Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful King & Prince Beach Resort located on Georgia’s St. Simons Island as part of a media visit. And the goal of my visit was to get the skinny on any and everything Lushworthy at the resort and it turned out to be quite the easy feat. From the frozen cocktails served at the oh so inviting pool area to local liquors used in the cocktails at the resorts King’s Tavern restaurant you’d be hard pressed not to get your cocktail fix at the King & Prince.
Fun (And Cocktails) In The Sun
I can honestly only think of about eight things that are better than enjoying a frozen cocktail by the beach. The King & Prince recently underwent a pricey renovation to their pool area and from the looks of it it was well worth it. The pool area features two pools and a number of beach chairs and plenty of room to lay out and get your sip on. The part of the pool area which I fell in love with was directly in front of the pools and just above the beach area. You get an amazing view of the ocean and I even saw a few dolphins! Now on to the cocktails.
The poolside menu at The King & Prince features frozen cocktails, wine cocktails, specialty cocktails, house wine, sparkling wines, and beer. Now specialty and wine cocktails are great and all, but when I’m relaxing poolside the frozen cocktails are all I have on my mind. And The King & Prince serves just about all of your poolside classics including Mudslides, pina coladas, and daiquiris. They also serve several more unique frozen cocktails which include the “Georgia Peach Tea” and “Creamsicle.” Oh, and there’s also a nice little menu of snacks to choose from as well.
Shaken, Not Stirred
The thing about The King & Prince that I thought was really cool was the fact that while you’re chilling by the pool area you’ve got your pina coladas and daiquiris and what not, but when it comes to their cocktail selection at their King’s Tavern restaurant they really turn up the sophistication with cocktails like the “Moscow Mule” and “The French 75.” I actually had the opportunity to take part in a really nice cocktail tasting and food pairing at King’s Tavern with Vinny D’Agostino, the food and beverage director at The King & Prince. I’ll be writing about that experience in a separate post.
The King & Prince Goes Local
Another cool thing about the resort is that they use a number of local products even when it comes to their liquor and wine selections. I received a tasty, complimentary bottle of Frogtown Chardonnay, which is based out of North Georgia, upon checking in. And a number of the cocktails served at King’s Tavern are made using liquors (including the Southern corn whiskey pictured above) from 13th Colony which is a distillery located in Americus, Georgia. It’s definitely a great look seeing such a noted resort supporting local companies.