Hawkes has released a new winter craft cider that can be served hot or cold.

‘Elephant on Ice’ (4% abv), which emanates a deep amber colour, is available for a limited time nationwide, with an rrp of £4 per 500ml bottle.

The cider, which gives a hint of winter spices, delivers a spicy kick of cinnamon and cloves, and can be enjoyed as a hot, mulled drink, or as a cold cider.

The name, ‘Elephants on Ice’, is inspired by the 1814 London Frost Fair, where staff would walk an elephant across the frozen Thames to demonstrate the durability of the ice and lure punters in.