Drinks

The Liquor Rooms

The Liquor Rooms

When you first step inside what’s dubbed as ” a subterranean den of delight” first thing that strikes you is the opulent vintage surroundings. Having just celebrated their first birthday The Liquor Rooms has...

Dublin Cocktail Festival 2014

Dublin Cocktail Festival 2014

Starting from today 13th October to 18th October Dublin’s best mixologists are celebrating a long awaited Dublin Cocktail Festival 2014. Over 25 bars and restaurants around the city are taking part in the six...

Champagne or Prosecco?

Champagne or Prosecco?

Champagne or Prosecco? When heading out for a night on the town, a meal with friends or a celebration, invariably the night is bound to start off with ‘bubbles’. They’re waiting for us on...

Anchor Steam Beer

As a big fan of American craft beer I can safely say this one does not disappoint. Anchor Steam Beer, has a full body and deep amber colours, and as soon as it hits the...

when to decant a bottle of wine

Decanting wine – is it worth it?

The question of when to decant a bottle of wine is one that I am asked at almost every wine-tasting. Is it worth the effort? How far in advance should it be done? And...

What To Do With Leftover Wine

What To Do With Leftover Wine

We, at ely, would argue that leftover wine is somewhat of a myth. However, I do understand that sometimes you are faced with some leftover wine and the thoughts of throwing it down the sink...

How to create a Moscow Mule

How to create a Moscow Mule

This spicy legendary vodka-and-ginger beer cocktail knows how to bite back. Learn how to make a Moscow Mule INGREDIENTS IN THE MOSCOW MULE COCKTAIL 2 oz Vodka 3 oz Ginger beer Juice of half...

In praise of...Italian White Wines

In praise of…Italian White Wines

This may come as something of a surprise, but Italy has hundreds of native grape varieties, and over 200 hundred of these are white. I say that this may come as a surprise because...

Dublin’s emerging cocktail culture

For a number of years, if you walked into any bar off the street in Dublin and you’d find a similar scene: crowded rooms filled with noisy patrons, pricy pints getting spilled in your...

Vintage Cocktail Club

Vintage Cocktail Club

Nestled in the heart of the bustling Temple bar the Vintage Cocktail Club is somewhere you may have often walked passed and taken no notice. Behind the unassuming black door is one of the...

How to create a Mimosa Cocktail

How to create a Mimosa Cocktail

The Mimosa Cocktail is one of the easiest! Learn how to make one and surprise your guests next brunch. Ingredients: Half a glass of orange juice,Chilled champagne or sparkling wine Instructions: Fill half of your...