Stop by these locations to enjoy a delicious, berry cocktail. Or pick up local Hudson Valley ingredients to craft your own cocktail at home.
Summer brings the start of berry season in the Hudson Valley. While you can enjoy fresh-picked blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries on their own, why not take it up a notch and enjoy your favorite berries in a cocktail? Luckily, these local hotspots have just the drinks to celebrate the most berry-licious time of year.
Try This: Spicy Luna
For something with a kick, try out the Spicy Luna from Pearl Moon. This berry cocktail features tequila, lime, agave syrup, jalapenos, and blueberries. It may not be what you would traditionally expect from a cocktail accented with berries, but this drink is sure to impress, especially for those who enjoy a bit of spice. Following drinks, diner classics with a Latin American twist will delight your taste buds. Expect delectable burgers, quesadillas, sandwiches, and fried tofu.
Sip This: Strawberry Martini or Blueberry Mojito
Treat your taste buds and order a strawberry martini or blueberry mojito from Lakehouse Restaurant and Bar. Muddled fresh strawberries, Stoli vodka, triple sec, and fresh-squeezed lime juice create the perfect summertime martini. If you are a mojito lover, enjoy fresh muddled blueberries and mint, Don Q coconut rum, and brown sugar for insanely delicious flavors. While the berry cocktails are a treat in themselves, diners can also take in stunning views of Lake Mahopac while enjoying a meal here.
Taste This: “Raz” Peach Blossom Martini
Ole Savannah offers a plethora of refreshing cocktails to enjoy in the summer. For a delicious concoction featuring fresh raspberries, give the “raz” peach blossom martini a try. A mix of Peach Ketel vodka, fresh raspberries, lemon, and simple syrup, this cocktail is the epitome of summer flavors in a glass. Wines, tap beers, bottled beers, and cans are also available. Delicious dinner options include the ahi tuna bowl and the pho noodle bowl. Plus for anyone who loves a view with their meal, this eatery is ideally located right on the Hudson River.
Make Your Own
Who doesn’t love the refreshing taste of a summer sangria? Make your own at home with pick-your-own Hudson Valley strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Pair these perfectly with 2020 Estate Ava Rose from Nostrano Vineyards in your favorite summer sangria recipe to create a sweet sip you will want to enjoy all summer long.
Blueberry Vodka Soda
Three Cedar’s Vodka from Hudson Valley Distillers is the star ingredient for simple, blueberry vodka soda that you can easily make yourself. Craft a blueberry simple syrup with sugar, water and ½ a cup of fresh-picked Hudson Valley blueberries. Add vodka, ice, sparkling water, and your simple syrup to a glass. Top with fresh blueberries.