One of Ireland’s leading food and drink photographers, Monika Coghlan, has published her first book called Craft Cocktails.

Craft Cocktails is a self published collection of over 50 cocktails featuring Irish spirit brands from distilleries and producers across all four provinces.  The book also captures stories from distillers, blenders, brewers and bartenders.

The cocktails include gin classics as well as new creations made with whiskey, mead and poitín.

Monika has been a photographer for over a decade now and through her company Pepperazzi, has worked with an array of restaurants, bars and Irish food & beverage companies. Her inspiration for Craft Cocktails came from getting to know all her clients and the passions that drive them.

“I’ve been blessed to work with so many local Irish businesses who have gone on to become my friends. This led me to always support Irish wherever I can and in these strange times, I felt that Irish spirit makers deserved more attention. With the lockdown, I noticed more and more people mixing drinks at home and felt  that the time for a cocktail book with Irish spirits had finally arrived,” she said.

Two of Ireland’s most awarded cocktail bars, Cask in Cork and Bar 1661 in Dublin, have endorsed the book and shared recipes for inclusion.

Craft Cocktails is available now for pre order from Amazon and can be purchased from November 13th at stores nationwide.

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