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10 Winter Cocktails to Sip this Season in Dutchess

Date Published: January 24, 2022

After you’ve taken a drive through Dutchess County's frosty landscape, stop in for a taste of one of these ten delicious cocktails specially made to be enjoyed during the winter season! Whether you enjoy a classic cocktail, or are looking to try a new concoction, find a beverage that suits your taste below. 

Buck Mulligan 

Irish Rye, fine Calvados, brown butter, lemon, cinnamon, Cynar

After strolling the charming streets of Rhinebeck, warm up with this delicious drink. Nothing says a cozy, rich winter cocktail quite like brown butter and cinnamon.

Get it at Bia in Rhinebeck

Photo of Conquito at Cafe Con Leche, Wappingers Falls


Puerto Rican beverage made with coconut rum and spices

Traditionally only served during Christmas time, this vibrant Wappingers eatery is serving up Coquito all year long! The sweet coconut and perfect balance of spices make this cocktail one that you'll keep thinking about long after you leave.

Get it at Café Con Leche in Wappingers Falls


Stolichnaya vanilla vodka, Baileys, amaretto, cinnamon-sugar rim

A cookie in a glass? Yes please! You'll love this nostalgic dessert turned adult beverage. And who can say no to anything with a cinnamon-sugar rim?

Get it at Eleven 11 in Fishkill

Smoked Maple Manhattan

House infused Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

A modern take on an old classic, the smokey maple flavor is sure to warm you up during these chilly months.

Get it at Farmers and Chefs in Poughkeepsie

Photo of Happy Valley Arcade Bar seasonal drinks signage, Beacon

Winter Sangria

Cabernet Sauvignon, cinnamon simple syrup, Fireball, lemon, oranges, rosemary, pear, cranberries, nutmeg

Not only will you love the seasonal concoctions Happy Valley is serving up, it's the perfect indoor spot for bringing out the kid in you! 

Get it at Happy Valley Arcade Bar in Beacon

Haldi Swizzle

Apple, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, coconut milk, honey, genever

This tumeric and ginger infused tea punch is the perfect blend of warm, seasonal flavors. Cozy up inside one of Pawling's most beloved restaurants.

Get it at McKinney and Doyle in Pawling

Photo of Mexico Snow at Mill House Brewing Co.

Mexico Snow

Silver Tequila, coconut, lime, Dry Curaçao, rosemary

You can have both winter and summer with this popular Mill House cocktail. Looks like snow, tastes like the beach with ingredients like coconut and lime!

Get it at Mill House Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie

Photo of Spiced Hot Chocolate at Shadows on the Hudson

Spiced Hot Chocolate

Jim Beam, Captain Morgan, cocoa powder, Hershey's chocolate, whipped cream

Ask anyone what the most popular winter beverage is, and they'll most likely say hot chocolate. Spike it with a little Jim Beam and Captain Morgan and enjoy with gorgeous winter Hudson River views!

Get it at Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie

Photo of Troutbeck in Amenia

Sugar & Spice

Mulled Wine syrup, Cognac, meyer lemon, Nonino

Whether you're staying the night for a relaxing winter getaway, or just enjoying the restaurant, Troutbeck is a dreamy destination to cuddle up with a good book and a cocktail.

Get it at Troutbeck in Amenia

Pure Imagination

Dark rum, coconut crème, coffee liqueur, crème de cacao, mole bitters, mint, sgaved chocolate

Sip on dessert in a glass with Wonderbar's sweet and minty cocktail. The most delicious end to any winter evening.

Get it at Wonderbar in Beacon

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