3 Vodka-Based Cocktails to Make for Valentine’s Day in the Hudson Valley

Having trouble with those three little words? This trio of vodka-based cocktails speaks for itself

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These colorful Valentine’s Day cocktails use vodka and bright, interesting ingredients for fun, themed drinks in the Hudson Valley.

Whether your Valentine’s Day plans include hosting a Galentine’s soirée with the ladies or enjoying a quiet night in with that special someone, you’ll certainly make an impression by serving one of these cocktails, courtesy of our friends at Ketel One. (These all pair well with Hudson Valley chocolate, of course.)

Creme de cassis topped with chocolate shavings makes for a sweet and rich Ketel One cocktail
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Love and Forever


1 oz Ketel Oranje vodka
½ oz Crème de Cassis
1 oz cream
¼ oz simple syrup
Raspberries (for garnish)
Chocolate (for grating/shaving)

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Combine all ingredients.

Shake over ice, then strain into a martini glass.

Garnish with a raspberry and chocolate shavings.

Ketel one Rose
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Rose Garden


1½ oz Ketel One vodka
½ oz Pom juice
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
Soda water
Rose water
Mint leaves (for garnish)

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Combine all ingredients (except for rose water and mint) in a shaker.

Shake, then strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass.

Top with soda water and garnish with a mint leaf and rose water.

Ketel one and champagne make for a great combination in a romantic-themed cocktail
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Kiss Of Love


1 oz Ketel Citroen
½ oz Lillet Rosé
¼ oz fresh lemon juice
¼ oz simple syrup
Sparkling wine
Strawberry (for garnish)

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Combine all ingredients (except for the sparkling wine) in a shaker.

Shake with ice, then strain into a Champagne flute.

Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a strawberry.

Related: Make This Rosy Red Wine Cocktail for Valentine’s Day

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