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How apple picking in January makes the world's best cider

Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he goes apple picking in January and learns the intricacies of this homegrown invention.

A cold-weather classic.

Ice cider was first sold in Hemmingford, Quebec. Today, this invention is recognized as a refreshing symbol of our cold Canadian winters. 3:05

Twenty years ago, nobody knew anything about ice cider, but Domaine Neige owner François Pouliot managed to build a global brand off of the cold Canadian beverage. Now, people all over the world are lining up to have a little taste of Quebec.

Forty-five minutes south of Montreal, in the village of Hemmingford, Pouliot grows, hand picks and processes the frozen apples on his orchard. He says the village's warm summers and cool fall nights are the key to the sweet taste of the cider. 

Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he goes apple picking in January and learns the intricacies of this homegrown invention.