The Top 10 Drinks at The Wharf
Raise ‘em High! The Top 10 Drinks at The Wharf
Why wait for 5 o’clock to enjoy a swig or swill of an adult bevy? After all, it’s almost summertime and there are ample reasons to kick back and relax with a cold one in hand. (Not that you ever need an excuse to play!)
The Wharf is the paramount destination for all of your drinking desires. We became one of the very first official Entertainment Districts in Alabama approximately 8 years ago, and it has been a win-win situation all around!
Having trouble deciding what libation to choose? We can help in that department. Our restaurants and bars are slinging an array of both classic and craft cocktails for every taste bud. Here is a peek at the top ordered drink at every spot.
Prickly Pear Margarita at YoHo Rum & Taco
A slight spin on the traditional Margarita, this potent drink is sweet to the eye as well as the mouth. It is a light tequila-based concoction with an added splash of fresh lemon and prickly pear liqueur for some oomph, this fruity masterpiece will surely quench those dry buds after a day on the saltwater.
Mango-Strawberry Mojito at YoHo Rum & Taco
If you’ve ever been to YoHo Rum & Taco, you know that the mojito is a must-try! A renaissance drink, the fruity mojito is a foolproof solo order, compliment to any meal, or even your liquid dessert. They say you eat with your eyes first — same with this drink. The glass is brimming with layers of white rum, fresh mint, fruit, lime, and garnished with mint leaves. Do not be deceived by the ingredients (some left out for mystery), this mixture is not heavy or cloyingly saccharine. It has the punch of a mango strawberry sorbet, but the crispness of a conventional sweet and minty mojito.
Original Bushwacker at The Sandshaker
This drink is scrumptious! Packed with Kahlua and dark rum sweetened by crème de cacao and cream of coconut. You will be transported straight to the white sandy beaches with this one. You can choose to add the 151 Bacardi floater to the top to top off this ultimate drink.
The Frisky Mermaid at The Sandshaker
Sitting on the beach, with your toes in the sand and just relaxing to waves. Who would have thought you could bottle that feeling? Well, the geniuses behind the bar at The Sandshaker managed to tackle that feat with flamboyance! This beverage is reminiscent of an adult blue punch. Stacked with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Red Bull Coconut, and Blue Curacao for that killer blue tint, this elixir will undoubtedly take you back to the beach, no sand required.
Cooper’s Cup at Ginny Lane Bar and Grill
If you prefer a richer spirit, this is the jam! Oakey Cooper’s Craft Bourbon, a touch of ginger ale and fresh lime juice combined make for a flawless yet simple fusion. There are soft undertones of vanilla and spice, but nothing that overwhelms the smoothness. Mule fans will flock to this crisp tonic. Plus, you can’t beat a special serving mug, right?
Rod’s Reel Cream Ale at Pour Smart Bar
Local, smooth and delicious! If you are a local beer fan then this is the perfect beer for you, brewed just right up the road. This cream ale is light, smooth and amazing! Just grab all your pals and head on over to Pour to give it a try! They have 39 beers on tap. Whhaatt!
Southern Pecan at Pour Smart Bar
Pouring on tap at the new electronic bar, this beautiful creamy ale is one of the only fresh-brewed ales with roasted pecans on the island! And, instead of a dense, coffee-colored shade, the bubbles let up to reveal a golden beer. You’ve got to try it!
Honey Bubble at Villaggio Grille
A sought-after champagne mélange, and not just for brunch. A flute is doubled with Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, based out of Mississippi, and a divine raspberry puree champagne. Honey-tinged bubbles slide up the sides of this vibrant pink cocktail, tempting you to refill as often as possible.
Villaggio Bellini at Villaggio Grille
Presented in a classic martini glass, the Bellini is a striking jumble of prosecco, fresh seasonal berries, and Elizabeth Vodka, distilled in Opelika, Alabama. Trade in your usual dirty martini for this exquisite creature. You will not be disappointed by the pleasantly sharp pop!
OBAttitude at Island Time Daiquiri Bar
When in town, grab a daiquiri. I mean, it’s in the name of the establishment! By far the most ordered frozen delight is the Orange Beach Attitude. In juxtaposition to the white cup, it is as fiery orange as the sun. It’s cold, cold, cold and favors the taste of those iconic dreamsicle pops everyone loved as a child. The Island brew is blended with vodka, Everclear, and an orange-flavored creation. Be aware of brain freeze as you dive in!
So, come out this Spring Break and check out all that The Wharf’s restaurants and bars have to offer. And while you’re here, you might as well stay awhile and add to the fun. Just don’t forget to use a plastic cup — drink responsibly!
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