Irish cocktail bar named one of the best in Europe

One Cork cocktail bar has received a tremendous accolade as one of the top ten spots for a tipple in Europe.

Ireland is most well-known for its pints of the black stuff. However, the Emerald Isle is home to its fair share of classy cocktail bars where you can sip on a deliciously fruity beverage.

If you find yourself craving a refreshing alcoholic drink in Ireland, you’re in luck; one Irish cocktail bar has been named among the very best in Europe.

So, take note, cocktail lovers. You may want to add this incredible Irish cocktail bar to your bucket list.

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You need to visit Cask if you're in Cork.
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Cask in County Cork is the Irish cocktail bar that has been named one of the best in Europe. First opened in 2017, the classy establishment has quickly become a nationwide favourite.

The cocktail experts at Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) recently announced the regional top ten honorees for their 16th annual Spirited Awards.

Presented by Tequila Fortaleza, TOTCF revealed their top ten ‘Best International Cocktail Bars’ for various regions. These include Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and Africa.

Ranking alongside top cocktail bars in London, Rome, and Barcelona, Cask was named among the best in Europe.

Celebrating excellence – the best in the business

Irish cocktail bar named among the best in Europe.
Credit: Facebook / @CaskCork

The Annual Spirited Awards celebrates global excellence in the drinks industry, recognising professionals, organisations, and establishments shaping the cocktail community.

Announcing the winners, CEO Eileen Wayner said, “It’s more important than ever to support one another and celebrate our phenomenal industry.”

She continued, “We are honoured to take this opportunity to thank all of our colleagues in the cocktail community for their contributions to the industry and offer our congratulations to all of this year’s regional honorees.”

Irish cocktail bar named one of the best in Europe – grab a cocktail in Cork

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Various London cocktail bars ranked alongside Cask in the Best International Cocktail Bar in Europe category. If you’re hopping across the water, you may want to check out Laki Kane, Tayer + Elementary, Satan’s Whiskers, and Three Sheets.

Spain also fared well, with Paradiso and Two Schmucks in Barcelona and Salmon Guru in Madrid making the top ten.

Other bars that gained recognition included A bar called Gemma in Stockholm and Freni e Frizioni in Rome. They also mentioned Parovoz SpeakEasy in Kyiv and Red Frog in Lisbon.

So, if you’re a cocktail lover making your way around Europe, you must make sure to visit these incredible spots.

Irish cocktail bar named among the best in Europe.
Credit: Facebook / @CaskCork

However, while you’re in Cork, make sure to stop in at Cask on MacCurtain Street. You simply have to taste one of their signature drinks.

They offer up a seasonal menu that celebrates the time of year we’re in. So, you can always expect new and exciting flavours at this Irish cocktail bar named one of the best in Europe.

And don’t worry… if you’re after a pint of Guinness or Beamish, they serve them, too!

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