3 great places to get a bushwacker in Gulf Shores
The bushwacker, a famous cocktail concoction made of rum, coffee and chocolate liqueurs with vanilla ice cream, is about as famous as the soft, sugar-white beaches in Gulf Shores and surrounding beaches. Whether you're in Florida or Alabama, these beverages are served up and sipped down by anyone relaxing on the coast who has a taste for a cold, delicious, creamy treat with a bit of a kick. You can find this cocktail at many restaurants along the coast, but below are three popular spots:
You might already be visiting Tacky Jack's during your stay on the Gulf Coast. Whether you are staying in Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores or Perdido Key, this is one of the most popular venues, known for its breakfast of shrimp and cheese grits and of course, bushwackers. At Tacky Jack's - located in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan - the drink is made with ice cream, Kahlua, rum, coconut rum and 151. Locals and visitors alike agree it's one of the best in the area.
With a restaurant and lounge whose previous owner penned a memoir called Bushwacked at the Flora-Bama, you can be sure the creamy cocktail is top notch. The Flora-Bama, one of the most famous establishments along the Alabama and Florida coast - and, in fact, located right on the state line - won't release its top-secret recipe for this iconic drink, but AL.com reports it's milk-based and has five types of liquor added to it.
LuLu's at Homeport Marina
This irresistible Gulf Shores establishment is as well known for its celebrity owner as it is for its fantastic bushwackers. Lucy Buffett, sister of trop-rock singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, owns this seaside restaurant that happens to serve up some of the best bushwackers in town. Hers contain coffee liqueur, creme de cacao chocolate liqueur, dark rum, half and half, vanilla ice cream, crushed ice and chocolate syrup. Patrons who want a stronger drink can opt for some additional dark rum, and each is topped off with a maraschino cherry.
So make a date with your sweetheart to head to the Gulf Coast. You'll even have your pick of more than 200 cozy 1-bedroom condos on or near the beach, from tight-budget basics to luxury accommodations.
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