Margaritaville is not just a song. It was in 1977, but this is 2018. We've turned lyrics into actions, dreams into reality. You can now waste away at Margaritaville restaurants all over the country or make a Buffett-approved cocktail at home from the just-released Margaritaville cookbook. Don a printed tee and a baseball hat while doing so, and you practically are Jimmy.
Margaritaville: The Cookbook, $23, amazon.com
But we should have known those ingenious Parrotheads weren't done creating odes to the singer. In the great words of Noah Calhoun: It wasn't over. It still isn't over. So, enter two new . They're setting sail from the Margaritaville at Lanier Islands resort in Buford, GA, every weekend this summer at 5p.m. — because, when else?
On Saturdays, you can hop aboard The LandShark for a three-hour sunset sail. An $80 ticket gets you a sampling of all eight specialty margaritas on the menu. They're made with Margaritaville brand Dark Rum, Gold Tequila, and Classic Margarita Mix. If a marg isn't your style, (1) why are you here?, and (2) you're in luck. serves beer and other spirits. There will also be a full nacho bar, barbecue sliders, and peel-and-eat shrimp.
Margaritaville Margarita Mix, $7; totalwine.com
Sundays offer something a little more refined. The Margaritaville boat will host three-hour wine cruises. Guests can join for $70 and will be treated to a wine tasting and appetizer pairings. The whole thing will have you wanting to sign up for Margaritaville's St. Somewhere Wine Club — which you'll learn all about on the cruise.
The first takes off this Saturday, on Cinco De Mayo, but through the end of October.
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