Zach Ramsey, Bartender at Odd Birds Bar Social Media Handle @zachramsey
How did springtime in St. Augustine inspire this cocktail?
Spring in St. Augustine draws crowds of people from every corner of the country and the world. Diversity is something that truly makes St. Augustine a special destination, especially in the spring. I want this cocktail to inspire and invite everyone to enjoy a beautiful day in our city and to imbibe with fresh Florida fruits and locally produced spirits.
How did fine art inspire this cocktail?
After living in Spain, I fell in love with classic Spanish painters like Francisco Goya and Velazquez but nobody inspired my creativity more than the surrealists of Spain in the early 20th Century. Painters such as Pablo Picasso and Remedios Varo and poets like Federico Garcia Lorca or Rafael Alberti are the truest examples of my love of art and creative adventure without boundaries.
Tell us about your work at Odd Birds Bar
Odd Birds Bar has been a staple of the craft cocktail community for over 5 years in historic St. Augustine. We pride ourselves on creating adventurous and new cocktails every day catered to each guest. The experience we strive for is that every guest will constantly experience something new and different. At Odd Birds we love to take even the most refined cocktail enthusiast out of their comfort zone. There are so many different accentuations on cocktails that vary between each of our talented bartenders and their own unique flavor profiles.