For some, the annual return of The Honda Classic to PGA National Resort & Spa means watching some of the world’s top golfers at the top of their game. For others, it’s all about the party at The Bear Trap. When the crowds become tiresome, retreat to these six nearby restaurants, all of which feature golf-themed libations to continue the celebration. A portion from the sale of each specialty drink will go to the Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc., which supports local nonprofits.
Score at the The Cooper by ordering the Pin High, a combination of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, black cherry soda, and housemade syrup poured over an impressive golf-shaped ice cube. A golf tee holds the Luxardo cherry garnish. Complete the picture with favorites from the kitchen like chorizo and manchego stuffed dates, General Tso’s cauliflower, and Korean pork ribs.
This Asian establishment pays homage to one of the greats, Arnold Palmer, with its Palmer Punch, a combination of the classic iced tea and lemonade with either rum, vodka, or gin. Take your pick and toast to the late legend while noshing on bites such as spicy rock shrimp, unique specialty rolls, noodles, and stir fry.
In life, there are no mulligans—but there is a Cran Mulligan Mule at Prosecco Café. After ordering this refreshing mixture of infused vodka, spicy ginger beer, cranberry juice, lime juice, muddled cranberries and mint leaves served in an icy copper mug, you’ll want to enjoy it all over again. Order the next round with the Gruyère arancini or mushroom and eggplant tower.
For those who can never get enough time on the green, the emerald hue of the 19th Hole cocktail at Spoto’s Oyster Bar, a concoction of Don Julio Añejo Tequila, Cointreau, and sour mix with a salted rim, is sure to satisfy. Follow up this tipple with a selection of seafood including, of course, many oyster varieties and preparations such as shooters and a to-die-for oysters Rockefeller.
Since scotch is the unofficial beverage of golf, Vic & Angelo’s is offering special pricing on Macallan single malt whiskies, like the 12-year for $14, the 15-year for $18, and the 18-year for $28. For another perfect pairing, opt for the premium Angus strip steak, or the 24-hour brined Berkshire pork chop.