6 Places in the Hudson Valley to Get a Good Whiskey Sour
Whiskey Sour anyone?
I once was a regular whiskey drinker. I'd drink my Jack Daniels straight out the bottle at times and would order a whiskey sour from time to time while out at the bars. I eventually switched to vodka, and pretty much put whiskey behind me, other than the occasional whiskey sour still from time to time.
Someone recently said to me that anyone who likes whiskey doesn't put the sour mix in it. 😮 Well, if that's the case then I guess I don't like whiskey LOL but these days, that's the only way I like my whiskey quite honestly. And I've known quite a few people in my life that do enjoy a good whiskey sour. We've got a list of 5 spots in the Hudson Valley where you can get a good whiskey sour.
National Whiskey Sour Day is celebrated in August each year, and you can get info on the special day and how to celebrate courtesy of the National Day Calendar here.
6 Hudson Valley Spots to Visit for a Good Whiskey Sour
Old Drovers Inn
Old Drovers Inn first opened its doors in 1750. Located at 196 East Duncan Rd, in Dover Plains, NY, the Inn offers delicious cocktails and a classic bill of fare. Stop in and get yourself a good whiskey sour. We're told one of their bartenders was voted the best bartender in the Hudson Valley.
Savona's Trattoria & Bar
Savona's Trattoria has three locations, 1 Collegeview Ave in Poughkeepsie, 11 Broadway in Kingston, and 7249 S Broadway in Red Hook, NY. Savona's offers authentic Italian cuisine and a bar that will serve you a good whiskey sour. We're told they make a proper whiskey sour with a dash of egg white.
The Derby Bar & Restaurant
The Derby is the oldest active restaurant and bar in Poughkeepsie, NY dating back to the 1930s, located at 96 Main St. The Derby serves new American cuisine and you'll also find a great bar where you can get yourself a good whiskey sour.
The Hopewell Inn
The Hopewell Inn made our list of Top Hudson Valley Dive Bars back in July. The Hopewell Inn located at 488 NY-376 in Hopewell Junction, NY is the oldest bar in Dutchess County dating back to the 1800s with a popular outdoor beach and tiki bar in the summertime. It's also a place to get yourself a good whiskey sour.
Kozel's Restaurant in Ghent, NY has been a place where friends and family meet to eat, drink and celebrate. And that drinking includes a good whiskey sour.
Stockade Tavern in uptown Kingston, NY at 313 Fair St was chosen by Esquire Magazine's "Best Bars in America" in 2014. They've been specializing in craft cocktails since 2009, and we're told they make a good whiskey sour. In fact, one online review from Tripadviser stated, "The Hudson Valley is lucky to have Stockade. My wife had a whiskey sour that was the finest example of the cocktail that either of us have tasted."