Go-to Spots for Amazing Cocktails Near The Dalton

When it comes to choosing the right place to live, the proximity to local hotspots is important to keep in mind. From coffee shops to grocery spots, it can be daunting picking the perfect hub. One of our main requirements is being located near some killer places to grab a cocktail, because sipping on something spiked can make any day a little bit better. Here are a few of our favorite local gems and one of their cocktails that help make the choice to live at The Dalton even more amazing.

The People’s Drug

One of our neighborhood favorites and a location we have to start with is The People’s Drug. Not only is their speakeasy ambiance one that keeps us coming back for more, but so is there cocktail list, of course. Whether you’re choosing from their classic cocktail menu or picking on from their list of seasonal concoctions, you’re sure to find your new favorite drink. It’s hard to narrow it down to our  go-to, but if we have to choose…we’d definitely go with the People’s Signature Old Fashioned. We promise, it’s a fan favorite for a reason. The ingredients list includes a few delicious additions, but bourbon mixed with orange bitters? Can’t go wrong. However, we’re also absolutely loving the seasonal Pistachio Mustachio’s mix of Bluecoat Gin infused with Cardamom, lemon juice and more. What’ll you get?

PX

Another speakeasy style spot near us, and equally delicious, is PX. Not only does their reservation requirement make things mysterious, but their limit of only 25 people at a time does as well. When we visit, we absolutely have to order the The Ichabad Crane. Why? Well, it’s ingredient list of Calvados, Benedictine, house made pecan bitters, and toasted cinnamon syrup make it taste exactly like an apple pie. Need we say more? If you’re looking for something a little more classic, we suggest trying the Smoker’s Delight. It’s a mixture of bourbon, tobacco tea, honey syrup & lemon. Yum.

Captain Gregory’s 

Last, but certainly least, is Captain Gregory’s. This local gem is nautical themed, making it not only an amazingly tasty place, but a fun place, too. They offer a rotating menu of 15 cocktails every month, as well as Experimental Sundays, where an additional 3-4 drinks that each bartender created are added to the menu. Did we also mention they have something called Tiki Thursdays, where they feature 3-4 classic tiki drinks. Out of all of their amazing sips, one of our favorites is definitely their classic, old guard Hearty Breakfast cocktail of bacon fat rye, maple syrup, salt and black pepper. Cheers.

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.