There is nothing worse than standard, unimaginative cocktails out of a bottle. They’re artificial, high in E numbers and low in enjoyment. And if that’s what you’re looking for don’t go to The Marker Hotel in Dublin because their cocktail menu has offerings any cocktail connoisseur would die for.
While in Dublin for Christmas I dropped in to check out The Marker’s new cocktail menu created by Michael, the head cocktail bartender at The Marker Bar. The menu has a highly creative and extensive list of exciting and out of the ordinary combinations, shaken and presented to a five star standard. There’s something for everyone on their drinks menu but if you fancy a cosmo or any of the other old reliables they’ll create them especially for you and to your liking.
As a huge fan of vanilla, vodka, and honey I went for Spicy Fifty, which in addition to these flavours also has elderflower, lime and chilli in the mix.
The sweet honey, elderflower and vanilla flavours in Spicy Fifty blend fantastically with the chilli and lime but stand their own and are not overpowered by the stronger flavours. With every sip each ingredient can be tasted and recognised.