Bottom’s up! Here are 11 great golf drinks from 11 high-end golf resorts

May 13, 2019
Blueberries a la Fred, National Tavern at Reynolds Lake Oconee

A good golf drink is like a good golf swing: smooth and balanced, with a memorable finish. If you’re looking for the latter, see a skilled instructor. If you’re trying to find the former, read the list below. It’s our menu of signature golf drinks at top-shelf golf resorts.

1. Citrus Gin & Tonic
Sand Valley Golf Resort, Nekoosa, WI

Sand Valley Resort

Ingredients:
Uncle Val’s gin
Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup
Club soda
Orange zest
Fresh lime juice
Rosemary

The gin and the tonic are artisanal, just like the golf courses. And the rosemary is grown in a garden on the grounds.

2. Minitas Mojito
Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo Resort

Ingredients:
Absolut Vodka
Cassis
Sugar
Prosecco Maschio
Mint
Strawberries

Teeth of the Dog is Casa de Campo’s signature course. Hair of the dog is what you’ll crave after a few too many of this signature drink.

3. The Prong Berry
Pronghorn Resort, Bend, OR

Pronghorn Resort

Ingredients:
Cascade Alchemy vodka
Blackberries
Rosemary
Cranberry juice

Oregon produces seven percent of the cranberries grown each year in the United States. Some of them are put to excellent use.

4. Prickly Pear Margarita
The Wigwam Resort, Litchfield, AZ

The Wigwam Resort

Ingredients:
Jose Cuervo Gold tequila
Cointreau
Lime juice
Prickly pear syrup

A virgin version of this drink can be made with lemonade.

5. Smoking Jacket
Inn at Bay Harbor, Bay Harbor, MI

Inn at Bay Harbor

Ingredients:
Montelobos mezcal
Knob Creek bourbon
Dolin and Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth
Bitters
Michigan cherry wood smoke

In mid-summer in Michigan, it stays light past 9 p.m. But feel free to order drinks well before then.

6. 5 Decades Caesar
Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia

Chateau Whistler

Ingredients:
Finlandia vodka
Thai chili/orange percolated gin
Balsamic reduction
Miso paste
Cherry tomatoes
Clamato juice
Burrow Owl Coruja
Basil leaves

An intoxicating medley of salty, sweet and spicy, it’s the moodiest riff on a Bloody Mary you can imagine.

7. Lemongrass Daiquiri
Golden Horseshoe, Colonial Williamsburg Resorts, Williamsburg, VA

Ingredients:
Plantation 3 Star rum
Lime juice
Lemongrass syrum
Egg white
Molasses bitters

8. Sweet Heat
Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, TX

Golden Horseshoe

Ingredients:
Dripping Springs vodka
Pineapple juice
Jalapeno
Mango
Lemon juice
Topo chico

The “sweet” comes from pineapple juice, and the ‘heat’ from a chile that gets jalapeño face.

9. The Roundabout
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, FL


Ingredients:
Woodford Reserve Bourbon whiskey
Sour mix
Egg white
Bitters

Served on the resort’s rooftop bar, this elegant cocktail takes its name with the Roundabout, Streamsong’s intersecting green complexes and practice holes.

10. Transfusion
Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC

Pinehurst Resort

Ingredients:
Vodka of choice
Grape juice
Lime
Over ice

As simple as it is refreshing, this cocktail is served from a vintage beverage cart called the Pinecone, on the property’s short course, the Cradle.

11. Blueberries a la Fred
National Tavern at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Ga.


Ingredients:
Blueberry-infused vodka
Blueberries
Lemon
Agave

Blueberries are reportedly a super-food, said to help prolong the life of anyone who eats them. Or drinks them.