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The Blooming Meadow

Ingredients 1 1/2 oz. Peony Vodka 1 tsp. lime juice 1 tsp. jam of your choice* club soda Method Shake or stir the first three ingredients until the jam is

Violet King Cocktail

By Alice Gabriel / Styled by Valley at the Garrison Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey from Tuthilltown Spirits, with its “notes of marzipan and roasted corn,” is a good match for

Sweet On Honey Wine, Beer & Booze

HONEY—AND THE BEES THAT produce it—can command an almost religious dedication. Its taste, color, consistency, health benefits (real and imagined), history (and mythology) have bestowed an almost mystical quality on

Pumpkin-Apple-Pear Chutney

By Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette / Monastic Vinegars Makes 10 Pints Ingredients 10 tart apples, peeled and chopped 4 pears, peeled and chopped 1 small pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut in chunks,

Le Thom Collines

By Brigid Dorsey / Le Collines Ingredients 2 ounces vodka or gin 2 tablespoons les collines Meyer Lemon Rosemary Jelly rosemary sprig Method In a cocktail shaker, whisk vodka and

Summer’s Hottest Local Cocktails

THERE IS JUST ONE WORD to describe summer time drinking: refreshment. Certainly, a cold pilsner works, as does a glass of chilled Riesling, but you needn’t drink the same old

A Hudson Valley Wine Renaissance

WHILE MANY IN THE HUDSON VALLEY have been enjoying the boom in local craft beer, craft spirits and, of course, craft cider, subtle but no less significant changes are a

Smart Alec Shandy

Recipe by Collin Bringman / Photos by Colleen Stewart Ingredients 1 ounce Raspberry-Blackberry Puree 1 ounce Lemongrass Syrup 2 ounces lemonade 1 12 ounce bottle Smart Beer Raspberries and blackberries, for

The Hail Mary

Collin Bringman, Reckless Remedies / Photo by Colleen Stewart Ingredients 1 ounce Cranberry Puree 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice 1/2 ounce Walnut Puree 1 1/2 ounces 1857 Vodka Orange zest,

A Toast to the Holidays

THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR for those large and small gatherings with family and friends that happen all too infrequently much of the rest of the year. One traditional