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Monday, 23 October 2017

A devilishly great cocktail for Halloween

Instead of rustling up a rich, chocolatey cocktail to celebrate Halloween this year why not try something refreshingly different.

The Dublin Liberties Devil Smash is delicious and very easy to make at home:

  • In a Collins Glass muddle 50ml of The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil with 12.5ml honey syrup (1 part honey to 1 part hot water to dissolve)
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 wedges of lemon.
  • Fill up the glass with crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint - perfection!

The Dublin Liberties Oak Devil Irish Whiskey is a non chill-filtered 46% blend of malt and grain whiskies, aged for many years in selected casks. It takes its name from the Liberties area of Dublin, a riotous quarter of the city known as 'Hell' in the 1700s. An oak-carved devil stood watch over the entrance to the Liberties watching the mayhem happening within.

Over time the devil disappeared and, legend has it, the carving was made into whiskey barrels, its dark power subsuming and infusing the maturing spirit, making this the perfect Halloween tipple.

Available from: Amazon, masterofmalt.com, celticwhiskeyshop.com, the whiskyexchange.com. RRP: £35 for 70cl. ABV: 46%.

 

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