoats.
Cecilia Kennedy once taught Spanish and English courses in Ohio for many years. She now lives in the Greater Seattle area, and writes horror stories. Her blog (Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks: https://fixinleaksnleeksdiy.blog/) chronicles her humorous (and perhaps scary?) attempts at cooking and home repair.