It’s about time to say goodbye to the chilly weather we’ve had all winter. Jacksonville locals are ready for sunny beach days, long bike rides and strong cocktails. If we’re speaking your language, the North Beach Fish Camp crew is here with our favorite spring sippers. Whether you fancy tequila or whiskey, there’s something for everyone on this list of seasonal cocktails.
This is one for those fancy luncheons or cocktails with the girls (or guys!) The French 75 is a staple on many respectable restaurant menus all around the United States (and presumably France.) It strikes the perfect balance between sweet, sour and strong.
2 oz. Gin or Vodka
1 tsp. Sugar
Juice of ½ a lemon
5 oz. Champagne or Prosecco
Shake the first three ingredients in a chilled cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass of ice, then strain again into a Champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and a twist of lemon peel.
Classic Gimlet (with a North Beach Twist)
The recipe we’re sharing today is a bit different than what we mix up over at the Fish Camp. Want to hear a secret? The Cucumber Basil Gimlet our bartenders make is the best on the planet. This one’s a close second.
2 oz. Gin
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp. Agave nectar or simple syrup
Splash of soda water
Add the first three ingredients into a chilled cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a glass and top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Yet another example of a great cocktail recipe that North Beach takes to a whole new level. You’re going to love this one, but you’d be remiss to not try our in-house Beachside Mule.
2 oz. Ginger Beer
1 oz. Orange Liqueur
1.5 oz. Vodka
Juice of ½ a lime
Juice of ½ a grapefruit
Squeeze the fresh citrus into a copper mule glass. Add ice and first three ingredients. Stir to mix and garnish with citrus slices.
Kick Off the Spring Season at North Beach Fish Camp
There’s no better place to spend a warm afternoon and evening than the Beaches Town Center. Grab some cocktails and a meal at North Beach, pop into some local boutiques then take a long walk along the beach. Curious about our seasonal food and drinks? Take a look at our menu then make your reservation.