I have never been a bartender but lately, it looks like a really fun job. Maybe not on a crazy bar night but when it comes to making signature cocktails it seems like you can be a bit of a mad scientist.

It seems like creativity in cocktails has reached new heights. I am constantly amazed by the various drinks I see being made at Hudson Valley bars. The amount of locally made spirits has really taken making cocktails to a new level.

Where to Find a Good Bloody Mary Near Kingston New York

If I was to design my own specialty cocktail I would be tossed on whether it should be vodka or tequila but one thing I know is it would have a fall theme. One of the best margaritas I ever tasted was made with apple cider.

Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar - Ultimate Bloody Mary via Facebook
Ole Savannah Southern Table and Bar - Ultimate Bloody Mary via Facebook

Over the weekend I saw a cocktail that actually looked like it could walk to your table from the bar. Lately, many drinks have come with lots of shall we say edible accessories. The Olde Savannah Southern Table in Kingston, New York creates a Bloody Mary that is the perfect example. It has crab legs, a lobster tail, and a grilled cheese sandwich on top.

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Is it a meal or is it a drink I am not sure but apparently it is on the Sunday menu. It truly is a Bloody Mary ready for some football. Other places are also serving up some drinks that can hold up during sports or even after a long day. Jar'd in New Paltz has its signature Espresso Martini decorated with the bar logo.

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Cold Weather Cocktails of the Hudson Valley

This is just a sample of some of the hearty cocktails served up at some of your favorite Hudson Valley bars and restaurant this time of year. As we discover more we will add them to the list.

The Forsyth House in Kingston New York

In the heart of the historic Kingston New York's Rondout Waterfront District, The Forsyth House at 85 Abeel Street is referred to as an urban compound with deep roots in the area's rich history. Built in 1851 and then completely re-imagined in 2016 this award-winning home boosts the fact that it was a saloon and oyster bar. It eventually became a ship chandlers' shop, then a two-family home. 85 Abeel Street now is a stunning Boutique B&B in Kingston, New York. This is a chance to buy New York history preserved and updated.

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