This week’s Foodie and Cocktail Travel Guide shares Best Food and Best Drinks – Alabama. From fresh Farmhouse Hash to an amazing Breakfast Buffet, Alabama is a Foodie Lovers dream come true. And the cocktails! Let’s just say Alabama loves its Amaretto. Travel with me to Best Food and Best Drinks Alabama style!
Best Food – Alabama
First Alabama Foodie Stop is First Watch. First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, is located at 700 Montgomery Hwy #188 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. For more menu selections and cafe locations visit www.firstwatch.com or click here. Photos courtesy of First Watch.
1. Farmhouse Hash. Two cage free eggs and style atop fresh, seasoned potatoes, bacon, avocado, house roasted onions and tomatoes, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Served with whole grain artisan toast.
2. Avocado Toast. First Watch’s thick cut whole grain toast topped with fresh smashed avocado, EVOO, lemon and Maldon sea salt. Served with basted eggs.
3. French Toast. Floridian French Toast is thick cut brioche with wheat germ and powdered cinnamon sugar, covered with fresh banana, kiwi and seasonal berries.
Next Alabama Foodie Stop is Hazel’s Nook. Hazel’s Nook is located at 120 E Fort Morgan Rd in Gulf Shores, Alabama. For more menu selections visit www.hazelsnook.com or click here. Photos courtesy of Hazel’s Nook.
1. Eggs Benedict. Two poached eggs on an English muffin with ham and homemade Hollandaise sauce. Served with hash browns and fruit cup.
2. Breakfast Buffet. So many delicious choices. Hazel’s breakfast buffet has something for everyone. Showing scrambled eggs, bacon, grits and sausage patty.
3. Country Breakfast. Two extra large fresh eggs. Served with grits or hash browns, toast or Hazel’s biscuit and Smucker’s jelly.
Best Drinks – Alabama
Alabama has a cocktail style for everyone. Sipping cocktails, cocktails as shots, and tailgate party cocktails just to name a few.
1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces Southern Comfort, 2 ounces Amaretto, 2 ounces Sloe Gin and 1/2 ounce lemon juice. Cover and shaker until shaker becomes frost and most of the ice has melted.
2. Strain into cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wedge. This version is a sipping cocktail. Looking for the Alabama Slammer shot? Same amounts, same ingredients, just strain into 4 shot glasses. The shot version was a college favorite of mine, many years ago. Now days I stick with sipping cocktails!
3. Looking for some Alabama history to enjoy with your cocktail? Visit The Peerless Saloon located in the city of Anniston. The Peerless Saloon started serving cocktails in 1899. The saloon’s specialty now, as it was back then, is whiskey! To learn more about the saloon and to look at their amazing food menu visit www.thepeerlesssaloonandgrille.com or click here.
- Fill highball glass with ice. Add 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce light rum and 1 ounce Amaretto. Stir well.
- Add 1 ounce orange juice and 1 ounce pineapple juice. Stir to mix. Add orange garnish as desired.
- The Yellowhammer Cocktail is the tailgate party drink of choice for University of Alabama football games. Looking to attend a game? Looking to attend a tailgate party? Visit www.rolltide.com or click here for U of A event information.
B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Alabama
Thanks for joining for Best Food and Best Drinks – Alabama. The farm fresh ingredients found at First Watch made my heart and taste buds happy. Discovering the best cocktail for tailgate parties makes sitting outside in the cold that much warmer and more bearable! Roll Tide! Did your Alabama top places to eat and drink make my new favorites list? If not, please share in the comments.
Looking for more Best Food and Best Drink ideas? Or are you heading to an Ole Miss football game against University of Alabama? Read my Blog Post B Stands for Best Food and Best Drinks – Mississippi or click here. Mississippi is full of Best Food and Best Drinks. Enjoy!
Until Next Time,
Erin at Wonder Lesch