Sip of Summer: An OBX Cocktail Guide

Settle into your summer vacation with one of our favorite crisp cocktail recipes! Whether you’re at home, or you’re relaxing on an Outer Banks beach, these cocktail recipes are sure to transport you right to the vacation mindset. These treats can be enjoyed in the adults-only happy hour or a family-friendly picnic!


Outer Banks Bellini


Get into the celebratory mindset with a refreshing Outer Banks Bellini! A light, summer cocktail that is sure to cool you off as the weather heats up!OBX Bellini

  • 1 tbsp. of your favorite fruit sorbet
  • Champagne to fill the glass


Corolla Crush


Relaxing by the beach can take it out of you! In the serene Corolla environment, relax with a crisp Corolla Crush by the beach.
Corolla Crush  

  • 1 oz plain vodka
  • 1 ½ tablespoons triple sec
  • 1 oz seltzer water
  • ⅓ cup of grapefruit juice

Duck & StormyDuck

One of the best parts of a Duck summer vacation is the electric storms that pass through! Light up your night with a sultry Duck and Stormy while you watch the boomers roll by.
Duck and Stormy cocktail

  • 2 ounces Kill Devil Gold Rum from Outer Banks Distilling
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • Lime wedge to garnish

Kitty Hawk Kondition

A cool spice to finish off your Kitty Hawk day. Sip on a Kitty Hawk Kondition to melt away those sun-burn blues and enjoy the ending to another beautiful Outer Banks beach day!
Kitty Hawk Kondition cocktail 

  • 1 oz. tequila Blanco
  • ¼ cup limeade
  • ¼ cup seltzer water
  • Lime wedge for garnish

KDH Kamikaze


The hustle and bustle of Kill Devil Hills deserve an electric feel. This KDH Kamikaze is sure to jolt your taste buds into a vacation mindset!
KDH Kamikaze cocktail.

  • 1 ½ oz. plain vodka
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Seltzer water to fill
  • Lime wedge and mint for garnish

Nags Head Naval

Nags Head

Refreshing and sweet, just like the Nags Head community. Get your daily dose of vitamin C with a sunset Nags Head Naval!
Nags Head Naval cocktail

  • 1½ oz. orange vodka
  • 1½ oz. orange juice
  • Topped with champagne

Southern Shores Sea Breeze

Southern Shores

Where worlds collide, right at the meeting of hustle and bustle, and cool and collected, is Southern Shores! Similarly, grab a Southern Shores Sea Breeze to taste the refreshing sweet and sour flavor.
Southern Shores Sea Breeze cocktail

  • 1 ½ oz. plain vodka
  • 3 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 ½ oz. grapefruit juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Twiddy Tornado


Last, but certainly not least, the Twiddy Tornado is simple and sweet. A mix of flavorful southern lemonade delivered with a special sweetness of blue curacao, a Twiddy Tornado is the perfect refresher after a long day in the sun!
Twiddy Tornado cocktail

  • 1 oz. plain vodka
  • 1 oz. blue curacao
  • Top off with lemonade
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Can’t decide which cocktail to mix-up?

Take our “Which Outer Banks Town Are You?” quiz! Whether you’re past, current, or future Outer Banks guests, these cocktails are sure to transport you right back! Please drink and enjoy responsibly!

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