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5 Sips to Enjoy on a Crisp Fall Night

In my opinion, this is the most wonderful time of the year. I'm thinking about The Great Pumpkin, fluffy sweaters, and crunchy leaves.

And, this time of year, I'm making anything that involves butternut squash or something similarly cozy and fall-like. But what about what to drink on a night where there's a delightful chill in the air? Try one of these refreshing options that pair well with our favorite fall foods.

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Pairing: A spiked hot apple cider and a warm gooey dessert, like our Hasselback Apples. In Apple-Jack Spiked Hot Cider, cinnamon sticks are steeped with butter, brown sugar, black peppercorns, cloves, and allspice for a unique blend of spicy-rich flavors. Applejack brandy, a cider-based brandy, or Calvados (the French version) gets stirred in for the spirited final touch.

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Pairing: Irish coffee and something chocolate-y. Our version of Irish Coffee combines Irish whiskey with smooth, round flavor, with boldly brewed coffee and just a touch of sugar. A topping of whipped cream adds the final festive touch.

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