My Craft Cocktail Experience in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach: 6 Must Try Drinks
Cocktails and the beach. The two go hand in hand.
Today I'm sharing my favorite craft cocktails in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and the incredible foods that go with them.
Mini's Maple Magic at The Royal Oyster
The Royal Oyster is a cozy spot serving up fresh, local oysters prepared every which way. I love their laid-back vibe and large wood deck that reminds me of a seaside shanty.
Mini's Maple Magic was my cocktail of choice here. It's a delicious blend of Maker's Mark, bourbon maple syrup, lemon, mint, and soda. Extremely tasty with just the right amount of sweetness.
Pairs well with: Oysters, of course. My favorite were the roasted chipotle bourbon and the parmesan. They offer a variety of oyster options, as well as, a creative menu of salads and entrees.
Ruby Sunrise at The Ruby Slipper Café
It's no secret how much I love The Ruby Slipper Café. I love their story, their food, and especially their cocktail motto: “You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning.”
The Ruby Sunrise is a mix of tequila, orange juice, and pomegranate juice, with a slice of lime and a half-salted rim. But that's not all I drank at 9 am at The Ruby Slipper Café. I also had a Berry Mimosa and an Irish Cream Coffee. You can't go wrong with any of their Big Easy Mimosas, Bloody Marys, or Morning Margaritas.
Pairs well with: You have to get a Benedict at The Ruby Slipper. They top their outstanding buttermilk biscuits with a variety of options that you'll find hard to choose between. So get the “Peacemaker” which allows you to mix and match any two Benedicts. And, their Pig Candy Bacon is to die for.
Mom-osa at GT's On the Bay
GT's On the Bay is a beautiful waterfront restaurant where you can enjoy fun cocktails, live music, good food, and amazing sunsets. It's also family-friendly with its giant sting-ray tank and outdoor playground.
I had the Mom-osa at GT's, because every mom deserves something a little extra. It's like a mimosa, fruity and bubbly, but with Smirnoff Passion Fruit Vodka for a bit of a kick.
Pairs well with: Go for the appetizers while you listen to music and watch the sunset. I enjoyed the Firecracker Shrimp, GT's Dip (peppers, corn, bacon & cheese), and fried pickles.
Favorite Spots to Order Craft Cocktails in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
Pair good eats with creative craft cocktails. We asked our fans where they order up their favorite cocktails in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We're sharing their top picks!