|By Marketwired .||
|June 17, 2014 12:21 PM EDT||
GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 -- When it comes to sweet summer treats, children shouldn't have all the fun. The Bench kitchen, bar and lakeside patio has transformed traditional shaved ice into cool cocktail creations for adults.
Mixologists at the Gaithersburg, Maryland, restaurant elevate refreshing frozen treats to an art, combining shaved ice, freshly squeezed juices and hand-blended recipes for a sunny taste with mature appeal that's perfect for sipping on the lakeside patio. People can bring their dogs along to chill out on the pet-friendly patio with complimentary plain shaved ice.
"Almost any cocktail can be suited to shaved ice. It's an easy way to turn up the wow factor and add a touch of nostalgia to outdoor get-togethers," says Nicole Watkins, senior food and beverage operations manager, The Bench.
Flavors such as Sangria, Tequila Sunrise and Mojito hit the spot during the summer season. To celebrate Independence Day, The Bench will offer a Red, White and Blue made with Deep Eddy Vodka, Pama Liqueur and Blue Curacao for $5 all day on July 4, 2014. Happy Hour food and drink specials are available from 5 to 7 p.m. daily. Yappy Hour is celebrated at the same time on the pet-friendly patio, where dogs enjoy complimentary chef-prepared biscuits.
Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, one of the centrally located hotels near RIO Center, introduced its signature restaurant in 2013. Thirteen high-definition televisions indoors and outdoors make it the perfect place to kick back and relax with a shaved ice cocktail. The spacious patio features stylish seating overlooking the walking trail, lake and swan boats at the RIO Washingtonian Center shopping and entertainment complex. Dine on The Bench's patio and listen to RIO's free live concerts from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer.
The Bench kitchen, bar and lakeside patio at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center hotel is located at 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard near Rte 355 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Quick breakfasts, business lunches, cocktails with friends, and romantic sunset dinners on the lakeside patio are all at home in the comfortable sophistication of The Bench.
For information and reservations for The Bench, call 301-590-0044, or visit www.TheBenchMaryland.com and www.opentable.com. For more information about Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, visit the Shady Grove hotel at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/waswg-gaithersburg-marriott-washingtonian-center/ or follow us online on Facebook and Twitter.
About Marriott Hotels
With more than 500 hotels and resorts in nearly 60 countries around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming the brand for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations including the Greatroom, Future of Meetings and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. To join the ongoing Marriott conversation, like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/Marriott) and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/Marriott, @Marriott).
Red, White and Blue Shaved Ice
Makes 1 serving
1 1/2 oz. Deep Eddy Vodka
1 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. Blue Curacao
Mix and pour over shaved ice.
Tequila Mojito Shaved Ice
Makes 4 servings
5-8 mint leaves
1 1/2 limes quartered
1 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. Patron Tequila
mint sprigs for garnish
Mix and pour over shaved ice.
Tequila Sunrise Shaved Ice
Makes 4 servings
2 oz. Patron Tequila
4 oz. fresh orange juice
1 oz. Grenadine syrup
Mix and pour over shaved ice.
Sangria Shaved Ice
Makes 8 servings
1/2 bottle St. Frances Merlot
1 oz. Cointreau
1/8 cup sugar
5 strawberries, halved
1/2 orange thinly sliced
1 lemon thinly sliced
1 lime thinly sliced
Mix and allow to marinate several hours or overnight. Pour over shaved ice.
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