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The CAPaTini

Courtesy of the Garrison Fans of fruit-heavy drinks will adore this concoction from The Garrison’s inventive mixologists. Cranberry, Bosc pear, Honeycrisp apple, lemon, and thyme play with sweet vermouth and

From Woodstock With Love

Courtesy of Gemma D’Entrone, A&P Bar in Woodstock Ingredients 1.5 oz Tequila Blanco 1 oz Heavy Cream 1 oz Baileys 1 oz White Cocoa Fresh, ground clove Cinnamon stick to garnish

Strawberry Buck

Whiskey River, Peekskill Ingredients 3 fresh strawberries  1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar or granulated sugar substitute 5 Thai basil leaves (or 3 regular basil leaves) 2 oz Ketel One Vodka

Craft Brews: Going with the Flow

HUTCH KUGEMAN, TALL AND BROAD, peers intently into a large steel kettle in which swirls an unappetizing greenish liquid with the uninviting name “wort.” This is essentially what’s left behind when

Cider, Slightly Red

AS SUMMER’S UNOFFICIAL WINE, rosé has grown steadily in popularity. Its fans include Angry Orchard head cider maker Ryan Burk and his team, who experimented for years with elements of the

What’s the Plan, Man?

EVAN AND EMILY WATSON’S JOURNEY into brewing began at a single-barrel nanobrewery in Fishkill. Their beers grew popular, despite the fact that they were available only at local farmers’ markets. In

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

The State of Distilling: 10 Years After

THE FARM DISTILLERY ACT, which became law in 2007, was the fuse that lit an explosion in craft distilling in New York State and, in turn, around the country. What

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

Autumn at Awosting

Collin Bringman, Reckless Remedies / Photo by Colleen Stewart Ingredients 3 ounces fresh pomegrante juice 1/2 ounce honey-ginger syrup Whitecliff Vineyard’s Awosting White Honeycomb, for garnish (optional) Honey-Ginger Syrup 1/2 cup honey

Beacon’s Bad Pun Cider

Collin Bringman, Reckless Remedies / Photo by Colleen Stewart Ingredients 3 ounces local apple cider 1 ounce Denning’s Point Beacon Bourbon 2 ounces Bad Seed Cider’s Ginga Roots hard cider Pinch

The Craft of Craft Brewing

World-class beer is being brewed in every county in the Hudson Valley, a brewing resurgence riding the tide of what has come to be known as craft beer. With origins

New Rule: No Rules

RECENTLY, I CHECKED IN WITH MY dentist for a cleaning and checkup. As usual, Mary Ann, the dental hygienist, chatted with me as she cleaned my teeth, and inevitably the

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!