The Gulf’s most iconic frozen cocktail, the Bushwacker, was first blended at The Sandshaker in Pensacola Beach, Florida, in 1975. With ingredients that include ice cream, coffee liqueur, and eighty-proof rum, it’s a dangerously delicious treat. Today, you’ll find other beach bars shaking things up along the Gulf. Island Time in Bradenton Beach, Florida, is famed for its banana daiquiri made with a frozen banana, rum, and a splash of lime juice. At Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar in Sarasota, Florida, the lengthy menu of frozen libations includes the Kryptonite: a frozen electric lemonade concoction topped with grain alcohol. And in Orange Beach, Alabama, Island Time Daiquiris serves thirsty customers the Orange Beach Attitude: Everclear, whipped-cream vodka, and orange flavoring. It’s kind of like an orange cream ice pop—with a serious kick.
Wacky Daiquiris of the Gulf
Leave the blending to the pros