Seaside, Yacht Club, Riverfront... Which Suits You Best?

Seaside, Yacht Club, Riverfront... Which Suits You Best?


In my latest Girlfriendships blog I talk about my love of water. Yes, I am a water girl!  I’m not picky about what kind either. I’ll take a river, a lake, the ocean—even a pond—I just love seeing the sparkly reflection of light hitting me in the eye. There’s something about that sparkle that gives me energy. Yet, I live in Minnesota, and I see way too much frozen water for my taste. I prefer to be by the water when the temps are above 75℉.


One of my most favorite things is enjoying a meal while overlooking water. How about you? If you’re looking for some on-the-water-places to go with your girlfriends, here are three of my favorites:




A good friend of mine was inspired by my blog mentioning Grand View Lodge, and spent some time there last week. She had a grand time, and came home with this recipe for their signature drink, a Grand mojito. Give it a try!



Grand Mojito

Ingredients for 1 cocktail | Multiply by degree of thirst and divide by number of girlfriends!

  • 3 ounces mint simple syrup
  • 2 mint sprigs

Step 1

Muddle simple syrup and 2 mint sprigs in a cocktail shaker. 


Step 2

Add Bacardi Lime® Rum


Step 3

Fill the shaker with ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.


Step 4

Strain with strainer or pour over a slotted spoon into a tall Collins filled with ice. 



Give a splash of club soda and garnish with mint sprigs.


Step 5 



Photo credit: Ashley Belanger

Recipe credit source: On the Rocks at GrandView Lodge

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