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10 Whiskey Apple Cider Recipes to Elevate Your Cozy Autumn Evenings

Nothing like some whiskey to make you feel all warm and fuzzy in the fall.

Our fall motto? The cooler the temps, the warmer the drink. But save your marshmallow-topped hot cocoa for December. When our weather app is hanging out in the 50s and 60s, it's time to pour a piping hot cup of apple cider. And to spike said cup with a little whiskey.

Don't worry, you're not the only unhinged human who loves the combination of warm apple juice and alcohol. As it turns out, the fall favorite bevvy has some pretty boozy roots.

For the majority of our time on earth, apples were way too bitter to bite into. So their sole purpose was to be pressed into juice and left to ferment into a hard cider. Everyone in ancient times—from the Romans to the Germans to the English—were toasting glasses of hard cider and partying like it was 55 B.C. Even early American settlers drank it for nutritional purposes to get through those particularly grueling winters (though we suspect they enjoyed the buzz too).

Fast forward a few centuries, and with the invention of whiskey came the epiphany that you can mix the two together. Enter: whiskey apple cider to warm your bones and your soul.

Not sure how to make it? We've pulled together 10 whiskey apple cider recipes to help you feel a little more spirited this fall.

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