Don’t feed the seagulls

Don’t feed the seagulls

Already regretting that wish you made for colder weather during the smoldering 90 degree days last summer? If you’re craving the hazy days of late August and weekend trips to the beach, then the Lazy Parrot Grill in Pantops Shopping Center has the remedy.

Their tropical retreats come in glasses, though: They’ve dreamed up a range of fruity beverages that will make you think you are on the beaches of St. Tropez—or at least the Outer Banks. But don’t get any ideas from the names of the specialty drinks, which are “not names you’ll find anywhere else,” says owner Kevin Kirby. Seagulls don’t really like rum.

Seasick Seagull
(Specialty Drink)
16 oz. hurricane glass
    filled with ice
1 oz. of your favorite vodka
1/2 oz. Parrot Bay
    Coconut Rum
1/2 oz. Whalers
    Banana Rum

Add ingredients and fill hurricane glass with equal parts orange juice and pineapple juice. Float Grenadine on top and garnish with your favorite fruit.

Club Lazy
(Specialty Shooter)
1 oz. Parrot Bay
    Pineapple Rum
1/2 oz. triple sec
2 oz. sour mix
splash of club soda

Shake well and strain into a 5 oz. shooter glass.

Lost Cherry Isle
(Specialty Margarita)
1 1/2 oz. Corazon
    Silver Tequila
1/2 oz. Cherry Pucker
sour mix
light splash of orange juice

Salt the margarita glass. Shake well and pour. Garnish with lime.