James Moseley, better known around the South and especially the 30A community as “Mo”, was born in Louisiana and cut his teeth on the fine dining restaurant scene, with years spent in Huntsville and Montgomery. He eventually made a permanent move to South Walton in the 90’s, and has been with Bud & Alley’s  Waterfront Dining in Seaside, Florida for over 15 years.

Mo has become legendary with the restaurants slogan, “Good Food, Good People, Good Times”, and provides not only exceptional service and high quality drinks in an incredible setting, but leaves many patrons with an experience to remember for years to come.

Mo says, “I enjoy all the wonderful aspects of what 30A has to offer and play way to much golf, tennis, and love to fish. I’m just living the dream.”

Mo’s signature drink that he created for the 30A Throwdown is called  “A Day at the Beach.” Enjoy this specialty cocktail on the rooftop deck as the sun dips below the horizon, or create this fun cocktail at home while dreaming of a return to Bud & Alley’s.


A Day at the Beach

By: Mo Mosley, Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Dining

Serving for one


2 oz. Premium Blanco Tequila

½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

½ oz. Rich Simple Syrup (see below for desired sweetness)


Simple Syrup: 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water ratio. In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.

Rich Simple Syrup: 2 cups sugar to 1 cup water.

Combine ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake to chill, strain into rocks glass with crushed ice and garnish with lime wedge.


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