Drink recipes for your Summer Hangs at The Dalton

Summertime is upon us and we couldn’t be any more excited. From days spent lounging by our resort-style rooftop pool to soaking up the sun on our sun deck, there’s not much we love more than the Summer season. What makes unwinding even better? Having a delicious, Summer-inspired cocktail in hand. Here are just a few recipes we think will be the perfect addition to your Summer here at The Dalton.

Tequila-Watermelon Aguas Frescas with Prosecco

This delicious cocktail is practically the perfect addition to any Summer shindig you happen to throw here at The Dalton. It’s easy to make just enough for you and yourself, and simple enough to prepare a whole bunch for a plethora of people. It features Watermelon (the Summeriest of fruits) plus Prosecco… need we say more? Whatever kind of plans you have for your Summer relaxation, make sure this mix is a part of it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 chilled seedless watermelon (15 pounds), rind discarded and watermelon cubed (20 cups)
  • 3/4 cup tequila blanco
  • 6 limes, thinly sliced
  • 3 mint sprigs, plus mint leaves for garnish
  • Ice
  • 1 bottle chilled Prosecco

Click here for the full recipe.

Ginger-Peach Soda

Another Summer-worthy sip to prep in your kitchen at The Dalton is this Ginger-Peach Soda. It’s both refreshing and, thanks to the possibility of a splash of rum, indulgent. This recipe is ideal for parties full of both adults & little ones, because it’s easy to make non-alcoholic and oh so delicious no matter how you enjoy it. Grab some ripe peaches and some pretty glasses for this one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 very ripe peaches
  • 2 liter Seltzer
  • 16 fresh mint leaves

Click here for the full recipe.

Pineapple Mint Agua Fresca

Last but not least, a non-alcoholic beverage for those looking to sip on something a little lighter. Not only is this concoction a crowd pleaser for any age, but it’s extremely simple to make. With just 3 ingredients required, you can whip this one up in no time, and on the fly for a last minute get-together. Plus, serving it directly in a pineapple is just an easy way to make it both tasty and fun.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups pineapple chunks
  • 3 cups water
  • 25 mint leaves

Click here for the full recipe.

A Look Into Our Dalton Neighborhood

Spring weather has arrived, and that means we’re beginning to head out into our Alexandria surroundings to explore. Luckily, living at The Dalton places you in the center of some of the area’s best dining, entertainment & recreation options to enjoy. Need a helping hand when it comes to deciding where to go? Here are a few of our favorites local go-tos around our community that are guaranteed to become your new favorites as well.

Monterey’s Pizza

Already a highly regarded local gem of ours, Monterey’s Pizza just made our pizza cravings even easier to satisfy. They’ve established a location just steps from our door at The Dalton, so we can head over whenever we please. We can’t get enough of their cheesy breadsticks, and their Hawaiian Pizza glazed with olive oil is to die for. If you’re not a pineapple-on-pizza type of person, they’ve got a ton of other delicious pies to choose from. Is it dinner time yet?

Founder’s Park

If there’s one thing that Alexandria is good at, it’s providing stunning, spacious outdoor spots to spend time in. One of our area’s most well-known ones is Founder’s Park, which is just a 20-minute stroll from The Dalton. Not only is the park planted along the gorgeous Potomac River, but it’s right in Old Town Alexandria as well. The space is perfect for taking a riverfront stroll with friends, walking your pup, letting them roam free in the dog park, picnics and more. Plus, their gardens are an ideal spot for a photo op. We’ll see you there under the sun.

Old Town Alexandria

Perhaps the most unbeatable hot spot near our home, Old Town Alexandria embodies everything that we love about our home. With countless different experiences to choose from, you’ll never have a boring day when visiting. Take a spin on the The Capital Wheel, stroll through the blooming cherry blossom trees, or visit one of the many historical museums and landmarks. After working up an appetite, head to one of the many killer restaurants, such as The Majestic, Brabo or Bilbo Baggins Restaurant. After that, you can end the evening with some drinks or even a ghost tour, once the sun goes down. If none of that catches your attention, there’s various places to shop at as well. What’ll it be?