Irish Cocktail Month 2018 launches this October

Irish Cocktail Month 2018 launches this October

Anyone for a cocktail? Irish spirits are seriously in right now and Great Irish Beverages have created Irish Cocktail Month to help promote liquor from all 32 counties this October.

After two years of running Irish Cocktail Fest for a week only, Great Irish Beverages decided to increase their offering and create a month-long festival celebrating Irish spirits and the bars that serve them.

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All participating venues are being asked to create a cocktail using Irish spirits, register it on the Great Irish Beverages website and get their customers to vote for their favourite using the the hashtag #BestIrishCocktail on Twitter or Facebook.

Last year's winner of Best Irish Cocktail was Wilde's Atlantic Way by The Lodge at Ashford Castle, which was made with Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey. 

Wilde's Atlantic Way, Best Irish Cocktail for 2017

Wilde's Atlantic Way, Best Irish Cocktail for 2017

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This year, there will be numerous events taking place to celebrate Irish Cocktail Month, including Irish Cocktail Parties in Dublin Bar Academy. The parties will take place on October 13th and 20th and the tickets are just €20, which includes four cocktails made with Irish gins and whiskeys.

Other events taking place include Sunday Sessions at the Irish Whiskey Museum and Tullamore Dew sampling at Inn On The Green at the Fitzwilliam Hotel. You can find out more information about these events here.  

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Will you be attending any Irish Cocktail Month events? Let us know in the comments below.

You can find out more about the festival and participating bars at the Great Irish Beverages website. Don't forget to vote for your favourite on Facebook and Twitter!