Anna Maria Island Drinks to Aid in Relaxation

Here is a list of Anna Maria Island drinks to get you relaxed island style! When you are thinking of an Anna Maria Island beach vacation what complements the tropical breezes better than a delicious tropical drink!  There are so many to choose from, but these are by far myMojito on Anna Maria Island favorites.  They will complement any palate, occasion or any meal for that matter.  I have listed them below with their recipe that anyone can master!  Also there are a few places to purchase your favorite liquors right here on the island… Hurricane Liquors or Walgreens Liquor Store.  I hope this makes all of your stays on Anna Maria Island a little more relaxing…

Mojito:

You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda
  • lime slice for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add lime juice, sugar and eight mint leaves to a cocktail shaker. Use the end of a wooden spoon or cocktail muddler to bash (or muddle) the mint into the lime juice and sugar. This releases oils from the mint and helps the sugar dissolve into the lime juice.
  2. Add rum, stir well then pour into a glass filled with ice, leaving about an inch of room then top with club soda. Garnish with extra mint leaves and a lime slice.

La Paloma:

You will need:

  • 2 ounces blanco or repesado tequila
  • 6 ounces fresh Jarritos Grapefruit soda (if you can’t find Jarritos don’t make this drink)
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Salt for rimming (optional)

Directions:

  1. Rim a glass with salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and add the tequila and lime juice.
  3. Top it off with grapefruit soda.

 

Strawberry Daiquiri:

You will need:

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec orange liquor
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup ice
  • 5-10 strawberries (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender.

Dark & Stormy:

You will need:

  • 2 ounces Gosling’s Black Seal rum
  • 3 ounces Barrit’s Ginger Beer
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Directions:

  1. Pour the ingredients in a glass one at a time filled with ice cubes.
  2. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Margarita:

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec(Cointreau is recommended)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Salt or sugar to rim the glass (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well
  3. If desired, salt the rim of a chilled glass.
  4. Pour contents, with ice, into the glass.
  5. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Lobstahs Restaurant – Holmes Beach Anna Maria Island

Holmes Beach Restaurant - LobstahsLocated in the heart of Holmes Beach and centered on beautiful Anna Maria Island, LOBSTAHS features great seafood, Lobster, steak, chicken, pasta and other specialties which some have an Italian flavor. LOBSTAHS also serves cocktails along with great service amid an Island comfortable and family atmosphere.

LOBSTAHS is a “destination restaurant”. Their extensive menus feature over 60 fresh and tantalizing items for all taste buds plus our Kids Lil Lobstahs menu. Don’t forget our Daily specials too.

All of our seafood and meats are the highest quality and fresh. You can see their lobsters in our 8 foot long cold water lobster tank!

 

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The Firkin and Fox Pub In Bradenton (Closed)

Firkin & Fox Pub In Bradenton Florida
Firkin & Fox Pub In Bradenton Florida

Sorry, Firkin and Fox pub has been CLOSED.  If you are looking for a family friendly English Pub then don’t any further than The Firkin and Fox Pub located about 15 minutes from Anna Maria Island. With a wonderful relaxed atmosphere, great food, good service and no smoking this is one Pub you have to try!

To see this place from the outside it looks small, but once you are inside there is nothing but room to relax and enjoy with your family!  The staff is very friendly, and loved my daughter the first time we went there for dinner.  The next time we were there we got the same server, and she remembered my daughter’s name.  I can tell you that that was the height of the evening – she was thrilled!

The food was so good that even my three year old picky eater cleaned her plate.  They have a very traditional Irish/American menu with everything from chicken wings to fish and chips.  You have to try their Bangers, Beans and Mash or the Knife & Fork “Chicago Style” hotdog!  Never fear they have lighter fare as well.  Maybe you’d prefer a baby spinach salad or Quesadillas?  They have both on their very large menu!

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There is something for everyone at this pub.   They have billiards, darts and a game room if you are looking for something to do while watching the game or to entertain the kids. There is also a private party room for any special occasion. Sometimes during the winter season they will have family friendly karaoke, and even the occasional contest for monetary prizes!  You have to add Firkin & Fox to your places to go! You will not be disappointed.

Firkin & Fox Pub
2505 Manatee Ave East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Phone: (941) 748-7694

Hours:
Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Hurricane Hanks Pub and Grub On Anna Maria Island

Everyone needs to eat and when you are in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island you must stop at Hurricane Hanks Pub & Grub for lunch or dinner.  Hurricane Hanks is in the S & S Plaza located at the intersection of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.  This island style pub has it all, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and a full liquor bar, with bartenders who know their drink recipes.

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