Is there anything better than sipping on an expertly crafted cocktail on a summer’s evening? We think not. With that in mind, TheTaste Summer Cocktail Festival takes the hassle out of the hunt for Ireland’s finest shaken and stirred favourites.
With hotspot cocktail bars around the country showcasing their skills with a special cocktail to tantalize our readers’ tastebuds and quench their thirst for innovative new creations, #TasteCocktailFest is not to be missed.
From now until the end of August, make it your business to sample and sip as many creative concoctions in our exciting festival line up as you can – cheers!
“To celebrate the summer, we wanted to create a drink that will bring summer feeling with every sip. By creating a mix of seasonal blood oranges known for their unique flavour profile, being distinctly raspberry-like, fresh lemon juice to bring citrus fresh notes, all finished with tonic water and aromatic rosemary.”
– Beefeater Gin
– Aperol Italian Aperitif
– Blood Orange Puree
– Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
– Topped with Tonic and a touch of Aromatic Rosemary
Bar Rustic is Dublin’s newest cocktail lounge. Situated above the ever popular Rustic Stone restaurant, it’s a unique cocktail bar that combines a passion for hand crafted drinks with a curiosity and experimental nature on flavour.
They’ve got a team of dedicated bartenders, a core group of barmen who have been working together for years (as well as a couple of newcomers that are real assets) to shake up the signature drinks Rustic Stone fans have grown to love.
And while customers see the final product sitting back in a relaxed lounge with a fresh drink in hand, the bar team have spent countless hours over the past year creating and bringing together all the components that add up to an evening experience in Bar Rustic.
Keith joined The Rustic Stone Bar over two years ago, working previously in top venues around Dublin, and has been great addition to the team:
“We’ve all got different styles and different spirits we’re passionate about,It’s made a big difference in the way we work, just being in a bar that’s all our own.
We’ve been given a lot of freedom to bring in spirits that we’re passionate about and to really concentrate on attention to detail in our cocktails.
I think gin is the one spirit we’re all particularly interested in. We all gravitated to it when working on the new cocktail list, and now having so many new premium gins work with is great fun.”