At Dromoland Castle
Intimate, intricate, inviting, The Cocktail Bar at Dromoland was once the O’Brien family’s wonderful library. A fantastical octagonal room with cosy window seats overlooking the Castle lawns, you can enjoy a casual meal or snack from The Gallery menu or simply sit back with a drink while soaking up the regal views (or the banter with our bar staff as you perch by the bar!) An extensive cocktail list is available alongside beers on tap and a superb selection of wine, Irish whiskey and gin.
Tarot Cards Cocktail Book
Volume One of our cocktail books named “Tarot Series” was created by our house Mixologist, Alex Beyou.
“My ultimate goal was to create a new experience within the Cocktail Bar at Dromoland, something completely different that guests can take home with them.” Hailing from France, Alex started working in Dromoland in 2013. Collaborating with former Dromoland employee, Coleman Costello, each card has an illustration hand-drawn by Coleman, that takes inspiration from around the estate.
“We wanted the Tarot Cards to paint a picture of Dromoland, of its history, its character and the tales that resonate with our guests. The next step was to tie each cocktail into the part of the Dromoland story it was telling.” Each cocktail is expertly crafted, all house specialities. Each card contains the recipe of the cocktail. Favourites include ‘The Fool’, a Patron Reposado based cocktail illustrated with a drawing of the Jackalope, which sits behind the bar and has been a great conversation piece in Dromoland’s Cocktail Bar for decades.
This book showcases the creations of our head mixologist, Alex Beyou, featuring a delightful assortment of original cocktails that pay homage to Ireland's rich heritage of ancient gods and goddesses. The compilation, named "Tuatha Dé Danann and Other Celtic Deities," presents a series of signature cocktails by Alex, perfect for sipping in the cosy confines of our Cocktail Bar.
Our cocktail book is available for purchase at the Cocktail Bar in Dromoland Castle, as well as at our boutique Charlotte & Co. click below to purchase online.