The dog days of summer are best spent enjoying some tantalizing treats—add a little alcohol and they get even more fun. Here are sis great ideas for boozy summer eats in the D.C. area.
With three locations around the D.C. metro area, Ice Cream Jubilee is home to a popular banana bourbon caramel flavor. The ice cream is made with pureed ripe bananas mixed with Jim Beam Bourbon, spices and a caramel ribbon. The mix of spicy and sweet is the perfect tasty transition to fall. Ballston Quarter Market, The Yards near Nationals Park and U Street area
This decadent cocktail is made with bourbon, cherries, vanilla bean, coconut syrup, chocolate bitters and cream. The drink is featured on Quadrant Bar and Lounge’s travel-themed menu that features beverages from around the world. The over 90-page menu tells the story of cocktail creators that helped shape today’s mixology world. 1150 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-835-0500
DNV, the rooftop at the Donovan Hotel on 14th Street, offers some boozy brunch delights. Their “Booze in a Stick” includes two choices, a Hibiscus Mai Tai popsicle or a Spiced Piña Colada popsicle—both are perfect for sipping poolside at the hotel’s luxurious rooftop pool. Brunch is offered 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. 1155 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-737-1200
Located directly behind the 930 Club, the hip Satellite Room serves boozy milkshakes with clever names. The Charlie Brown is a great nostalgic choice with an adult twist (think Coco Puffs meets Amaretto with chocolate ice cream and a touch of peanut butter). Satellite Room also serves pizza, small bites, sandwiches and ice cream. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday. 2047 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-506-2496
This cozy Spanish spot on 14th Street makes slushitos that change constantly (sometimes as soon as weekly), but most new flavors arrive seasonally. Their latest concoctions are a Sherry Colada (pictured above) with Amontillado, coconut milk, pineapple and lime and another with strawberries, red wine, Capitoline bitters and Espelette. The drinks pair well with Estadio’s cured meats or Iberico de Bellota ham. 1520 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
The refreshing sorbetto is a great end to your evening meal. Sold at almost all Dolcezza locations, it’s a zesty dessert and the vodka adds a bit of a fun twist. Dolcezza currently has nine locations around the area, including at the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market and at the Hirshhorn Museum. Various locations around the area