The heat and humidity of summer, while excruciating at times, beg to be drowned out, and if not by way of a torrential downpour or severe thunderstorm, then with tasty cocktails made with interesting, enticing ingredients. Â Our Punch Partner the Park Hyatt Washington invites you to beat the heat indoors (or out on the patio, should you dare) with seven seasonal cocktails and seven classic libations as well as two local beers.Â As we like to say at the Punch: Quench your thirst ….
Newcomers on the handcrafted cocktail list include the Royal Mint, Grey Goose Vodka, champagne, lime juice, simple syrup and mint leaves; the Sangritiny, Salentine Malbec, Cointreau, Chambord, and pineapple juice and Before Thyming, Prairie Vodka, St. Germain, champagne float, lime and pear juice. Back by popular demand are the Kentuckian Rooibos, Makerâ€™s Mark, house-made rooibos-infused dry vermouth, ginger beer and eureka lemon; Pamelaâ€™s Punch (yes! We have our own cocktail!), Beefeater Gin, Benedictine, lime juice, pomegranate juice, pineapple juice and grenadine; Grapefruit Gimlet, house-made grapefruit-infused vodka, lime juice and agave nectar; and the Spritz Milano, Aperol, Prosecco, and an orange wheel.
For those seeking a traditional favorite, Park Hyatt Washington is also offering a variety of classics. New additions are the Lynchburg Lemonade, Jack Danielâ€™s, Triple Sec, lemon juice, simple syrup and Sprite; Caipirinha, Cachaca, lime and brown sugar on crushed ice; and the Old Fashioned Collins, Buffalo Trace, Luxardo, Cointreau and simple syrup. Further crowd pleasers that provide cool refreshment include the Classic Sazerac, Copper Foxâ€™s Rye Whiskey, Peychaudâ€™s bitters and raw sugar; the Mint Julep, Buffalo Trace, raw sugar, and wild mint; Pimmâ€™s Cup, Pimmâ€™s No.1 Cup, Cointreau, lime juice, ginger ale, simple syrup, cucumber and fresh mint leaves; and the Margarita, Hornitos Silver, agave nectar, lime juice and salt. Additionally, three seasonal, local beers will be available this spring including Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat; Flying Dog Woody Creek; and Samuel Adamsâ€™ Summer Ale. The new summer cocktails are each priced at $14, and beer is priced at $8.
The Park Hyatt Washington is located at 24th & M Streets, NW.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.