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!
The Full Sail Spritzer – €9.50
Spritzers are all the rage this summer and this gin-based creation offers a refreshing mix of citrus, ginger and liqueurs.
– Bombay Sapphire Gin
– Lemon juice
– Ginger syrup
– Topped with Prosecco
– Garnished with mint sprig and raspberries.
Tigh Nora is a haven for gin drinks! As Galway’s first gin bar, the shelves are brimming with over 120 different varieties of gin, along with a tempting cocktail menu. In keeping with the theme of the bar, all cocktails feature gin as the main ingredient with a bespoke menu selection to choose from.
Having recently opened in the city’s vibrant Latin Quarter, the bar is named after Nora Barnacle, the wife and inspiration of James Joyce. Inside you will find an intimate venue with a rich decor of dark wood and ornate flooring. The bar is the focal point of the venue with soft lighting, comfy seating, open fires and cosy corners. A full bar menu is also served, with a vibrant ambience and friendly face behind the bar to greet you.
To compliment your gin, there is a selection of premium tonics available and an array of fresh garnishes for the finishing touches. The team are always happy to make a recommendation when can’t decide or want to try something a little different.
If you’re having a bite to eat with your cocktails, Tigh Nora serves a delicious lunch and evening menu. Choose from sharing platters, tapas, light bites, salads and sandwiches.
The team at Tigh Nora are continually focused on creating new and innovative cocktails, keeping with emerging trends, responding to customer feedback and requests.
You’ll often find the team experimenting with new cocktails, regularly featuring specials on the menu. All the classics are also served such as; Tom Collins, Negroni, Martini and Genever Old Fashioned.