Aldi has once again teamed up with Monaghan based Old Carrick Mill Distillery to introduce an exclusive small batch Irish gin to 155 stores nationwide.

Mo Chara Irish Gin takes its name from the Irish phrase meaning “my friend”, and is the perfect spirit to share among friends.

Mo Chara Passion fruit and Mango, is distilled using a range of botanicals including passion fruit, mango, juniper, lemon, lime, coriander and angelica root. It will retail at €19.99.

The gins pair with any premium tonic water and make the most amazing martini, and can be complemented by half a passion fruit or a slice of mango.

Steven Murphy, founder of Old Carrick Mill Distillery, Co Monaghan, commented: “We have worked with the Aldi team for several years, and we continue to be impressed by their support of artisan Irish producers. With the support of Aldi, our small batch gins have been able to reach a larger target audience and we are delighted to see our newest gin be featured in 155 Aldi stores nationwide. We can’t wait to hear what consumers have to say once they taste the products.”

Both Mo Chara Irish Small Batch gins are available in 155 Aldi stores across the Republic of Ireland from 27 March and while stocks last.

Steven has created a selection of cocktails with the gins – a twist on the Pornstar Martini cocktail and also a perfect cocktail for summer.

Passion Fruit & Mango Martini

  • 50ml MoChara passion fruit and mango gin
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar syrup

Place all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a coupe glass and top with prosecco or serve with a shot of prosecco on the side.

Passion Fruit & Mango Frozen Daiquiri

  • 1 large Mango
  • 200g ice
  • 100ml MoChara passion fruit and mango gin
  • Juice 1/2 a lime
  • 25ml of sugar syrup

Put all ingredients in an electric blender like a nutribullet and mix until it resembles a frozen slushie. Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with a slice of mango.

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