Three Unique Ways to Make Tastier Gin and Tonics

These three elixirs go beyond the classic gin and tonic cocktail

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These three elixirs go beyond the classic cocktail and use Hudson Valley ingredients in creative and colorful ways for better beverages.

Whip up one of these three elixirs the next time you make a gin and tonic. Trust us — you won’t regret it. Featuring locally distilled gins, these delightfully refreshing libations are even better with Hudson Valley ingredients.

Hudson Foghorn


1½ oz Clear Mountain Gin
Splash of fresh lime juice
4 oz premium ginger beer

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Shake and pour into a glass with premium ginger beer.

Garnish with lime.

Not By the Hair of My Ginny, Gin, Gin


3 parts Orange County Distillery Gin
1 part mint syrup
Sparkling blood-orange juice.

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Shake and pour gin and syrup into an 8- or 10-ounce glass filled with ice.

Top with tonic water and sparkling blood-orange juice.

Add sprig of mint.

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Berry Valley Tonic


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2 oz Half Moon Orchard Gin
1 Tbsp local berry jam
4 oz Q tonic
Fresh mint leaves
Fresh lime (cut into wheel)


Put Half Moon and jam in shaker with ice and shake until all jam is mixed, then strain over fresh ice in Collins glass.

Top with tonic.

Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel.

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