‘If you can make a bowl of pasta, you can definitely make a good cocktail’: Oisin Davis

With his new book, the cocktail king is on a mission to demystify mixed drinks and teach us how to stir them up at home

Oisin Davis: ‘Cocktails are a lot like cooking – all the home cook needs to get by is a few solid recipes they can fall back on.’ Picture: Jo Murphy

They say all the best parties finish up in the kitchen, but Oisin Davis wants you to know that all the best cocktails can start there too. That’s because he’s on a mission to democratise cocktail making and to help the public realise that they don’t need a PhD in mixology to whip up a tasty drink at home.

He’s titled his new book Irish Kitchen Cocktails for just that reason: he believes great cocktails ...