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3 Floral Liqueurs to Sip for Springtime Vibes in the Hudson Valley


The sun is shining, the flowers are beginning to bloom, and the springtime season is here in the Hudson Valley. In celebration of the flower power time of year, consider swapping the moody bitters and dark liqueurs of winter in favor of lighter and brighter flavors. In the Hudson Valley, these floral-inspired mixers are just the thing to help you cheers to the sunshine-filled days ahead. Try them on their own as an aperitif or mixed into a classic G&T.

Heimat New York

Try this: Elderflower liqueur

Headquartered in Mamaroneck in Westchester County, Heimat New York is a must for flower- and fruit-forward liqueurs in the region. The recipe comes from founder Ute Londrigan’s German grandmother, although the production relies upon local fruits and seasonal bottling as much as possible. For that springtime feeling, look no further than the elderflower varietal. It’s made in late spring and uses blooms from a Hudson Valley farm for its soft and delicate floral notes.

Cooper’s Daughter Spirits

Try this: Rose liqueur

Trust Cooper’s Daughter to come up with a top-notch floral liqueur. In case you’re not familiar with the Hudson Valley brand, it’s known for its small-batch production and its mouthwateringly delicious black walnut bourbon. Of course, don’t miss out on the seasonal selections either. The ramp vodka is a must in the spring, while the rose liqueur comes into peak production during the summer months. Want to find the spirits near you? Here’s where they’re carried in the Valley.

Rock Valley Spirits

Try this: Elderflower liqueur

Located on a Catskill Mountain farm, Rock Valley Spirits is all about keeping it local. In addition to sourcing local grains, apples, and wild-foraged ingredients for production, it also crafts its products using small-batch methods. While its vodka and gin are top hits, the elderflower liqueur is a standout in its own right. Pick up a bottle to sample the sweet, delicate floral flavor as an aperitif or cocktail mixer.