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Watch: How to make perfect tipple for Belfast Cocktail Week

Belfast Cocktail Week has kicked off with a host of events scheduled to celebrate the perfect tipple of your choosing.

From October 16-22, Belfast cocktail lovers are invited to visit a number of bars in the city centre, with many creating the own bespoke cocktail for the occaision.

To join in on the festivities, Belfast Telegraph has a filmed exclusive videos which demonstrate how to make the perfect cocktails:

Smoking Cinnamon Zombie Cocktail


  • 20ml Barcadi Carta Blanca
  • 20ml Barcardi Negra
  • 20ml Barcadi 8 Year
  • 10ml Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum
  • 40ml pink grapefruit juice
  • 12.5ml pomegranate molasses
  • 12.5ml falernum syrup
  • 10ml cinnamon syrup
  • 2 dashes absinthe
  • 2 dashes Angosutra bitters

Green Eyed Guard


  • 35ml beefeater
  • 15ml green Chartreuse
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml pineapple juice
  • 35ml rhubarb syrup
  • 2 dash orange bitters
  • 1 egg white


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker.
  2. Shake and strain over ice cubes into a highball glass.
  3. Garnish with pineapple leaf and lemon wedge.

The Medallion


  • 60ml lemongrass infused beefeater 24
  • 20ml lemon sherbet
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 5ml grappa
  • 2 dashes absinthe
  • 2 dashes lemon bitters
  • mint

Belfast Cocktail Week organiser, Bronagh Bennett, said: “Belfast Cocktail Week is a way of showing that Belfast can compete on an international level alongside cities with great cocktail cultures such as London, Edinburgh and even New York.

“Belfast and Northern Ireland’s hospitality sector has come a long way in recent years and customers are really broadening their horizons.  The wide range of events taking place during the festival will appeal to everyone and I hope it encourages people to try something new.

“We are looking forward to bringing this week-long event to Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and hope it will be the first of many.”

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