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11 of the best Old Fashioned cocktails to try in Dublin

You can’t beat a good old fashioned.

THE OLD FASHIONED is just that. A good old fashioned cocktail. But where are the best ones in Ireland? God knows they’re hard to get right.

1. The Green Hen, Exchequer St

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Sip your Old Fashioned in the vintage surroundings of this cosy Exchequer Street spot. They are renowned for their ability to whip up this cocktail in particular, which many say can compete with the best of em worldwide.

2. The Church, Jervis St

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Fancy a bit of blasphemy? Sip away on some whiskey in this converted church as you reach rare solace away from the hustle and bustle of Henry Street. Made with delicious Woodford Reserve bourbon by the bar’s excellent mixologists, they’re pricey but worth it.

3. The Bank, College Green

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Another bar-that-used-to-be-a-thing. The bank was the site of an old Allied Irish Bank in the late 1800s. Now, it’s the perfect place to sit back with an Old Fashioned that definitely has more of a kick to it that you’ll be used to elsewhere. Stumble downstairs to check out the preserved vaults before you head off.

4. The Exchequer

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This is more of an occasion than a cocktail. Ask for the smokey Old Fashioned and leave it to stew. It involves pouring a fusion of the classic recipe over ball of ice, giving it an ice cold smokey and rich caramel taste.

5. Koh, Millennium Walkway

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The bar in this place is known for its delicious cocktails and classes, usually utilised by hen parties. Don’t let this scare you off, their Old Fashioneds are perfect. They use Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey and substitute the sugar and water with maple syrup to give it an extra zazz.

6. The Butcher Grill, Ranelagh

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Their smokey Old Fashioned isn’t conventional, but it sure is tasty. In this hipster mecca, you’ll find an Old Fashioned made with real oak smoke, Woodford Reserve, pecan bitters and candied bacon. Why? Because bacon makes everything better.

7. The Vintage Cocktail Club, Temple Bar

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There’s no limit to the variations you can find in this secret Temple Bar speakeasy. Rest assured though, each and every one will go down a treat.

8. Kinara kitchen, Ranelagh

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Paul Lambert’s name has been thrown around as Dublin’s finest mixologist. He founded the popup speakasy, The Blind Pig, and he rules the roost in Kinara’s upstairs bar. Basically, come for the eastern cuisine, stay for the delicious and carefully sourced cocktails.

9. Peruke and Periwig, Dawson Street

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How does a bit of Guinness in your old fashioned sound? Weird? It’s amazing, trust us. Get the Corner of Bow St. and St. James’ Gate for an unusual twist, to sip in some fine vintage surroundings.

10. The Liquor Rooms, Wellington Quay

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If you’re feeling a bit rich after payday, The Liquor Rooms do a fantastic bottle of rested Old Fashioned, which is made in advance to infuse and mellow so they can improve over time. Think of it as a fine wine, just with Bulleit bourbon.

11. Red Torch Ginger, St Andrew’s Street

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Their cinnamon Old Fashioned is a modern twist on the classic. While the original can’t be beaten, this one is definitely worth a try to mix it up.

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