Close enough to the District but just far enough for a little relaxation, Alexandria serves as the perfect destination to travel to during Pride Month. This June, indulge in vibrant cocktails and tasty treats, all while benefiting several LGBTQ organizations including NOVA Pride, AGLA, The Trevor Project and Safe Space Nova. Here’s how Alexandria is contributing to the celebration this June.
Six Restaurants from Alexandria Restaurant Partners feature Pride Cocktail
Throughout the duration of the Capital Pride Celebration in DC, six local restaurants will offer a specialty cocktail to show off their pride. For every cocktail sold, $1 will be donated to local nonprofit NOVA Pride. Participating restaurants include The Majestic, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill, Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap and Palette 22. // Locations vary; $12
“Ariadne” Cocktail at Vermillion
For one month only, Vermillion is stirring up a limited-edition Pride Month cocktail, comprised of blood orange moonshine, raspberry syrup, lemon, mint and ginger beer to top it off. The drink is as tasty as it is colorful. // Vermillion: 1120 King St., Alexandria; $12
“Pride & Spirits” at The Study
Throughout June, the skilled mixologists at Morrison House’s new concept, The Study, will be concocting a colorful creation specifically for Pride Month. Plus, $1 of every specialty libation purchased will be donated to local nonprofit NOVA Pride. // The Study: 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria; $14
“Baked This Way” Cupcake and Pride Yo-Yo’s at Buzz Bakeshop
Buzz Bakeshop’s rainbow-frosted “Baked This Way” cupcakes are back again this year with even more color and flavor than ever before. In addition, the bakery is debuting Pride Yo-Yo’s, which consist of rainbow swirl-filled chocolate cake, covered in chocolate icing and adorned with rainbow sprinkles and edible glitter. // Buzz Bakeshop: 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria; prices vary
Rainbow Baked Alaska at Brabo Brasserie
Chef Sebastien Rondier of Brabo Brasserie is taking his talents to new heights this month by creating a delicious baked Alaska with rainbow meringue in celebration of Pride Month. For every specialty dessert ordered, the French bistro will donate $1 to The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to youth in the LGBTQ community. // Brabo Brasserie: 1600 King St., Alexandria; $13
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