Last night, in a nod to the brisk, chilly air that swept in with November's arrival, I huddled over a candlelit table at my neighborhood bar and drank a spiced ginger and apple cider hot toddy, spiked with bourbon. As I sipped slowly, allowing the spicy, smooth drink to trickle its way down my throat and warm me from the inside out, I leaned back and sighed: it's bourbon season. In the spirit of that spirit, here are a few bourbon-inspired recipes (both food and drink) that'll warm you up this Fall.

• 1 Apple Spice Bourbon Infusion - The Kitchn
• 2 Monkey Bread with Bourbon Crème Anglaise - The Kitchn
• 3 Coconut Ganache Bourbon Balls - The Kitchn
• 4 Browned Butter Butterscotch Pie - The Kitchn
• 5 Browned Butter and Bourbon Blondies - Saving Room for Dessert

• 6 Bourbon Cough Syrup for Grownups - The Kitchn
• 7 Kentucky Breakfast Cocktail with Apricot Preserves & Bourbon - The Kitchn
• 8 Bourbon Hot Toddy - The Kitchn
• 9 The Bourbon Bomber - The Boys' Club
• 10 Saveur's Bourbon Chai - The Kitchn

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