Everybody needs good neighbours, and the owner of Bar 1661 in Dublin loves one of his so much that he’s named a cocktail after them.
The bar, which is located on Capel Street, won five prizes at the recent Irish Craft Cocktail Awards, including the big one – best overall cocktail bar. Founder Dave Mulligan has a few favourites on the cocktail menu, including the Brother Hubbard, named for the nearby café restaurant.
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“It’s one of our favourite Northside neighbours, and it’s a short and sweet drink,” Mulligan says. “It has a base of vanilla butter-infused Mad March Hare poitín, with Longueville House cider brandy from Cork, Regal Rogue rose vermouth to soften the spirits, and wild Irish rosehip cordial for autumnal sweetness.”
To make one at home, you will need:
- 25ml Mad March Hare poitín
- 15ml Longville House apple brandy
- 10ml Regal Rogue rose vermouth
- 15ml Irish rosehip cordial
- 2 dashes of citric acid
Simply mix together, then serve in an old-fashioned glass over rock ice. Garnish with a beetroot chip.