Westport’s barman is national cocktail champ

Owen Hughes, national cocktail champion.

Owen Hughes, national cocktail champion.

A Westport bartender has shaken, stirred, and twisted up a storm with his champion cocktail creation.

Owen Hughes, of Knockranny House Hotel, Westport, beat off competition from bartenders across the land to be named Ireland’s best cocktail maker at the recent National Cocktail Championships in the RDS.

His winning creation, called a St Clements East, is made with Bombay Sapphire East Gin, Bols Maraschino Liquer, Bols Red Orange Liquer, Re’al Agave Syrup, egg white, and lemon juice.

Mr Huges has now secured a place at the World Cocktail Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, in October.

The competition was organised by the Bartenders Association of Ireland.


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