A1A Cocktail Trail serves up tourism with a twist


Eight restaurants and bars located along a stretch of State Road A1A from Atlantic Beach to St. Augustine have joined forces to launch the A1A Cocktail Trail.

At each location, patrons can enjoy original cocktails featuring fresh Florida orange or grapefruit juice and spirits from the St. Augustine Distillery. The A1A Cocktail Trail program was developed by the Florida Department of Citrus, St. Augustine Distillery and the St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.

“We are excited about putting Florida on the map as a state that is creating some of the freshest cocktails by combining locally made spirits from Florida agriculture with the world’s finest citrus utilizing our long history of agriculture and sustainable production practices,” said Philip McDaniel, co-founder and CEO of St. Augustine Distillery. “Together, with the Florida Department of Citrus and St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, we are proud to promote the spirt of Florida.”

Participating bars and restaurants include North Beach Fish Camp in Neptune Beach; Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill in Atlantic Beach; Hoptinger in Jacksonville Beach; Cap’s On the Water and The Reef in Vilano Beach; and Odd Birds, The Floridian and A1A Ale Works in downtown St. Augustine.

A1A Cocktail Trail passports are available at Florida Welcome Centers and participating bars and restaurants. Participants who have a passport stamped at all eight locations can redeem it for a free collectible A1A Cocktail Trail t-shirt and branded wooden coaster set.

More information about the program is available at www.a1acocktailtrail.com.