I had a lovely time, a beautiful drink and I hope to return soon to The Virgin Mary on Capel Street. It is not a place to have a wild time, but it is a spot to have a great time.
A cream liqueur cocktail on the fruity side. "The Elephant in the Rum" has tropical heart, and it's made with Amarula and golden rum.
I'm a big fan of the Whiskey Sour, and the addition of cherry pálinka surely packed a flavour explossion and a boozy punch.
With Irish whiskey having such a boom in recent years, this might be the perfect occasion to prepare a whiskey-based cocktail. And which whiskey-cocktail is more popular and timeless than the Old Fashioned?
While not all of us can be the authors of the best Margarita in the country, we all can mix a classic one at home. Below, an easy, no-fancy-bar-equipement-needed recipe that's just perfect for entertaining at home.
Held on the 13th of February at J.T. Pim's, the Kraken Black Hearts night gathered lovers... lovers of rum that is.
I have mixed feelings about Espresso Martini. They're over-hyped, laborious and so many times excesively sweet. But I'm not gonna lie to you or to myself... when they're well made, these insta-friendly coupes of boozy caffeine do exactly what they were created to do. In case you're wondering what was their purpose, the drink's inventor,... Continue Reading →
Malibu is one of those ingredients that every one knows but no one pays much attention to. The sweet coconut flavoured rum-based drink is been around since the early eighties and it's not particularly trendy.
Darren Geraghty is one of Dublin's most talented and creative bartenders. He consistently comes up with visually striking and delicious creations that fill the menu of the Candlelight Bar at Siam Thai Dundrum and Malahide. I met him a couple of years ago and on that occasion we spoke about his career and mixing style for... Continue Reading →