Wow your other half this Valentine's with these sumptuous cocktails recipes that our Blue Book drink connoisseurs have shared with us.


1. Forbidden Love at Ardtaraardtara forbidden love cocktail

Ardtara Country House & Restaurant

Ingredients: 70ml Shortcross Gin (from Co. Down), 35ml Blood Orange Juice ,dash simple syrup, 2 Strawberries, 4 Slices Cucumber

Muddle strawberries and cucumber with simple syrup. Add gin and blood orange juice. Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with strawberry, cucumber spiral and orange peel hearts


2. Cocao L’Amour 

The Merrion Hotel

Ingredients: 35.5ml Baileys Chocolat Luxe, 35.5ml Creme de Cacao, 17ml Raspberry Syrup, 35.5ml Fresh Cream, 2 drops Mozart Chocolate Bitters 

Method: Shake all ingredients over ice, Double strain into chilled martini glass, Garnish with edible rose petel, Grate Tonka bean over top



one pery square cocktail


3. Valentines Gin Fizz

Ballymaloe House

Ingredients: 35ml Beefeater Gin, 15ml Lemon Juice, 10ml Sugar syrup, dash of soda, dash of Grenadine syrup

Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Garnish with pomegranate seed or 
crystallised rose petal. 


4. The Georgian Rose 

No.1 Pery Square

Ingredients: Hendricks Gin, homemade pink lemonade, cucumber & rosemary twist 



5. The Royal Love Cocktail

bishop s gate valentine s cocktail image

Killarney Royal Hotel 

2 oz light rum
2 1/2 oz orange juice
2 oz apple juice
Squirt soda water

First add rum, followed by the other ingredients, and mix well.
Serve on the rocks with an orange slice in a tall glass


6. The Mór the Merrior

Bishop's Gate 

Ingredients: Mór Irish Gin and Lemonade

This larger-than-life handcrafted gin features a quartet of berries amongst its botanical selection - juniper berry, blackberry, cranberry and raspberry. With lemonade as the mixer it makes for a sweet and unique flavour.


castle leslie estate valentines cocktail



7. Raspberry & White Chocolate Martini

Bushmills Inn

Ingredients: Vodka, Chambord, white crème de cacao, cream


8. Love Potion No. 109



35.5ml Haymans Sloe Gin
17.5ml Chambord Black Raspberry
10ml Extra Dry Vermouth
10ml Lemon Juice
Garnish with a Lemon Twist



9. L'amour


Castle Leslie Estate

Ingredients: Castle Leslie Estate Fighting Bishop Gn, Elderflower and Strawberry


10. Smoked Old Fashioned

Castle Leslie Estate 

Ingredients: Connemara Whiskey, Dark Chocolate Bitters and Soda


 11. French Kiss

Wineport Lodge


35ml Vodka
60ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Chambord
5ml Sugar Syrup
Muddled Raspberries

Serve in a Martini glass, garnished with a raspberry and mint


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