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apple brandy

What is it?

A brandy made from apples, Calvados may be served straight as an appertif, but is often used in sweet and savory cooking, too.

Don’t have it?

Apple brandy; brandy

How to choose:

The best examples taste strongly of apples. For drinking straight, you may want to spurge on a pricey reserve, but since some nuance gets lost when heated and mixed with other ingredients, you don’t have to buy the best for cooking.

How to store:

Calvados will keep almost indefintely in a cool, dark, place.

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