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Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine, Lauris Vidal

Sing Out Loud Festival: Free Music in St. Augustine for the Month of September

4th Annual Sing Out Loud Festival The 4th annual kicks off September with a roster of 334 national, regional, and local artists performing in live concerts at various venues. The month-long free festival held on the four weekends from September 6th-29th features eclectic presentations of concerts by country music star Kacey Musgraves, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Jenny Lewis, Kurt Vile, Shovels & Rope, Son Volt and Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Growlers, Hot Water Music, Propagandhi and Subhumans, GZA, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Menzingers, and Dave Hause, Raye Zaragoza, and more. The full schedule is available at …

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September #EatUpJax

Chef is stepping on over to the to open a second restaurant in our area, Gilbert’s Social. We’re thrilled that we don’t have to go all the way out to Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen in for a taste of what he can do! Our contributor gave Gilbert’s Social a visit, . Last month, in the old O’Brothers space in , Five Points Tavern opened its doors. Expect lively bar-fare from their menu, with beer, wine, and signature cocktails. The long-awaited  is still undergoing construction. Word is they will be opening in 2017. “full-bodied, deep, and complex with notes of caramel, dark …

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Now for Something Really Cool: The Ice Plant

The Ice Plant 110 Riberia St, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 829-6553 iceplantbar.com It’s hard to believe that the gap between a good and bad cocktail has so much to do with the ice. This idea is the cornerstone of the in St. Augustine, a bar and restaurant that is housed in an actual ice plant that dates back to 1927. They carve their ice daily from blocks of slow-frozen filtered water so that their bartenders can make drinks colder and with the ideal amount of dilution. Great ice alone isn’t going to make a high-quality cocktail. First-rate ingredients, including …

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St. Augustine Distillery, New World Gin & Tonic

Our GIN Story – St. Augustine Distillery

Gin is meant to be mixed. Juniper and botanicals come to life in cocktails and add complexity.  This is why many cocktails call for gin. The simplest and most common gin cocktail is the GIN & TONIC, a cocktail with a RICH (literally) history.  Adding gin to tonic water originated in India in 1825. A concern for the health of British soldiers, colonial administrators, and families living in India required the British to consume rations of quinine in the form of Indian tonic water.  Quinine was used to fight the deadly disease malaria.  Of course, the British added gin to …

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The Florida Mule - St. Augustine Distillery Florida Cane Vodka by Joseph Mills

Local Cocktails: THE FLORIDA MULE

The is a Floridian twist on the classic Moscow Mule made with Co. Florida Cane Vodka. Ingredients: • 2 oz. St. Augustine Distillery Co. Florida Cane Vodka • 2 oz. Mule Mix* • Crushed Ice • Soda Water • Fresh Mint Directions: • Mix in Copper Mug with Crushed Ice • Top with Soda Water • Swizzle & Garnish with Fresh Mint *Mule Mix: • 4 Parts Lime Juice • 2 Parts Rich Simple Syrup • 1 Part Ginger Juice

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St. Augustine Distillery by Kevin McDonald

House Passes Bill That Will Help Florida Craft Distillers

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (May 7, 2015) – The Florida House voted overwhelmingly in late April to support the same bill, Florida House Bill 596, that the Senate passed on April 23 to give makers of spirits the ability to sell more of their products directly to customers. This is a huge victory for craft distillers around the State of Florida. “We have been working diligently, traveling back and forth from Tallahassee, to ensure that craft distillers are able to sell more product directly to customers,” said Philip McDaniel, co-founder and CEO of St. Augustine Distillery in St. Augustine, Fla. and …

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Sidecar: San Marco’s New Craft Cocktail Destination

is the latest craft cocktail bar to open in the Jacksonville core, in a convenient location along Hendricks Avenue in the San Marco area. It is in the same building as , which is a Neapolitan-style pizza place. It also happens to be right up the street from . All in all, this area is beginning to hop with nightlife possibilities. Sidecar is the literal dark side of the building it shares with V Pizza, with its half painted in a dark gray with a black awning and a small wooden sign. The space itself is surprisingly large, with a …

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