Cider is an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples. The juice of most types of apple, including crab apples, can be used to produce cider, but cider apples are best. The word cider is first mentioned in Middle English in biblical use as a "strong drink".

Apple cider contains polyphenols, compounds in plants that act as antioxidants. They can support the body against free radicals and cell damage, reducing the risk of certain types of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Polyphenols can help to reduce inflammation in the body.

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A snakebite is a cocktail drink from the United Kingdom made with equal parts of lager and cider. If a dash of blackcurrant cordial is added, it is known as a "snakebite & black" or a "diesel". Different regional recipes and names exist. Stout may be used instead of lager in the United States and is typically served in a pint glass.