With Irish Whiskey hitting new peaks in popularity, Poitín is gaining momentum as well. 

You can sip Poitín straight or on the rocks, but it reveals a whole new set of possibilities when you use it in cocktails. The guys from Glendalough kindly shared the recipes created in their Poitín cocktail competition - we're sharing our favourites and all you have to do is get inspired and start mixing. 3, 2, 1 - go!


St Kevin's Garden

St Kevin's Garden cocktail with Poitin - photo: Glendalouch Distillery

  • Glass: Old school flute
  • 50 ml Glendalough Poitín
  • 10 ml Lemon juice
  • 20 ml Honey
  • 4 Mint leaves
  • 2 Thyme sprigs
  • 2 Blackberries

Muddle the blackberries, mint and thyme in a shaker tin, add the lemon juice, honey and finally the Glendalough Poitín. Shake well with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a herbal blackberry flower.

This cocktail recipe by Tom Doran won the "signature cocktail" section of the Glendalough Poitin cocktails competition.


Orchard Martini

  • 50 ml Glendalough Poitín
  • 20 ml Peach
  • 10 ml Lemon
  • 30 ml Cloudy apple juice

Orchard Martini recipe is by Alan Glynn from 37 Dawson in Dublin and should not be difficult to re-create. Just combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Serve in a collins glass.

In Vogue

  • In Vogue Poitin Cocktail - Photo: Glendalough DistilleryGlass: Old fashioned
  • 50 ml Glendalough Poitín
  • 10 ml Monin Lavender Syrup
  • 3 dashes Rhubarb Bitters
  • Lavender for garnish

Stir all the ingredients in a mixing glass, strain over cubed ice into an old fashioned glass, garnish with a sprig of lavender.

In Vogue was created by Ben Curtis.