Craft Cocktail Trail
When toes in the sand and a drink in your hand are calling your name, it’s time to check out the Eat Your Way Around the Beach Craft Cocktail Trail. From locally sourced ingredients to a heaping helping of mixologist creativity, you’ll find a concoction that calls your name in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants and beach dives. Don’t forget to check out the Fan Favorites Craft Cocktail directory, too!
The flavors are almost like breakfast in a glass. Put in an order for the Brandy Milk Punch at Ruby Slipper
in Orange Beach. This delish morning drink is a mixture of brandy, milk, cream, vanilla, simple syrup and nutmeg.
A trip to the beach might just be made complete once you sip a bushwacker. This locally famous frozen drink can be made several ways, but King Neptune’s Seafood Restaurant
serves it up with a mixture of locally made Matt’s Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and a secret blend of rums and liqueurs. Whether you try it with your meal or as a dessert, your taste buds will thank you.
While you’re funnin’ and sunnin’ in the Alabama Gulf Coast’s subtropical climate, you may as well sip on a tropical cocktail. Gilbey’s Seafood & Steak
in Orange Beach has the perfect umbrella drink to prime your appetite for dinner. Ask the bartender for a Gulf Storm, a colorful cocktail made with spiced rum, coconut cream, blue curacao, pineapple juice and a splash of club soda.
Kickstart Day Two’s Craft Cocktail Trail at Brick & Spoon
in Orange Beach, where the bloody marys have their own menu and order form. Choose between 13 different vodkas and 36 herbs, veggies, meats and cheeses. Yes, meats and cheeses! When you can add smoked sausage, feta cheese and even a tasso deviled egg, the combinations may add up to breakfast in a glass!
What pairs perfectly with The Gulf
Burger from the Beach Burger Trail
? How about The Gulf’s Blackberry Mojito? It’s a light and refreshing cocktail with muddled fresh blackberries, a little sugar and lime juice, mint and rum. It’s the perfect accompaniment to long summer days.
We’re taking a small detour on the Craft Cocktail Trail and introducing you to craft beers at Big Beach Brewing Company
. Big Beach officially opened in 2016 and offers a laidback vibe and friendly atmosphere. Chat with locals who stroll into the open-air establishment after work to shoot the breeze and get the inside scoop on island life. Order a flight and pick your favorite, or ask for a pint of Small Town Brown Ale, a caramel brown brew with a nutty sweetness and notes of toffee and chocolate.
Have a seat by the Intracoastal Waterway at LuLu’s
in Gulf Shores and ask the server for the Jet Ski Killer, but hold on to your seat. Some say this on-the-rocks cocktail will sneak up on you! It’s concocted with Margaritaville Spiced Rum, Margaritaville Coconut Rum, blue curacao, banana puree and pina colada mix.
Put the finishing touches on the Craft Cocktail Trail at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina
. Prime your appetite with The One Percent, made with Mountain Gay rum, Canton ginger liqueur, soda and lemon in a glass rimmed in smoked coconut. If you’re looking for a little sparkle to your cocktail, try the Through the Porthole. Served in a tall wine glass with St. Germain, vodka, pear syrup, lemon and Ornella Malone Prosecco, this cocktail is light and refreshing.