Hudson Valley, New York
a group of cherries on a tree

Where to find us this week

Thursday – Sunday
July 4, 5, 6. 7

Propsect Hill Orchards is open for Cherries for the 4th through the weekend.
Please check it out here on the Prospect Hill website.

a close up of a cherry tree
Cherry picking in the hudson valley

Pick Your Own Cherries!

If you have never picked your own cherries before. Run don’t walk to get here.

Prospect Hill Orchards

Coffee Confused Apple Brandy?

No. Coffee INFUSED Apple Brandy.

These small batch coffee and vanilla infused Apple Brandy cocktails are perfect as is over ice.

We teamed up with local coffee guru, Rob Popper of Rob’s Roast Coffees to create what we all think is the best darn coffee cocktail ever.

Find Rob’s Roast Coffees at our farm during pick your own and buy direct from Rob at the farm. Find out more here

Where are we located?

In the scenic Hudson Valley.

We are planning to have our tasting room open here on the farm later this year.

Our farm is Prospect Hill Orchards.
Over 200 years we have been growing fruit and vegetables and now we drinking the fruits of our labors – literally.

Find out more – what fruits are in season and when we are open to the public for pick your own, farm to table dinners. where to buy Rob’s Coffees and more.

Our Lemonade for our Lemon drop Cocktail

Nothing fancy really. But an important part of any Lemon Drop is the Lemonade. Our ratio is 1.5 / 1 / 1 .
1.5 Fresh Squeezed Lemon juice
1 Sugar
1 water.

5-6 Lemons makes about 1 cup to 1.5 cups of lemon juice
1.5 cups – Lemon juice – filter out the pulp

Simple Syrup
1 cup – Sugar
1 cup Water
Add both to pan on stove on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Let cool down.

Mix together with Lemon Juice and refrigerate.

Lemon drop Cocktail is 2 parts Lemonade to 1 part HVO. IYKYK. Enjoy.

Tradition meets New

Not your Grandfather’s
Apple Brandy.

The French call it Eau de Vie. Water of Life.
It is the purest form of spirits directly from apples.

HVO or Hudson Valley Eau is a unique spirit that makes traditional cocktails new and delicious.

Hudson Valley Eau

Versatile with an Apple Twist

Explore the unique charm of our un-aged apple brandy.   With a smooth, clean subtly fruity flavor profile – HVO captures the essence of apples while offering the versatility of tequila and rum.

The subtle fruitiness makes it a perfect choice for a wide array of cocktails, complementing both sweet and savory mixers.

With HVO Apple Brandy, you’re not just getting a new spirit; you’re getting a versatile, mixable, and utterly delicious addition to your liquor cabinet that stands proudly alongside the classics.

A Legacy in Every Bottle

What truly distinguishes HVO is the Clarke family heritage that imbues every bottle.

Rooted in the fertile soil of the Hudson Valley, our orchards have been family-owned and operated since 1817.

Each apple used in our brandy is carefully cultivated and harvested from trees we’ve nurtured for generations.

This hands-on, farm-to-bottle approach ensures that you’re not just enjoying a fine spirit; you’re savoring a piece of our family’s legacy, refined into a spirit that marries tradition with modern enjoyment.

The Poughloma

Dive into a delightful fusion of flavors with our Poughloma cocktail. We spell it the way our largest town, Poughkeepsie is spelled.

This creative twist on the classic Paloma brings together the smooth elegance of our apple brandy, HVO, and the zesty refreshment of a grapefruit soda or mixer. For us we prefer Q Grapefruit Spectacular mixer. With a splash of lime to balance the sweetness, the Poughloma is a vibrant and sophisticated drink that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 1.5 oz Clear Apple Brandy (HVO)
  • 4 oz Q Grapefruit Spectacular Mixer
  • A Splash of Fresh Lime Juice


  • Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour 1.5 oz of clear apple brandy (HVO) over the ice.
  • Add 4 oz of Q Grapefruit Spectacular mixer.
  • Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors.
  • Finish with a splash of fresh lime juice for that citrusy kick.
  • Garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel or a lime wedge, if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy your Poughloma cocktail!

This refreshing and innovative cocktail is a testament to your creativity and the quality of HVO apple brandy. It’s a delightful choice for those seeking a twist on the classic Paloma or anyone looking for a crisp and sophisticated drink. Cheers to your Poughloma creation!