In case you haven't heard, the Straight Up New York Festival is going on this weekend. Tomorrow, to be specific! From noon until 5PM, you'll have the opportunity to meet and sample the spirits of 23 different local distilleries, and it all goes down at Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery.

We've been lucky enough to be joined at the radio station by a few of the people who are going to be there, and not only did they bring phenomenal vodka, gin, bourbon, and more, but they showed us how to make some delicious cocktails with them, too. There's something to be said for not only having a great spirit, but knowing how to mix it and make a cocktail that brings out the flavors and character of the beverage.

The fine folks at Orange County Distillery stopped by to show us a couple of the cocktails that they've concocted, the OCD and the Courkat:

For more details on the event and to get your hands on tickets (you'll definitely want to), check out this article by Brandi here.