By Gabriele Walkow
With endless days of sunshine, warm turquoise waters and soft sandy beaches, the Emerald Coast is an unsurpassed summer destination for Allegiant travelers. Of course, with the soaring temperatures visitors will need to quench their thirst, and the frosty cocktails served at these popular restaurants promise to cool you off in no time. Cheers!
Dedicated to food, fun and friends, Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar & Grill has two unique locations, one in Destin and the other in Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island. At the Fudpucker’s in Destin, enjoy a cold drink outside on the deck that overlooks Gator Beach (home to 100 live alligators). While at Fudpucker’s in Fort Walton Beach, ice-cold beverages beckon in a colorful, casual waterfront setting overlooking Fud’s Bayside Marina. Both places offer a fantastic frozen drinks menu, including the Fudpuckerita. This signature frozen margarita features frozen lime juice infused with mango, strawberry and passion fruit. fudpucker.com
Harry T’s sits in the heart of beautiful Destin Harbor at picturesque HarborWalk Village. Named in honor of the famous trapeze artist Harrison Baben, Harry T’s offers a playful circus-themed ambience with breathtaking views. Cool off with the Bushwacker, discovered by Harry T while living in the Panhandle. This delightful concoction is made with ice cream, Kahlua and dark rum. Or try the Purple Dragon with peach schnapps, vodka, Blue Curacao, cranberry juice, a splash of sprite and sour mix. Perennial favorites such as pina coladas, strawberry daiquiris and Miami Vice cocktails will also quench your thirst. harryts.com
LUCY BUFFETT’S LULU’S
With a special waterfront ambience, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s offers a great family environment with fabulous food, live music, a beach for the kids and more, including an enticing adult beverage menu. The Jet Ski Killer, made with Margaritaville Spiced Rum, Margaritaville Coconut Rum, Blue Curacao, banana puree and pina colada mix, will definitely sneak up on you! Or sample Lulu’s World Famous Bushwacker, a special blend of vanilla ice cream, coffee liqueur and Margaritaville Coconut Rum. Lulu’s also has its own beer—the Crazy Sista Honey Ale. lulubuffett.com/destin
Ready to sip away in Destin? Book your trip at www.allegiant.com today!