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Stoutridge’s Solar Powered Spirits

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME coming—10 years to be exact—but Marlboro’s Stoutridge Vineyard has added its name to the ever-growing list of Hudson Valley distilleries. Stoutridge owners Stephen Osborne and Kimberly

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

Lydia’s Pumpkin Spice Moontini

Collin Bringman, Reckless Remedies / Photo by Colleen Stewart Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces Dutch’s Spirits Sugar Wash Moonshine 2 ounces pumpkin puree 1 ounce spice syrup Cinnamon stick Candied pumpkin seeds

A Consuming Passion

DRIVEN BY PASSION AND HIGH STANDARDS, Peter Kelly, celebrated chef/owner of Xaviars Restaurant group, has teamed up with a Slovenian beverage company, Fructal, to develop Slovenia Vodka. After a 2009

Hudson Valley Vodka: Tasting Notes

IN MID-APRIL, A PANEL OF TASTERS sampled more than a dozen craft vodkas currently produced by Hudson Valley distillers. The overall impression was that the quality of the vodkas produced

Not Grandma’s Lemonade

Michael Polasek, Bluestone Bistro Serves 1 Ingredients 2 ounces Denning’s Point Maid of the Meadow 1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice 3/4 ounce simple syrup 1 ounce club soda Method

Rite of Spring

Clark Moore, Mixologist Inspiration struck mixologist Clark Moore while tasting Denning’s Point Distillery’s Maid of the Meadow. This cocktail is ideal for an evening with “a bit of a bite

Hudson Valley Bramble

Douglass Miller, Professor of Table Service ad Management, The Culinary Institute of America Inspired by the purity of the Harvest Spirits Core Black Raspberry Vodka, Culinary Institute of America Professor

Drink Me

The Mill at Tuthill House Tuthilltown’s Indigenous Wheat Vodka provides the perfect base for this fresh summer cocktail. A dash of rhubarb bitters and a bright splash of lime perfectly

Snake in the Coconut Grove

The Mill at Tuthill House For a tropical cocktail Tuthilltown’s Indigenous Apple Vodka is first infused with vanilla bean and then garnished with an edible pansy (read more on edible

Hudson Valley Vodka

IN THE UNITED STATES, BY LEGAL DEFINITION vodka is “without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color,” and domestic distillations of vodka are required to reach a minimum of 190 proof (95

Spirited Development

“Hudson Valley Distillers may have started small, but our spirits have been very well received and we just can’t keep up with demand using our current equipment.” So says Tom

Crimson Crush

Benjamin Steakhouse Ingredients 3 parts Belvedere 1 part Chambord 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup Splash of cranberry Method Stir ingredients together and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a

Raspberry Smash

Baja 328 Ingredients 5 Muddled Raspberries 1 1/2 ounces Casadora Blanco Tequila 3/4 ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice 1/2 ounces Agave Nectar         Method Shake & pour over ice

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