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where to get stuff for gin cocktails

  • 10-12-2017 10:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭

    Anyone have a recommendation for where to get ingredients for gin cocktails.
    Trying to make up a gin cocktail 'hamper' for a present. The gin will probably be the Aldi Boyles gin, or Bombay sapphire (think is on special in O'Brien's)
    Looking for things like citrus oils, a suitable vermont, other liqueurs. Somewhere in the Midlands or Dublin would be great


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,518 ✭✭✭✭dudara

    For citrus cocktails, add lemons and simple syrup.

    For negroni type drinks, add Campari and a vermouth. If you’re in Dublin, Celtic Whiskey will have a decent vermouth selection.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭KAGY

    Thanks, I'll be up in Dublin at some stage, that's on Dawson St isn't it?

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,791 Mod ✭✭✭✭irish_goat

    The Headline are selling these. I'd say they could make up one with some bitters or vermouth if you asked them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭KAGY

    irish_goat wrote: »
    The Headline are selling these. I'd say they could make up one with some bitters or vermouth if you asked them.
    Thanks, but I'm looking to get something for "fancier" cocktails than g&t
    Actually if anyone has something else to add to this list I'd be grateful
    Aperol or Campari bitters - for negroni / americano
    Noily pratt - Martini
    Cherry or raspberry liqueur -

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭cosmic

    I love an Elderflower Tom Collins - simple (and cheap) to make and incredibly delicious. You could pick up a bottle of Bottlegreen Elderflower Cordial for less than €4 in Tesco/Dunnes/SuperValu which could be a nice little addition to the hamper.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,611 ✭✭✭✭errlloyd

    Harvey Nichols in dd have kits with various garnishes, tonics etc. Good for inspiration, even if you wanna go diy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,253 ✭✭✭donnacha

    Lidl have a Gin fusion kit which could make a nice addition:

    Baggot St wines sell something similar:

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭KAGY

    Picked up some stuff in tescos (campari, martini Rosso), most of the rest I got in Sweenies in Glasnevin as I was passing
    I'm sure Ill be adding tp it so I'll keep the other suggestions I'm mind