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Mark Cooney World Class Ireland Bartender of the Year 2022

Mark Cooney, World Class Bartender Of The Year Ireland 2022 Winning Cocktail Recipe

Mark Cooney of the NolaClan Group, Diageo Reserve’s World Class Ireland Bartender of the Year 2022 has created a crisp, tequila-based cocktail. The drink wowed the World Class judges with its innovative use of ingredients to combine perfectly contrasting flavours. This cocktail could make tequila the drink of the Summer.   Ingredients   5ml Don Julio Blanco  …

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Moutai Ireland Taste Of Dublin

Lychee Moutini – Taste of Dublin Bespoke Cocktail from Moutai Ireland

Channel sunny summer weather with our LYCHEE MOUTINI! Based on the traditional recipe of Lychee Martini, Moutai Prince creates a softer touch with more floral flavour making it delicious like no others. The sweetness of Lychee is well balanced with the added lemon juice without overwhelming its taste. A perfect combination for a hot summer …

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Dingle Distillery

Put A Spring In Your Step This Easter With A Refreshing Cocktail Inspired By Dingle Distillery

Dingle Distillery have just kicked Easter brunch up a notch with this line-up of easy to make dessert cocktails that would satisfy any sweet tooth. From fruity sours to frothy flips, these drinks will add a pop of colour to the feast and have you celebrating in style! Dingle have combined the freshest seasonal ingredients with their award-winning …

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Spooky Drinks: Perfect Cocktails for Halloween

Candy and chocolate are both good fun, but once the night comes down on October 31st, the spirits’ grow stronger, and as they flow among us, only the fearless will see the sunrise… We asked Richard Linden from the Dublin Bar Academy to share some spooky drink recipes with us so, join the dark side and step into his haunted Halloween bar where you …

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Rum Cocktails – Tropical Tipples to Kickstart Summer.

If there is a spirit that evokes summer it’s rum. Versatile, mellow and with a wide appeal, it’s the darling of bartenders and often, the tipple of choice during holidays, festivals and our enjoyment of sunny locations. While savouring a fine sipping rum is quite pleasurable, the sugar cane spirit is a bona fide team player that tends …

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Lemon & Duke – New York Meets Dublin? Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner And Dancing Down A Grafton Quarter Laneway

This year’s Christmas lights raised more than a few eyebrows when the ‘Nollaig Shona Duit’ sign was replaced with ‘Welcome To The Grafton Quarter’ leaving some that outraged they are even putting pressure on the city council to interfere. Dublin Town, who have the monster job of organising and erecting the lights on 30 streets …

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In Pizza We Crust! The New Michelin Recommended Dublin Pizzeria – Little Pyg Review

At the Enzo Coccia Pizza Consulting school, small groups of amateur or professional trainees are taught skills including the art of dough making, topping management and controlling a pizza in and out of an oven that is blazing to temperatures up to 900F. Enzo 67, has the claim to fame of having the first ever …

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Dublin’s newest late-night weekend spot The Scaredy Cat has officially opened its doors!

Located on the lower ground floor of the newly opened Grafton Hotel on Stephen Street Lower, the highly anticipated Scaredy Cat has all the makings of becoming a household name in the Dublin nightlife scene. Boasting an interior that marries sophistication with groove, The Scaredy Cat is one of the coolest looking venues you’ll find …

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Charlotte Quay The Summer Supper Series – Sunday, 2nd June

Charlotte Quay, Dublin’s ideal summer dining destination, has announced the first in their 2019 Summer Supper Series, launching this Sunday 2nd June. Starting at 4pm with summer inspired welcome cocktails and canapés such as fresh oysters and glazed tuna and sesame lollipops out on the sunny waterside terrace, followed by supper at 6pm. You can …

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Bringing Sherry into the Modern World with an Expert – Gregory Buda Interview

Gregory Buda, Director of Education and Training at The Dead Rabbit and Blacktail in New York City, has carved out a place for himself in the industry as a sort of expert on all things sherry. Self-described as “super geeky about booze in general,” Buda recently visited Balfes as a part of Spanish Wine Week …

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Here Come The Girls – Spice up Your Life with Nolita’s Pre Gig Brunch!

With Spice Girls mania swiftly making its way over the Irish sea, one of Dublin’s favourite party venues NoLIta is set to host a pre-gig Spice Girls Party Brunch on May 24th. Embracing all things girl power, the team at NoLIta have put together a brilliant day and that’s before you even leave for Croke …

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Sophie's

This Summer Sophie’s is Hosting the Perfect Rooftop Party with Peroni

Terrazza Peroni will see Sophie’s Rooftop reimagined into a beautiful Italian summer experience. Think clean lines, tonnes of lush foliage, comfy pillows. There is a custom made bar serving drinks up on the Terrazza. Plus, we’ve got brilliant DJs spinning on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm – 10 pm Head up to Sophie’s …

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Charlotte Quay

Get Spooky And Embrace Halloween With The Autumn Menu at Charlotte Quay Restaurant

Do you want to escape the house this bank holiday weekend? On Sunday 28th October, why not travel to Grand Canal Dock, where you can eat on the water’s edge at Charlotte Quay Restaurant? This stylish restaurant and bar is making the most of its enviable location with the latest in their supper series, this …

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Cocktail Menu

There’s a Red Moon Rising With The Shelbourne’s Quintessentially Irish Signature Cocktail Menu

The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin has launched a Quintessentially Irish Signature Cocktail Menu, and has also given us a sneak peek into the talent behind these creative recipes. Created by Bar Manager Sean McGoldrick and his team of mixologists, the cocktail menu uses predominantly Irish ingredients and liqueurs, including some homemade additions. The goal was to …

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Going Behind The Curtain of Cocktail Bartending – Demystifying The World of Home Cocktails

I’ve been mastering my trade since for seventeen years, with cocktails sparking a passion in me. During my pursuit of knowledge and bar education, the industry evolved, and with it accessibility to everything a novice or master might need to replicate or create cocktail wonders. At Candlelight Bar, we take pride in the fact that …

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