The team behind Bar 1661 in Dublin 7 have launched a new range of bottled cocktails under the Craft Cocktails brand.

Craft Cocktails is a new range of bottled cocktails, hand mixed and bottled in Dublin 7 using premium sprits and 100% natural ingredients.

The range has launched with six cocktails made for ease of serve – just chill, shake, pop and pour over ice straight from the bottle. The range has something for every taste, such as the strawberry daiquiri; rum, strawberry and lime; the aviation cocktail, a gin concoction with cherry and violet liqueurs giving its pinkish hue; and an old fashioned made with bourbon, bitters and sugar.

Craft Cocktails are made without chemicals, using natural ingredients, handmade syrups, cordials and infusions. The strawberry daiquiri, aviation, old fashioned, raspberry negroni, pornstar martini and Tommy’s margarita are available in two sizes, a 200ml bottle that serves two (€12.50), and a 700ml bottle that serves seven (€35), perfect for sharing. The bestselling is a 200ml mixed bundle, a rainbow box of all six flavours priced at €75 with free shipping.

Craft Cocktails also offer a ‘message on a bottle’ personalisation option where people can add their own messages, which resonated with people trying to connect remotely, e.g. gifting people a happy birthday or happy engagement cocktail with a personalised message, to celebrate when they can’t in person. The personalised label is designed, printed and shipped on the cocktail of choice within 48 hours.

Bar 1661’s ‘lab’ is a dedicated production facility for Craft Cocktails, where the team can create bespoke cocktails to specific flavour profiles, and can print custom labels, illustration or stationary designs to make a unique and individual cocktail. Craft Cocktails can also cater for corporate gifting and events.

The range is available to order from craftcocktails.ie, starting at €12.50, with secure delivery anywhere on the island of Ireland, or collection from Bar 1661, Green Street, Dublin 7, off Capel Street. Craft Cocktails are also available at over a dozen retailers nationwide including Fresh Good Food Markets, Mitchel and Sons Off Licenses, and Decent Drinks Club at The Circular to name a few. Craft Cocktails have also partnered with a number of restaurants including Allta, Mr. Fox and Woodruff Stepaside on their restaurant home delivery boxes.

Dave Mulligan, founder of Bar 1661, said: “Craft Cocktails is about much more than survival for our little cocktail bar. It’s a way to bring our products to people’s homes, not just for lockdown but well into the future. Craft Cocktails is our passion and expertise transcending our Dublin 7 location and coming straight to your door.”

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