Celebrating National Vodka Day in the Hudson Valley
Here's how to celebrate National Vodka Day.
Well for those who know me well, I'm no stranger to vodka. A matter of fact, vodka, in addition to gin has been my primary liquor of choice when I'm out at the local watering hole or at the rock show. I like many different kinds of vodka drinks, primarily vodka and club soda, but I've been know to to do vodka, club, and a splash of either cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, even Monster Energy drink. If i'm not in the mood for juice, a vodka and 7 Up or Sprite works for me.
The official National Vodka Day website describes the day as a chance to toast the many flavors and recipes that makes Vodka the world's favorite spirit. While the occasion is celebrated on Oct. 4, the site says "we have not found the origin of why, but it works for us."
Where Will I Be Celebrating National Vodka Day?
For me, being a City of Poughkeepsie guy, my place is The Derby. 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 it's my go-to place to hang for a good time and to knock back some cocktails. They've even added a VIP Room to the establishment last year. You'll find me here usually, on the weekend, and with it being National Vodka Day, likely tonight as well.
Enjoy National Vodka Day, but drink responsibly!
12 New York-Distilled Vodkas
Gallery Credit: Will Phillips