Cocktails & Dreams: Sparkling Lavender Lemonade at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

July 10, 2015 Leigh Powell Hines

Arlington Ritz Lemonade

Can’t wait to visit Washington D.C.

I’ll be checking into the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia later this month as my family visits Washington D.C. for the first time. We’ll be in Arlington on the last day of our trip, and I already have afternoon tea on my agenda. I cannot wait to order this sparkling lemonade cocktail (can be made virgin) that is served in the Fyve Restaurant Lounge.  It’s made with fresh lavender, and is sure to be refreshing during humid, hot D.C. summers. Lucky for us, I already got the recipe to share!

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients:
1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 cup lavender simple syrup (recipe below)
1 cup sparkling water or champagne

Lavender Simple Syrup Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. fresh lavender buds
Directions to make the syrup:
Stir all ingredients together in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and refrigerate.

Directions to make the lemonade :
Prepare the simple syrup ahead of time. For the lemonade: stir all ingredients together until combined. Serve over ice.

Conveniently located for D.C. travel.

Now is the perfect time to visit Washington, D.C. The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City is a metro stop away from monuments and landmarks, and is just a few miles away from Arlington Cemetery. Weekend rates start at just $159 this summer. Be sure to follow @Hinessightblog on Instagram as I capture this beautiful hotel in person.  Also, my own children will be showing you D.C. travel from their perspective. You can find them at @Hinessightblogkids on Instagram.

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Photo credit: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Post by Leigh Hines

Leigh Hines, hotel and family travel expert | Skimbaco Lifestyle

“I live like a tourist in my hometown and my dream is to travel the world one luxury hotel at the time. If you love traveling as much as I do, subscribe to Skimbaco Travel, and never miss any travel content from our site.” Leigh Hines of Hines Sight Blog

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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