The Art of the Beverage: Beautiful Coffee, Juice & Cocktails in South Walton
When you’re on the go in South Walton, it’s important to stay hydrated — which is why there is no shortage of coffee, juice and cocktail spots among our 16 unique beach neighborhoods. Looking to sip on something extra special? We’ve listed some of the best-looking beverages in our beach neighborhoods below.
Coffee & Tea: Jumpstart your day with a caffeinated creation from the talented baristas at Alys Beach’s Fonville Press, an elegant coffee shop and wine bar with perfectly foamed, artistically swirled cappuccinos and lattes.
Another great spot for a quick coffee or tea stop: Amavida Coffee, which has locations in Seaside and Rosemary Beach. This Perfect in South Walton award-winning company’s gorgeous drinks taste as good as they look. Try a pu-erh tea, which is a special fermented tea “puck” that slowly dissolves when it’s placed in hot water, gradually coloring the water.
Juice: Juice up at Blue Mountain’s For the Health of It organic grocery store, which is stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. Create your own nutritious concoction or opt for one of their signature juices. Go green with The Capo juice, which is full of spinach, parsley, kale, beet, carrot, celery and cucumber.
Another hot spot for cold juice: Freshii, located in Inlet Beach’s 30Avenue. This health-conscious eatery focuses on providing fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go by serving up fresh salads, wraps, soups, smoothies and juices. Opt for the Red Power juice, which has a brilliant magenta color thanks to its base of vitamin-packed beets.
If you’re in the Seaside area, stop by Raw & Juicy for a healthy drink. One popular choice is the Spicy Rabbit juice, which has a bright orange color thanks to its nutritious foundation of organic carrots. Get the story behind each sip by reading our interview with Raw & Juicy founder, Jenifer Kuntz.
Cocktails: Toast to a beautiful vacation with one of South Walton’s Perfect in South Walton cocktails. Café Thirty-A’s martinis stand tall and elegant in their delicate glasses, with seasonal garnishes that add a pop of color.
Another eye-catching cocktail comes from Stinky’s Fish Camp, a place known for its fresh seafood and gourmet Bloody Marys. In addition to the Bloody Mary recipe basics like vodka, tomato juice and olives, Stinky’s adds extras like pickled okra, green beans, lemon, Old Bay seasoning and shrimp to each drink.