This Labor Day weekend, after you’ve soaked in the sun and surf along the Emerald Coast, why not gather friends and family around for a special meal of freshly caught gulf shrimp and yummy, handmade cocktails with a Florida flavor?
The Palms of Destin has the perfect recipes to make your evening in, surrounded by the comforts and intimacy of our beautiful units overlooking our coastal paradise, one that your crew will be talking about for years!
First things first. When you get back from our gorgeous beaches, you’re going to be thirsty. We love our grapefruit margaritas, the perfect mix of tart and sweet, the ideal refreshment for the final, hot summer days. A twist on the classic, our recipe uses Florida citrus to revamp this treat.
- 1 quart ruby red grapefruit juice
- 10 fresh mint leaves , torn in 1/2
- 2 shots orange liqueur
- 8 shots tequila
Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir to combine. Pour over ice and serve.
Next, satisfy your family’s cravings for fresh, gulf seafood with this easy to master preparation that is a snap to fix and a snap to clean up. After all, no one wants to spend more time than they have to on vacation… unless it’s to get seconds. Follow our recipe for our famed Gulf Coast Lowcountry Boil, featuring lots of delicious, fresh gulf shrimp.
- Crab boil, 2 teaspoons per quart of water
- 12 red new potatoes
- 6 (4-inch) smoked sausage link sausage
- 6 ears corn
- 3 pounds fresh shrimp, unpeeled
Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Add the crab boil and bring to a boil. Adjust the crab boil to suit your taste. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Add corn and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for no more than 3 minutes.
Drain and serve with warm bread and lots of real butter, a crisp salad and peach cobbler for dessert.
After dinner, the Palms of Destin, in the beautiful coastal paradise of its namesake, is in the perfect spot to enjoy all the unbelievable family fun nearby.
Offering 1-3 bedroom suites, each including 2 full bathrooms, our rentals are designed to be your tropical oasis featuring fine furnishings, comfortable beds dressed in fresh linens, spacious bathrooms, and private balconies overlooking sweeping views of our coastal landscape and the charming village of Destin. High speed internet, large flat screen televisions with movies, fully equipped kitchens, and washer/dryer complete your rooms amenities.
Our state of the art fitness center is ideal for shedding your cares as well as some weight and our guests will revel in the refreshing sensation of taking a dip in our zero entry or enormous heated pools, surrounded by lush palms and fragrant blooms. Of course, miles of white sand beaches and all the area attractions the Emerald Coast offers, like sport fishing, golf, shopping and more, is just moments away.