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      Day 1 Cocktails: Coffee & Whiskey

      I’ve done infusions with white spirits and tea before. But coffee? It just never occurred to me. It’s a totally genius way to toast to the New Year, especially with good-luck black-eyed peas.

      Finger Lakes Distilling: White Pike Whiskey

      The mash bill of this young whiskey (its aging is all of 18 minutes) combines local corn, spelt, and malted wheat, and it’s meant to be a receptacle of a spirit – for whiskey lovers who don’t dig vodka, it’s the equivalent of a base-spirit blank canvas. It’s soft, fruity, and creamy in your mouth, with just a little bit of sweetness that lingers subtly on your tongue from the corn.

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      RECIPE: Local Berry Rosado Cocktail

      Hot days like today call for cold drinks. Check out this recipe for an all local cocktail called the Local Berry Rosado, which is served at Nick and Toni’s in Manhattan and features vodka from Finger Lakes Distilling–one of New York state’s first small-batch spirits startups.