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12 Days of Holiday Cocktails in Dutchess County

There’s always so much to do this time of year, but taking time out to relax with friends, have a date night, or unwind with a quiet night is sure to reduce the stress of the season. Bartenders all over Dutchess County are shaking things up this holiday season to give customers something special to sip. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these unique holiday themed cocktails that definitely have turtle doves and French hens beat!

Lower Dutchess

Dogwood Restaurant and Bar - Beacon

This local eatery offers a wide selection of cocktails and craft brews on the menu, but their specials are a local favorite. Try the Mama’s Special Time, made with spiced pear liqueur and Prosecco, topped with an orange peel.

















Baja 328 - Beacon

From pumpkin pie martinis to seasonal margaritas, this southwest grill and tequila bar has something for everyone. We recommend their espresso martini made with RumChata for a holiday feel.




















The Vault - Beacon

This restaurant serves a spicy holiday favorite, Tony’s Toddy – a combination of Irish whiskey, citrus fruit, mint, cloves, and cinnamon.

Mid Dutchess

Mill House Brewing Company  - Poughkeepsie

If you’re chilly in the winter weather, try on Mill House’s Boots Wit Da Fur – their house-infused apple vodka with cranberry-apple marmalade, and lime.




















Poughkeepsie Ice House – Poughkeepsie

You can’t have a holiday dinner without the cranberry sauce! Sake, lime, lemon, honey, simple syrup, and, of course, cranberry sauce make up the cranberry sauce margarita, one of the cocktails on Poughkeepsie Ice House’s sake cocktail list.

Shadows on the Hudson – Poughkeepsie

Shadow’s recent winter cocktail will have you wishing you can drift your way in on a snowy evening. The SnowDrifter has milagro blanco tequila, pear liquor, pomegranate puree, pineapple juice, fresh mint, basil and muddled ginger that’ll warm your Grinch-like heart. 




















Upper Dutchess

Terrapin Restaurant and Bar - Rhinebeck

Holiday-themed ales and homemade eggnog join Terrapin’s extensive beverage menu to mark the holiday season. Their Rapsberry Kiss made with chocolate Godiva liqueur is sure to make you jolly!




















The Amsterdam Restaurant and Bar - Rhinebeck

The Amsterdam’s original creation, Cherrywood, a drink made with Most Righteous Bourbon from Catskill Distilling Company, cherry, and lemon, will warm you up on snowy nights!




















Hotel Tivoli – Tivoli

Hotel Tivoli’s restaurant, The Corner’s signature creations, Golden Rock is made with gin, capaletti, lillet, and Grand Marnier.

















Eastern Dutchess

52 Main Bar and Tapas - Millerton

While there are plenty of delicious dining options to choose from at 52 Main, the cocktail, beer, and wine menu is a showstopper! The Hillrock Old Fashioned features double cask rye, muddled cherries and orange, and black walnut bitters.


This restaurant and bar revolves around fresh, seasonal ingredients, so specials shift with the seasons. Their gingered pear cocktail comes with gin, pear, saffron, and ginger, but the partridge isn’t included.

Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room – Amenia

Monte’s Local Kitchen’s whiskey plum Manhattan with made with Taconic Distilleries Straight Bourbon Whiskey, sweet vermouth, plum bitter, and bourbon cherries will have you dreaming of sugarplums!

Download a pdf of the Holiday Cocktail Map here! 




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