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For the Love of Irish Pubs

For the Love of Irish Pubs

Some of my very favorite joints in New York — Swift, McSorley’s Old Ale House, Mustang Sally’s — are Irish pubs. Don’t get me wrong; I love hanging at speakeasies and swank cocktail bars, too, but if you ask around, you’ll hear that I often leave my Negroni on the bar to go find a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson when I’m on a cocktail crawl.

You know you’re in a good Irish pub when nobody at the bar is talking on a cellphone, the bartender actually has a genuine smile on his or her face, and it takes at least 10 minutes to get a pint of Guinness because the bartender isn’t happy with it until it’s perfect.

Which is why I couldn’t resist working a few shifts at The Dead Rabbit, Manhattan’s latest — and hailed as greatest — addition to the Irish pub category. (It’s the first regular bartending gig I’ve had since I held forth at Painter’s Tavern in the Hudson Valley from 2004 to 2006.) The establishment’s managers, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, knew to put me behind the bar in their ground-floor saloon rather than in their second-floor cocktail lounge. It’s where I belong.

Irish bars are all about craic — Gaelic for banter, chitchat, conversation, chin-wagging — so I won’t be trying to wow the punters by telling them when and how vermouth came into vogue in the U.S., changing the face of the cocktail scene forever (late 19th century, making the creation of the Manhattan and the Martini possible). That’s not the sort of thing that pub customers want to hear. In an Irish pub, it’s a case of who can spin the best tale, not "my gin’s drier than your gin." It’s a case of craic over cocktails.

And it’s not about mixing fine drinks either. In an Irish pub, it’s all about a decent pint, tasty whiskey, and engaging conversation. The bartender might be able to fix you a delicious Dubliner cocktail (a citrusy take on the Manhattan), and there’s a good chance that he or she will guide you toward a dram of something special that will knock your socks off, but that’s not really the point. Community, camaraderie, and craic. That’s what an Irish pub is about. Cheers!

Click here for the recipe to the Dubliner.

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Behind the Bar: Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Americans have had an on-again-off-again love affair with Irish whiskey, and right now it’s definitely on again. In fact, the delicious liquor is the fastest-growing spirit in the United States.

About a hundred years ago, Irish whiskey was even more popular than it is today. And America’s thirst fueled a thriving industry back home in Ireland. But thanks to Prohibition and the two world wars, that all came to a crashing halt. Of the dozens of working distilleries that were once on the island, today there are just four.

Part of what is driving this current resurgence is the alcohol’s generally smooth and honeyed taste. While some distillers make single malt or peated products, the predominant style remains the easy-drinking blend of pot-distilled and column-distilled whiskies.

The other big plus for Irish whiskey is mixability. Though Scotch is often enjoyed over ice or in highballs, it has never had a significant cocktail presence because of its smoky, peaty notes. Not a problem for the Emerald Isle’s finest.

While there are plenty of well-known Irish whiskey concoctions, including a version of the Jack Rose, I’d like to introduce you to one of my original recipes. I created the Molly’s Milk back in 1997, in Prague of all places, for Molly Malone’s, which at the time was one of the city’s two Irish pubs.

The owner was perturbed, since his bartenders claimed there was something wrong with the cream in the Czech Republic it didn’t whip properly for Irish Coffees. After picking myself up from the floor, I made a cold take on the classic with, of course, perfectly whipped cream. The bartenders were dismayed, since it meant they now had to break out their whisks.

Molly’s Milk

Contributed by Dale DeGroff

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Irish Mist Liqueur
  • Garnish: Unsweetened cream, whipped until frothy
  • Glass: Cocktail

PREPARATION:

Add both spirits to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a small chilled cocktail glass. Top with 1 inch of whipped cream.

Wild Irish Rose

Contributed by Dale DeGroff

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Irish whiskey
  • .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • .5 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .25 oz Grenadine
  • Splash soda water (optional)
  • Garnish: Lemon zest and cherry
  • Glass: Cocktail

PREPARATION:

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a small cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest and a cherry.


Reuben Topped Irish Nachos

Irish nachos are an American invention, and a delicious one at that. Usually Irish nachos feature potato slices instead of tortilla chips, that are topped with typically Mexican style additions like sour cream and jalapeños. This version, however, doesn’t venture south of the border for toppings.

Instead these Irish nachos are topped with the flavors of a Reuben sandwich. Easy to make and delicious, these nachos will be a fun and tasty appetizer everyone is sure to love.


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'easter week' is what the week leading up to easter sunday is generally known as by most native irish people. Pastry on the bottom, a different type of pastry on the top, unidentifiable flesh in the middle, and a tsunami of mashed potato. Here we will share our favorite activities for a memorable easter weekend. Traditional easter meal of leek soup and roasted spring lamb. Easter is celebrated on 15 of april this year.

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Ham is a staple on southern easter dinner tables, and this recipe takes that classic and gives it a new twist.

Cook a classic easter dinner with recipes for ham, lamb, scalloped potatoes, spring vegetables — and our best treats and cakes.

They contain spices, currants and sometimes grated lemon rind.

Easter is celebrated on 15 of april this year.

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Easter is not a public holiday.

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Pastry on the bottom, a different type of pastry on the top, unidentifiable flesh in the middle, and a tsunami of mashed potato.

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Pastry on the bottom, a different type of pastry on the top, unidentifiable flesh in the middle, and a tsunami of mashed potato.

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Pascha, kulich and painted eggs are principal rudiments of easter meal, they are consecrated by church at easter day or overnight after great.

Discover recipes for entrees, sides, bread, and desserts to include in your menu.

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Easter is a great time to have a meal with friends and family.

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To prepare a healthy meal, alter how you.

This year easter in russia will be celebrated on the 2nd of may according to the orthodox calendar.

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Irish easter recipe number 1:

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Easter sunday in most irish homes is similar to any other sunday in the nation.

By the time easter saturday arrived, hungry minds were avidly anticipating a good meal of roasted or boiled meat.

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Easter is a great time to have a meal with friends and family.

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Joe Sheridan Irish Coffee Recipe

Pre-heat a clear stemmed Irish Coffee recipe glass with very hot water. Empty the water, and add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. Add some freshly brewed rich coffee and stir. When the sugar melts, add a generous measure of Irish Whiskey (about 2.5cl). Stir again, then wait for the brew to still. Take a hot teaspoon and pour gently whipped fresh cream slowly over the back of the spoon. Your cream should be “half whipped” i.e. not too stiff and not too liquid. The perfect Irish Coffee should look pretty much like Ireland’s other famous drink – Guinness!

You can browse our selection of Irish whiskey’s here to find the perfect one for your taste! The perfect Irish Coffee glasses (with measurements on the side) crafted by Galway Crystal and with lovely shamrock detailing can also be found here or alternatively, we have a pair of gift boxed Irish Coffee glasses with an Irish Blessing on their front available.

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You can read more about the origin of Irish Coffee on the Foynes Flying Boat Marime Museum or The Irish Whiskey Trail or check out our very own video on how to make the perfect Irish Coffee below!:

How To Make Traditional Irish Coffee: Meet TheIrishStore.com Team

Connect with Ireland this St Patrick’s Day! TheIrishStore.com team shows how to make a delicious traditional Irish coffee with Jameson whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream.


Pub food recipes

Pub grub is certainly no longer the bag of crisps and (if you were lucky) reheated pie it once was. With the birth of gastropubs and the Michelin Guide awarding stars to places like The Hand and Flowers, The Pony and Trap and The Pipe and Glass Inn, we can expect some seriously accomplished cooking alongside our pint.

Pub food is a celebration of everything great about British cuisine, and it’s just as rewarding to create some of those classic dishes at home as it is to enjoy them at your local. Josh Eggleton’s Traditional fish and chips or Dominic Chapman’s Chicken and mushroom pie are great for a Friday night feast, while Paul Foster’s Pork pie with Stilton salad couldn’t be more British – especially when served alongside some homemade Piccalilli. If you’re looking for a simple starter, Steven Doherty’s Pea and ham soup is perfect, or for one of the tastiest bar snacks around try Matt Weedon’s Pork scratchings. For dessert, Glaton Blackiston’s Sticky toffee pudding certainly ticks all the pub food boxes, as does Shaun Rankin’s Treacle tart.


What Makes an Irish Pub an Irish Pub?

Going back to the 1970’s, Mel McNally cracked the Irish Pub code when he was an architectural student. He proposed Irish pubs as his thesis topic. When his thesis committee accepted his proposal, the topic of Irish Pubs became a legitimized final architectural thesis project. And the exporting of authentic Irish pubs to the rest of the world began. How it’s done in Dublin became how it’s done in 2,000 pubs in 53 countries.

After reading and listening to this story from NPR, I found it fascinating to learn that there is both an art and a science for Irish pub success. I love a great success story that couples business success with a passion for food, or in this case, all things Irish pub.

Here is the short video in full:

In fact, I recently had an Irish pub pop up in conversation in a most unexpected way. I was in Spain and wanted to watch a World Cup Soccer event on television. When I checked with the local tourist information center about a fun place to watch the event, they told me to go the Irish pub in town! In a small city in Spain, I found an Irish pub it is a small world after all.

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Directions

Cook ground beef in frying pan until brown. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Lower heat and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Add beef broth, bring to a boil. Stir in enough of the butter/flour roux to make a thick gravy to bind the filling. Pour into large shallow baking pan and cool. The filling should be about 1-1/2 inches deep.

Cover the meat mixture in the pan with the corn and then top with the hot mashed potatoes. smooth potatoes evenly, brush surface with butter. Bake at 325 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.


For the Love of Irish Pubs

Some of my very favorite joints in New York—Swift, McSorley’s Old Ale House, Mustang Sally’s—are Irish pubs. Don’t get me wrong I love hanging at speakeasies and swank cocktail bars, too, but if you ask around, you’ll hear that I often leave my Negroni on the bar to go find a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson when I’m on a cocktail crawl.

You know you’re in a good Irish pub when nobody at the bar is talking on a cell phone, the bartender actually has a genuine smile on his or her face and it takes at least 10 minutes to get a pint of Guinness because the bartender isn’t happy with it until it’s perfect.

Which is why I couldn’t resist working a few shifts at The Dead Rabbit, Manhattan’s latest—and hailed as greatest—addition to the Irish pub category. (It’s the first regular bartending gig I’ve had since I held forth at Painter’s Tavern in the Hudson Valley from 2004 to 2006.) The establishment’s managers, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, knew to put me behind the bar in their ground-floor saloon rather than in their second-floor cocktail lounge. It’s where I belong.

Irish bars are all about craic—Gaelic for banter, chit-chat, conversation, chin-wagging—so I won’t be trying to wow the punters by telling them when and how vermouth came into vogue in the US, changing the face of the cocktail scene forever (late 19th century, making the creation of the Manhattan and the Martini possible). That’s not the sort of thing that pub customers want to hear. In an Irish pub, it’s a case of who can spin the best tale, not “my gin’s drier than your gin.” It’s a case of craic over cocktails.

And it’s not about mixing fine drinks either. In an Irish pub, it’s all about a decent pint, tasty whiskey and engaging conversation. The bartender might be able to fix you a delicious Dubliner cocktail (a citrusy take on the Manhattan), and there’s a good chance that he or she will guide you toward a dram of something special that will knock your socks off, but that’s not really the point. Community, camaraderie and craic. That’s what an Irish pub is about. Cheers!

Dubliner

Contributed by Gary Regan
INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • .5 oz Sweet vermouth
  • .5 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 dashes Orange bitters
  • Garnish: Green maraschino cherry
  • Glass: Cocktail

PREPARATION:
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a green maraschino cherry.


Why You Can Find an Irish Pub Almost Anywhere on Earth

Potatoes be damned Ireland's biggest export is its drinking culture. In any city in America, and in most places around the world, just like Coca-Cola or McDonald's, you don’t have to look too far to find an Irish pub. They have a global distribution that, as Bill Barich points out in his book on Irish pubs, A Pint of Plain, is second only to Chinese restaurants, cutting across boundaries both cultural and geographic. There are Irish pubs everywhere from Phoenix, Arizona (Seamus McCaffrey's) to Ulan Bator, Mongolia (The Grand Khan Irish Pub), and most of them have the same elements: dark wood paneling, a string music soundtrack, perhaps a Gaelic sign or a framed picture of James Joyce, and Guinness on tap.

That last element is no mere gesture to authenticity. Though Irish immigrants have been setting up watering holes in foreign countries for more than a century, the boom in Irish pubs around the world of the past three decades is largely thanks to a clever partnership between Guinness and the Irish Pub Company, a business that specializes in constructing Irish pubs around the world. The Irish Pub Company and its competitors, including Ol Irish Pubs Ltd. and Love Irish Pubs, have created a successful business supplying the basics of Irish pub design to bar owners globally, sourcing everything from furniture to lighting to bric-a-brac. (Love Irish Pubs' website offers sporting memorabilia, musical instruments, and whiskey jogs, among other bar-related tchotkes.)

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Dublin architect Mel McNally started the Irish Pub Company in 1990 after spending a decade studying the structural elements of popular bars in his hometown, noting, correctly, that the spike in tourism in Ireland would likely create a market in other countries for Irish-style drinking establishments. Guinness' parent company Diageo, recognizing the opportunity to further spread their brand, signed on the same year, marketing what they termed the "Irish Pub Concept" around the world. The pitch was wildly successful: According to Guinness, as a result of the program, investors and operators opened 2,000 Irish pubs in Europe between 1992 and 1999. Since then, they’ve expanded into 53 countries, everywhere from Canada to Iraq. The Irish Pub Company built the first Irish pub in Moscow (Shannon's, in the airport), and the first one in the far-flung Faroe Islands (The Irish Pub, in Torshavn). The company also has designed every location of Fado Irish Pub, a chain of bars that boasts 14 locations in the U.S.

McNally lists the key ingredients of a successful Irish pub as "authentic design authentic Irish food authentic Irish beverages Irish music and entertainment and employees and management training 'the Irish way,' " which they define as a "relaxed though professional service ethos." (The company also encourages bar owners to employ Irish emigrants if possible.)

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Within the category of design, McNally and his team designs five main styles. There's the Country Cottage, with its white-washed walls and close quarters, the Brewery Pub, with an interior that uses stone and brick walls and decoration that emphasizes the brewing process. A more lavish option is the Victorian pub, which involves bevelled mirrors, stained glass, elaborate tiling, and decorative brass. Or you could go with the traditional Gaelic Pub, with rough-hewn doors and bar counters to "give a natural feel to the interior," McNally notes. (This is a popular option for bars looking to host live music.) The last option is the Traditional Irish Pub Shop, which often doubles as a grocer or some other business, and featured cabinets of goods for sale, as well as plain wooden tables and benches.

When a potential client contacts the Irish Pub Company, McNally and his team determine which basic model makes sense for the location and plans, and work to customize the pub. "Our team looks at the history of the local area where the Irish pub is being built, we look at the competitors, and we look at local cultural tendencies," McNally said via email. "We design with all this in mind."

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Then, the trappings of the bar, from paneling to bar tops, are constructed in Ireland and transported over to the site of the future pub and fitted together. Should the owner of the new pub need, the Irish Pub Company also offers consulting on how to run operations. Voila, a new Irish pub is born.

Though replicating Irish culture has clearly been a successful business venture for McNally and his competitors, he notes that the popularity of the pubs has more to it than just another money-making venture. "People engage with the sense of community, friendship and conviviality they find in an authentic Irish pub," McNally said. And they’re more for just tourists. For Irishmen and women living abroad, they can be comforting. "[Pubs are] important connection from Ireland and its people to the rest of the world," he said. "For the diaspora, the Irish Pubs are gathering venues which allow them to feel home…. It’s an important portal to Ireland."

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