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Calvados recipes

Calvados is an apple brandy made in Normandy, northern France. It’s produced from distilled cider and matured in oak barrels. In Normandy it’s traditionally served as a digestif during (yes, during) the meal. It’s good in cocktails and makes an excellent mulled cider mixed with apple juice, cider, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar.

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Calvados can be used in cooking, particularly in Norman specialities such as chicken with cream and Calvados, crêpes flambés or apple-based dishes.

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