The newest distillery on the First Coast, Marlin & Barrel can be summed up in two words, spirit and quality. The distillery name was inspired by the epic fish in Ernest Hemmingway’s story, The Old Man and the Sea; a marlin that symbolically represents Spirit. Combined with the long history of quality beverages aged in barrels, the pair of words, Marlin & Barrel, captures the mission of this new venture. You can swing by their tasting room in downtown Fernandina Beach and buy a bottle or two for cocktails at home. Here is a great recipe for summer sipping!

Amelia Catch Recipe


  • 1 part Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 part Red Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 part Grenadine
  • 1 part Venture Vodka
  • 1/2 part Orange Liqueur
  • 1/4 part Martini & Rossi Rosso


  • Add crushed ice and ingredients to a shaker.
  • Shake until well mixed & chilled.
  • Pour over crushed ice into rocks glass.
  • Add lime twist.
  • Use lime and maraschino cherry to garnish.