Celebrate National Vodka Day with these Four Dutchess County Cocktails
The Cocktail(s): Cucumber-Mint Vodka Sour & Mango Habanero Vodka Sour
Where to find it: Essie’s Restaurant, Poughkeepsie
Descriptions: The Cucumber Mint Vodka Sour is a refreshing cocktail that is balanced with cucumber-mint flavors that compliments the infused original vodka. The Mango Habanero Vodka Sour is a made with Infused Mango Habanero Vodka that is so well balanced with mango and habanero flavors, that when it is combined with lime juice, simple syrup, egg white and bitters there is a perfect harmony.
"The Mango Habanero Vodka Sour has the right balance of sweetness, mango and habanero flavor. And the Cucumber Mint Vodka Sour is refreshing and you can taste the layers of mint cucumber and of course the vodka."
The Cocktail: The Secret Garden
Where to find it: Heritage Food + Drink, Wappingers Falls
Description: A refreshing punch to your palette with a careful blend of vodka, cucumber, basil, ginger, and lemon.
The Cocktail: Clocktower Martini
Where to find it: The Amsterdam, Rhinebeck
Description: A closely watched take on a cult classic cocktail. Using a fresh shot of Copper Horse Coffee Roaster’s Clocktower Espresso, they carefully create a balance of coffee aroma, taste, while expressing the importance of a craft spirit, Albany Distilling’s ALB Vodka.
“There’s always a guest that will have at least one of these a day. So why not make this the best Espresso Martini they’ve ever had?! Typically, when we put the first one down in front of the thirsty guest, it’s ignites a wild-fire of espresso bases libations. It turns our love of coffee and cocktail on its head as we keep up with the rush. Always keeping our team on their toes when we whip one of the classic creations up to Amsterdam Bar standards. This is not a typical Espresso Martini.“