Savor the Sips

by Madison Brendle and Kris Beasley

Every bar or restaurant has at least one signature drink they’re known for, be it a fruit-filled martini or a bourbon concoction with a bite. Then, there are the seasonal items that are inspired by the flavors around us. Right now, area eateries are still inspired by summer icons, such as the watermelon and mango, despite its close drawing near. Of course, chocolate is always in season—as you’ll see with Flights’ beer beverage! So, we visited five local bars to get their take on what to sip right now.

Jack's Mango Juice

Jack’s Mango Juice

JACK’S MANGO JUICE
by: SHAGGER JACKS
8004 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
(910) 933-4103 • www.shaggerjacksoki.com

2 oz. Mount Gay Rum
5 oz. Mango juice
Splash fresh lime juice

Pour Mount Gay Rum and mango juice in a glass with ice; squeeze a fresh lime into the cocktail.

Southern Watermelon Martini

Southern Watermelon Martini

SOUTHERN WATERMELON MARTINI
by: THE PHARMACY
110 E. Moore St., Southport
(910) 457-5577
Creator: Kelly Menna

1 bottle Absolut Vodka
1 watermelon
Fresh mint leaves

1. Ball a fresh watermelon and soak the melon balls in Absolut Vodka (enough to cover the melon balls).
2. Take some watermelon chunks and puree in blender. Strain the pulp with a small metal stainer.
3. In a martini shaker with ice, add 1 and 1/2 ounces out of the Absolut Vodka that the melon balls were soaking in. Add two ounces of the strained watermelon puree.
4. Shake and pour into a chilled martini glass.
5. Take some watermelon juice and whisk until it is frothy. Top the martini with the juice froth.
6. Take three of the melon balls out of the Absolut Vodka and place on a toothpick in between fresh mint leaves for garnish.

Chocolate-covered Banana Bread Bomb

Chocolate-covered Banana Bread Bomb

CHOCOLATE-COVERED BANANA BREAD BOMB
by: FLIGHTS
1513-9 N. Howe St., Southport
(910) 363-1202
Creator: Flights customer

Equal parts Youngs Double Chocolate Stout and Wells Banana Bread Beer

1. Combine in a draft glass.
2. Enjoy!

Southport Slinger

Southport Slinger

SOUTHPORT SLINGER
by: BELLA CUCINA
5177 Southport-Supply Rd., Southport
(910) 454-4540
www.belladiningnc.com
Creator: Jared ‘J-Rod’ McAndrews

1.5 oz. Absolut mandarin vodka
1.5 oz. Grand Marnier
Splash of sour mix
Splash of sprite

1. Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
2. Garnish with a cherry and orange

Flying Fish Punch

Flying Fish Punch



FLYING FISH PUNCH

by: FLYING FISH CAFE
705 Ocean Dr., Oak Island
(910) 278-5504
www.theflyingfishcafe.com
Creator: Chace Johnson

1 oz. Cherry juice
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1 oz. Orange juice
0.5 oz. Chateau Monet Framboise Liqueur
0.5 oz. Mount Gay Rum
0.5 oz. Barcardi Rum
0.5 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
0.5 oz. Parrot Bay Rum

1. Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a wine glass over ice.
2. Garnish with a cherry and lime.

One Response to Savor the Sips

  1. Ashley Park says:

    Don’t forget about the specialty martini’s at Mr. P’s, like the Southport Sidecar and the Scarletini. They are delicious!

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