DUBLIN, IRELAND  – Make the most of an occasion with a Craft Cocktail from Ireland’s best cocktail bar. For Mother’s Day, the innovative team at BAR 1661 have teamed up with Australian organic vermouth brand Regal Rogue, to launch a selection of quaffable cocktails presented in a limited-edition set with messages to mum on each label. For St. Patrick’s Day, the limited edition Green St. Sour pays homage to the home of Craft Cocktails, on Dublin’s Green Street, among the fruit markets in the heart of the city.

The Mother’s Day bundle is a special set of four cocktails made with Regal Rogue vermouth, which is handcrafted from 100% organic Australian wine, blended with aromatic herbs and native Australian spices sourced from Aboriginal farmers. With a lower alcohol content and reduced sugar content over traditional vermouth styles, these bespoke cocktails are designed to spoil mother throughout the day.

Each of the four 200ml bottles contain two serves, and the bundle is priced at €60 with a tote bag and free nationwide shipping included. ‘No1 Mum’ is a low ABV option, made with Regal Rogue Wild Rosé beautifully balanced with vanilla vodka, peach and citrus. ‘Mum’s the Word’ is another low ABV serve, made with Regal Rogue Daring Dry, and the bold flavours of pineapple, almond and some fruity Irish whiskey. ‘Mommie Dearest’ with Regal Rogue BoldRed features dessert like flavours such as rhubarb, and sloe gin, and ‘Queen Bee’ is a beautiful mix of Regal Rogue Lively White, rum, banana and passion fruit.

For St. Patrick’s Day, the Green St Sour is based on a classic sour cocktail and uses an exotic mix of Cocalero Clásico, melon, aloe vera, and citrus. Cocalero Clásico is a South American inspired botanical spirit, infused with a proprietary recipe of natural botanicals and herbs, with notable hints of coca leaf, juniper, guarana, orange peel, ginseng, ginger, green tea and lavender. It’s also one of the most successful independent Irish spirits to launch in Asia, and Craft Cocktails recognises that unexpected modern Irishness with this original recipe available in two size – 200ml serves 2 (€12.50) and 700ml serves 7 (€35).

 Craft Cocktails launched in October 2020 with a range of six premium bottled cocktails – the Aviation, Pornstar Martini, Raspberry Negroni, Strawberry Daiquiri and Old Fashioned, with the Mai Tai and Cosmo following in February 2021. The colourful collection now has eight core cocktails expertly made for ease of serve as well as limited editions throughout the year. The ‘message on a bottle’ personalisation service from Craft Cocktails meanwhile makes an excellent gift whether celebrated in person or remotely. The personalised label is designed, printed locally and shipped on the cocktail of choice.

The brainchild of Dubliner Dave Mulligan, Craft Cocktails are hand mixed and bottled in Dublin 7 using premium sprits, 100% natural ingredients and some serious bartender know-how. The award-winning team at BAR 1661 (winner of Ireland’s Best Cocktail Bar 2019) have poured their passion and expertise for crafting exceptional drinks into this colourful collection of premium bottled cocktails. Cocktails are made without chemicals, using 100% natural ingredients, handmade syrups, cordials and infusions, and they’re ready to serve – just chill, shake, and pour over ice. Craft Cocktails are available in a 200ml bottle that serves two (€12.50), and a 700ml bottle that serves seven (€35), the bestseller is a 200ml mixed bundle, a rainbow box of six flavours priced at €75 with free shipping all over Ireland.

Mother’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day limited edition cocktails are available from select retailers and from www.craftcocktails.ie, with secure delivery nationwide, same day local delivery on weekends, or curbside collection with ice and garnishes included from BAR 1661, Green Street, Dublin 7.