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Calvados and tarragon may sound like a strange pairing, but the apple and licorice flavors marry beautifully, making for a spiked hot chocolate that is comforting and unfamiliar all at once.
What to buy: Calvados is an apple brandy from Normandy, France. It can be found in liquor stores and online.
If you can’t find it, use any good-quality apple brandy. Keep it on hand to spike your next cream sauce or to make our 1621 cocktail.
For this recipe, use high-end chocolate, such as El Rey 41 percent milk chocolate.