Hudson Valley, New York
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


  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 1.5 oz of clear apple brandy (HVO) over the ice.
  3. Add 4 oz of Q Grapefruit Spectacular mixer.
  4. Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavors.
  5. Finish with a splash of fresh lime juice for that citrusy kick.
  6. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel or a lime wedge, if desired.
  7. 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!

Pop-Up tasting room

We will have a tasting room in the orchard at our Prospect Hill Orchards – Homestead location – on Clarks Lane in Milton.

Join us for food, fun and libations.