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Floral liqueurs in the Hudson Valley
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4 Floral Liqueurs to Sip for Springtime Vibes in the Hudson Valley

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Add these floral liqueurs to your bar cart so you’re ready to shake and stir your way to cocktail success in the Hudson Valley this spring.

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 the floral liqueurs 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 fruit-forward and floral 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. Add a splash to your glass of bubbly or swirl it into a paloma when summer Fridays roll around.

P.S. Not sure where to start with this liqueur? Heimat offers a number of recipes on its site for each of its products, so whipping up a top-notch cocktail is a breeze.

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. (There’s also a Thai basil variety in summer if you want something a little more herbaceous.) 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 of this floral liqueur to sample the sweet, delicate flavor as an aperitif or cocktail mixer on sunny Hudson Valley days.

Stoutridge Distillery & Winery

Try this: Quartarium Heart

You name it, and Stoutridge probably makes it…at least as far as alcoholic libations go. While its range of liqueurs varies widely, its Quartarium Heart spirit is a must for anyone who adores floral notes. Rosebuds and petals add flavor and color to each bottle while hyssop lends a special sweetness. This beverage is only available directly from Stoutridge, so plan a visit to the Marlboro distillery to pick up a sampling for yourself.


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