Get into Spirit of Things at The Irish Cocktail Festival this October

irish-cocktail-festival by Declan Byrne

Last year, Great Irish Beverages produced the second round of Dublin Cocktail Fest – a citywide celebration of cocktails made with Irish Spirits. For 2016, we are taking the festival around the entire island of Ireland to all 32 counties!

Irish Cocktail Fest is talking place from October 10th – 15th and any bar, restaurant or hotel in Ireland and Northern Ireland may get involved. All they need is a love for supporting Irish drink products and to showcase in their venue, a cocktail made with one of our official Irish brands for the duration of the festival. Registration is free and can be accessed very easily by visiting

As soon as the festival begins, the public may vote for their favourite cocktail by using the #BestIrishCocktail hashtag on Twitter or by sharing on the Great Irish Beverages Facebook page. The winning venue will receive a host of brilliant prizes and most importantly can lay claim that they have the finest Irish Cocktail in all of Ireland!

In addition to the nationwide promo, a select number of venues will be doing special offers on cocktails through TheTaste. There will also be some very exciting pop up bars happening around the country and some other very tasty events!

The premium Irish spirits that are involved with The Irish Cocktail Festival come from every province in Ireland, along with some classic and brand new Irish soft drinks – encouraging the pairing of home grown brands in cocktails. These include Cidona, Club Orange, Club Lemon and Poacher’s Tonic.


– Ban Poitín

– Bushmills Black Bush

– Ruby Blue Potato Vodka

– Shortcross Gin


– Dingle Distillery Gin & Vodka

– Jameson Black Barrel

– Kalak Vodka


– Connemara Single Malt

– Eglinton Gin

– Gunpowder Gin


– Glendalough Double Barrel

– Liberties Whiskey

– Teeling Whiskey

– Tullamore Dew

– Writer’s Tears

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