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Hot mulled cider from Melzingah Tap House / Photos courtesy of Dutchess Tourism

10 Dutchess County Cocktails to Try This Winter


After you’ve taken a drive through our frosty landscape, get a taste of Dutchess with one of these 10 delicious cocktails specially made to be enjoyed during the winter season! Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or looking to cozy up with fresh notes of cinnamon, find one that suits your taste below.

1. Candy Apple Cream: House-infused apple bourbon, house-made bourbon cream, butterscotch, and a splash of apple cider with a caramel cinnamon rim

Get it at County Fare ∙ Wappingers Falls, NY

Coffee Blvd

2. Coffee Blvd.: Bourbon, coffee-infused campari, sweet vermouth

Get it at Barbaro ∙ Millbrook, NY

3. Cold Press Espresso Martini: Vanilla vodka, Springbrook Farm cold press coffee liquor, espresso, cremôr

Get it at Savona’s Trattoria ∙ Poughkeepsie & Red Hook, NY

Devil Wears Cacao cocktail

4. Devil Wears Cacao: Pomegranate, fig, lime, cinnamon, cacao, tequila, rum

Get it at McKinney & Doyle ∙ Pawling, NY

Dr. Hennings' Cure All

5. Dr. Hennings’ Cure-All: Bonded apple brandy, browned butter, cacao-nib chai tea syrup, mole bitters

Get it at Bia ∙ Rhinebeck, NY

Mulled cider

6. Hot Mulled Cider: Local fresh apple cider, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, black cloves with bourbon or spiced rum

Get it at Melzingah Tap House ∙ Beacon, NY

7. Red Moon: Spice infused whiskey, red wine, cherry, cinnamon

Get it at Traghaven Whiskey Pub & Co. ∙ Tivoli, NY

8. Smokey Apple Manhattan: Smoked apple simple syrup, craft bitters, Taconic Distillery bourbon, bourbon apples

Get it at Paula’s Public House ∙ Pleasant Valley, NY

9. Snickerdoodle: Stolichnaya vanilla vodka, Baileys, amaretto, cinnamon-sugar rim

Get it at Eleven 11 ∙ Fishkill, NY

Super Mario Smash cocktail

10. Super Smash Bros.: Bourbon, basil, honey, lemon, Amaro Nonino, pear cider

Get it at Schatzi’s Pub and Bier Garden ∙ Poughkeepsie, NY

Plan a winter road trip to one of these quaint towns here.

Warm up with a hot cup of joe at one of our local coffee shops here.

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