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Poteen Quick 'n' Easy Cocktails

Cocktails of the Week

Michael Collins

Poteen (70% Vol.) 60ml./2fl.ozs, Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed 20ml./1fl.oz., Caster Sugar 1 teaspoonful, soda water, ice, Marashino cherry, orange slice, lemon slice.

Method: Stir the poteen, lemon juice, ice cubes and sugar, in a tall glass until the sugar is disolved. Top up with soda water, garnish with a cocktail stick, with the cherry and twisted orange and lemon slices. Slainte!

Sent by Brian Smith, Brentwood Essex

Poteen 1 1/4oz. (90% ABV), 1/2 lime, 2oz. apple juice, 2oz. ginger ale. Served in a 14oz. glass filled with ice and add a lime wedge.


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Assumpta's Kiss
Knockeen Hills Poteen Gold Strength 70% ABV 1 measure, Irish Cream Liqueur 1 measure, Cointreau or Triple Sec 1 measure. Shake well with plenty of ice, strain into a martini glass and serve ferociously cold garnished with a sprig of mint.
(Thanks to B E Smith, The Beeches, Brentwood, Essex, UK)

Ballybricken Bailey's
Poteen 1 measure, Bailey's 3 measures. Add crushed ice and serve in a 10oz highball glass.

Blarney Blue Ice
Poteen 1 measure, Blue Curacao 1 measure, pineapple top up. Serve in a 10oz glass.

Poteen 1 measure, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon, curacao ½ teaspoon, orange 1 slice, Champagne 3oz.
Thanks to James Sleep (

Citrus Surprise
Poteen 1 measure, ½ lemon, ½ lime, shot of rum, teaspoon of honey.

Donegal Cooler
Poteen 1 measure, cranberry juice 1 measure, orange juice 2 measures. Serve in a 10oz glass.

Galway Grass
Poteen 1 measure, Midori 1 measure, orange juice top up. Serve in a 10oz glass.

Kosnar's Kiss
Poteen 2oz, white port 2oz and 2 large ice cubes and place in shaker. Shake vigorously, serve in martini glass, add expresso bean or hazelnut where possible.
(Thanks to

Leprachaun's Last
Poteen 2 measures, La Fee Absinthe 1 measure, Goldschlager 1 measure, grapefruit juice 6 measures. Serve in a 10oz highball glass and garnish with lime. (Thanks to Ian Wright, Bar Manager of Arc, Bristol)

Lough Neagh Eelman's Revenge
Poteen 1 measure, lime cordial 1 measure, Bitters (wiff), lemonade top up. Serve in a 10oz glass.
(Thanks to Chris G. Holtom ( , Chicksands, Hertfordshire)

Mayo Mule
Poteen 1 measure, cherry brandy 2 measures, Galliano 1 measure, orange juice 2 measures. Top up to rim with ginger ale and ice and serve in a 10oz glass.

Moonshine Morning with the Leprachauns
Poteen 1oz, Bailey's Irish Cream 1½oz, cherry brandy 2 teaspoons, cold strong coffee 3oz. Serve in a tall glass almost filled with crushed ice, and stir well.

Paddy's Surprise
Poteen 1 measure, Cointreau 1 measure, Vodka 1 measure. Top up with Orange juice and a splash of bitters and cascade with blackcurrant.
Thanks to James Sleep (

Poteen Punch
Poteen 1 measure, white sugar 2 teaspoons, 4-6 cloves, fresh lemon 2 slices, add 200ml (7oz) boiling water. Put the Poteen, sugar, cloves and lemon slices into a strong preheated glass. Pour on the boiling water and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Sligo Sunbeam
Poteen 1 measure, Grenadine dash. Top up with orange juice and serve in a 10oz glass.

Cocktail Syrups.

The producers of Knockeen Hills Irish Poteen, consider that the use of the range of quality Monin Syrups has subtantially contributed to the smoothness and aftertaste of their cocktails. These syrups can be purchased in the UK by clicking on this link, whilst to obtain supplies in other countries, please click here.