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.
1½ oz Clear Mountain Gin
Splash of fresh lime juice
4 oz premium ginger beer
Shake and pour into a glass with premium ginger beer.
Garnish with lime.
3 parts Orange County Distillery Gin
1 part mint syrup
Sparkling blood-orange juice.
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.
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.