The essential Irish cocktails

Our native spirits have been used in cocktail-making for centuries; we should be making more of them, writes Oisin Davis

The Emerald: the classic cocktail was invented in the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City in the 1870s.

I‘ve been lucky enough to host Irish cocktail demos and workshops for a long time now. They have taken place all around the world, and more recently the participants have come from all around the world, but have watched online.

Out of all the nations of people I’ve engaged with, it is always the Irish themselves who are the most surprised when I tell them that we actually have centuries of cocktail history involving our ...