The Top 10 Cocktails To Try Before You Die In Dublin

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We all love a good cocktail and unlike a few years ago where the choice was limited to shitty champagne Mojitos and crappy Sex on the Beach, the cocktail scene in the city is now exploding. Just like good coffee, quality sambos and food in general we are starting to be spoilt for choice. We would say you could try some sort of "12 Pubs of Xmas" type trawl around the city but given the strength and price of most of these bad boys you probably wouldn't get past the 5th one without needing an ambulance or a new mortgage. If you like cocktails and live in Dublin then you simply have to try these all before you die...

10.Bagots Hutton

This has to be one of Dublin's coolest spots and although it is better known for wine, you have to try their Limoncello & Prosecco Cooler topped with raspberry & mint to really know what life is all about. Chilled out and great food to be had in here as well. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.51.20

9.Harry's Bar

Mojitos come in all shapes and sizes in here and they are properly made with lots of crushed ice and lovely flavours. Perfect place to hit up towards the end of the week and let your hair down. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.55.27

8.The Marker

When they introduced Le Drunch (mixture between lunch and dinner) late last year Dublin had something new to do on a Sunday. Their Bloody Mary is more like a meal than a cocktail and will get you back on your feet. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 11.53.12

7.Opium

You don't have to go much further than the name "Passion Fruit And Lychee Meringue Martini" to know that this is a pretty special drink. Probably more of a hit with the ladies than blokes this is essentially a dessert in a glass.

6.The Exchequer

This has to be the ultimate place to kick back with a few cocktails during the week but also to have some awesome food. You could choose from any number on the list but this Bourbon crush is right up there with the best drinks in the city. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.03.27

5.Saba

You would expect a restaurant with some of the best thai food in the city to do a pretty mean My Thai and they let you down with an incredible drink. easily the best Mai Tai in Dublin. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.08.35

4.Damson Diner

Dublin is about to be hit by the major Gin revolution that is on the way but the good news is the Grapefruit Gin Fizz is on the menu in Damson Diner and well worth a try. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.10.20

3.777

There will probably be outrage that this is not top of the list because Dubliners are addicted to them but that shows the standard that we are working with here. Amazing drink that will put a smile on your face any day of the week. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.11.39

2.Blind Pig

This is a little bit of a secret on the Dublin cocktail scene and it changes venue often. They pride themselves on being a little underground and they have a huge range of cocktails but try the Tom Collins for a treat of a lifetime. You'll have to go digging online to find out where they are. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.20.56

1.Vintage Cocktail Club

There could only really be one winner on this list. From focusing on the ice, spraying all sorts of fancy shit over the drinks and generally being awesome this is the only place for a cocktail in Dublin. Impossible to pick one from the list because they are all so good but I've gone with the Manhattan. Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.16.01

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This is a list based on our own opinions and tastes but there are plenty of other people in the world who might disagree. Here are some suggestions from Twitter and please do share your own in the comments...


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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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