Words: Shamim de Brún
Craft Cocktails by BAR 1661 have released four limited edition love-themed cocktails in time for Valentine’s day.
The ‘Be Mine’, ‘Grá mo Chroí’, ‘True Love’, and ‘Kiss Me Quick’ are strictly limited romantic takes on classic cocktails. Each 200ml bottle contains two serves and costs 12.50 euro.
You can also personalise your love cocktail with a love letter. Their ‘message on a bottle’ service offers customers the opportunity to profess feelings to a lover, a crush, a best friend, or anyone they’d like. The personalised label is designed, printed, and shipped on the cocktail of choice within a week.
Customers can order this Valentine’s range from their website by Wednesday, 9 February, for nationwide delivery. Customers in Dublin can also click and collect seven days a week from the brand’s cocktail factory on Cuckoo Lane. In addition, they will be open to the public throughout Valentine’s weekend from 12:00- 18:00.
Craft Cocktails are hand mixed and bottled in Dublin using premium spirits, natural ingredients, and serious bartender know-how. Available in two sizes, the 200ml bottle and the 700ml bottle, which serves seven for 35 euro.
Launched in Dublin in October 2020 their core range has 11 classic flavours and limited editions throughout the year. They’re ready to serve straight from the bottle but are best served chilled, shaken and poured over ice.
Craft Cocktails won Best Drinks at the Irish Made Awards 2021. In addition, founder Dave Mulligan was named innovator of the Year at the 2021 Food & Wine Awards for Craft Cocktails and BAR 1661. BAR 1661 is an independent cocktail bar in the heart of Dublin 7.
Craft Cocktails are available from their website and over 40 retailers nationwide. Dublin based retailers include Lotts & Co, Blackrock Cellars, Neighbourhood Wine, Molloys Liquor Stores, Mitchel & Son, Decent Drinks Club, Donnybrook Fair, Neighbourhood Wines, Gourmet Food Parlour and Baggot Street Wines.
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