Brought to you by Monk at The Franciscan Well.
It’s time to plan a night out on the North Mall.
Nestled above the ancestral home of Cork brewing, Monk at The Franciscan Well is a cocktail bar where the drinks are steeped in history.
Their new cocktail list is a festival of flavours, with the finest spirits blended with homemade shrubs and quirky cordials to create a selection of truly special treats.
With a series of cocktail classes planned and a Gin Club on the way in the New Year, Monk is about to be the Cork hot spot for cocktail connoisseurs, so plan a visit now as part of your Christmas shenanigans to beat the crowds.
Settle in to a cosy, candlelit table, order a plate of pinxtos to nibble on and let the Monk mixologist take you on a magical mystery tour.
Here are five Monk cocktails to try this weekend:
1. Chef de Clan (€10)
Beefeater 24, freshly squeezed lemon, hopped grapefruit bitters, Chieftain IPA, sichuan pepper
2. Strong Silent Type (€10)
Ungava Gin, apricot brandy, Grand Marnier, Friar Weisse Marmalade, freshly squeezed orange, celery bitters
3. Reconstruct Your Faith (€9)
Jameson Black Barrel, Bulliett Bourbon, Shannon Stout, Port and Fino Sherry Reduction, smoked orange peel
4. Notes of a Dirty Old Man (€10)
Ron Diplomatico Rum, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, spiced apple iced tea, fresh lime, basil, Calvados Apple Brandy
5. The Passion – €10
Ketel One Vodka, Yuzu, Prosecco, Passoa Passion Fruit Liquer, grapefruit juice