Embrace the festive season this year in style & celebrate Christmas 2014 with panache. There is the traditional, that requires the little black dress, three rows of pearls, fresh holly and the heavy spiced dark red mulled wine, that will have you rooting for the headache tablets on Christmas morning.
But for cutting-edge, think smart boutique hotel or New York loft. This requires altogether a different look, Christmas Cocktails at the Dead Rabbit are not your average mulled wine!
This year one of the world’s best cocktail bartenders, Jack McGarry, co-founder of The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog in New York was in Dublin as special guest of Dublin Whiskey Live. The Dead Rabbit won Best American Cocktail Bar and the World’s Best Drinks selection at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktails Spirited Awards. This two Spirited Award wins, reinforces the bar’s achievements at last year’s 2013 Tales of the Cocktails that included winning “ World’s Best New Cocktail Bar, World’s Best Cocktail Menu and International Bartender of the year “ for Jack McGarry.
“As an Irishman, I’m proud to restore my country’s spirit to popularity in the US and I decided to rethink our offerings from the ground up and salute Irish Whiskey, with a definitive selection of rare and unique expressions and an unprecedented number of newly created drinks to honor it.” – Says McGarry
Sean Muldoon & Jack McGarry, Co-founders of The Dead Rabbit NY
Having opened its doors less than two years ago, The Dead Rabbit can already boasts five Spirited Awards. A truly remarkable feat and affirms all the effort that they put in each day to make The Dead Rabbit experience unforgettable for their clientele. From the start, The Dead Rabbit set out to shake up the cocktail world and set new standards of excellence with a refined second storey cocktail parlor offering no less than 64 cocktails, all using Irish Whiskey.
Whether you are a whiskey enthusiast, an uninitiated newcomer or just looking for a night out that offers you something different, this bar provides the unique opportunity and platform to make learning about Irish whiskey both fun and stimulating.While most of us are acquainted with it as a sipping spirit, Irish whiskey is versatile and plays very well in a broad range of cocktails, from light and refreshing to more contemplative that will have you both surprised and delighted.
With gentle persuasion, Jack very kindly gave us 3 of his Irish Whiskey cocktail recipes to share with you. And as a Christmas bonus from us at The Taste.ie, there is your chance to dazzle your friends & family as we will be giving away a bottle of each Whiskey courtesy of Ally McAlpine from the Celtic Whiskey Shop to one lucky winner so as you can russle up these newly created quaffs .
2 Dash Dale Degroff Pimento Bitters
1 tsp Cinnamon bark syrup
0.25 oz Pierre Ferrand dry Curacao
0.75 oz Alvear Pale cream sherry
0.75 oz Cocchi Americano
1.5 oz Toasted Sesame infused Powers Gold Label Irish Whiskey
Garnish: lemon oil
2 dashes Orinoco Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitters
.05 oz Green Chartreuse
1.05 oz Sweet Vermouth
1.05 Powers John’s Lane Irish Whiskey
Garnish: Orange twist
1 dash Dr Orinoco Bitters
1 dash Bittermen’s Mole Bitters
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz Banana Simple syrup
0.5 oz Pineau de charentes
1oz Plantation 5 year Barbados rum
1oz Teeling Small batch Irish Whiskey
Simply follow @jacobscrackers9 & @Thetaste_ie on twitter &
send us a tweet with #santafavtipple#deadrabbitny#celticwhiskeyshop
to be in with a chance to win the 3 bottles of whiskey.
A winner will be picked on the 15th Dec.
to The Celtic Whiskey Shop for supplying the prize,
Located on 27-28 Dawson street , Dublin 2.
Great Cocktail Getaway
Alternatively, why not treat yourself or give someone you love a Christmas voucher
to the Brooklodge & Macreddin village, situated just outside Dublin, nestled against the
stunning backdrop of the Wicklow mountains. There you can have your own Mixologist
extraordinaire Oisin Davis and their Award winning restaurant The Strawberry Tree.
A Classically trained Chef, food writer and Culinary instructor having worked in some of Dublin and London Michelin star establishments such as Chapter One, Dublin, Gordon Ramsay, London & the 5* Boutique hotel, The Dylan among others. His work is regularly featured in some of the leading magazines and newspapers in Ireland and he is currently working on a book about Irish Honey due to be published later in 2015.