We are located on John’s St in Kilkenny city centre’s main entertainment hub. Kilkenny is centrally located, and more importantly, easy to get to. From Dublin, Waterford, Cork, the Midlands - All over - it’s just a short trip away. The compact layout of the city itself with just a short walk between pubs, bars and restaurants - it makes it the ideal choice for any party venue. Above all else, Kilkenny is known worldwide for its welcoming atmosphere, and buzzing night life.
What We Do
Become a cocktail master in this 90 minute interactive session
THE COCKTAIL ACADEMY’S MASTER CLASS from €25.00 per person
Our program involves both theory and the practical side of making Cocktails.
Our class gives everyone of the group the opportunity to make their own cocktail behind our cocktail bar.
Our standard cocktail class package cost is €25.00 euro per person and includes two cocktails and a warm up shot, or we can create a customized class to meet your needs and budget.
Our Mixologists holding the classes will also provide wrist bands for the group which will entitle you to discount cocktails and shots in Biddy Earlys or The Dylan Whisky Bar for the night. These wristbands are included in the price quoted.
Passion Fruit Cosmopolitan
dash of sugar syrup (opt.spoonful of caster sugar)
Build all the ingredients in a shaker, shake well & strain into chilled Martini glass garnish it with a flamed orange zest
Pear and Berry Martini
Dash of sugar syrup (opt.spoonful of Caster sugar)
Build all the ingredients in a mixing glass & strain into chilled martini glass, garnish it with a lime twist
5-6 mint leaves
mix together Lime and sugar in your serving glass
place 5-6 mint leaves in the glass and press them down gently using a muddle
add a scoop of crushed ice followed by alcohol and give it a quick stir just to turn over the mint, top it up with more crushed ice and garnish
Dash of lime juice
place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth
pour it into Margarita or Martini glass
Garnish with a Strawberry
PROHIBITION COCKTAIL MASTER CLASS from €30 per head
Unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
Stir with cracked ice and strain into chilled glass with cherry.
The Monkey Gland
2 dashes grenadine
2 dashes Absinthe substitute (Pernod or Benedictine)
Orange peel for garnish
Shake with ice and strain into glass adding peel.
1 sugar cube
1 tsp water
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
2-3 ice cubes
Thin-cut lemon peel
Muddle one sugar cube with water and and Angostura Bitters in bottom of a glass until sugar dissolves.
Add whiskey (or popular straight Rye, Bourbon or Scotch) and stir. Add ice cubes and stir then squeeze lemon peel over and drop in. Let sit for minute.
The White Lady
Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice.
The Barrel Selection
America’s top selling brands, Jim Beam Black, Wild Turkey Rare Bread, Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Woodford Reserve and Knob Creek.
The Irish Five
Greenspot, The Irishman's, Connemara, Redbreast 12 year old, Powers Johns Lane.
The Jameson Family
5 blends from the Middleton Distillery. Jameson 12, Jameson Select Reserve, Jameson Signature Reserve, Jameson Gold and Jameson 18y/o.
The Glenmorangie Family
Glenmorangie Original, Lasanta, Quintan Rubin, Nectar d'Or and 18 years.
Whisky & Chocolate
4 whiskeys paired with Kilkenny’s Truffle Fairy Chocolates.
from €5 per person
We offer a range of party sharing baskets piled high with finger food favourites including Chicken goujons, wings, drumsticks, selection of sandwiches, garlic breads, pizzas and much more.... (Min. order 10 people)
Bottles of Prosecco
from €25.00 per bottle
Our delicious Italian prosecco is a great value alternative to Champagne, why not add some bubbles to your celebration.
Bottles of Champagne
from €35.00 per bottle
Nothing beats a celebration more than a bottle of bubbly! Why not Pre-order a chilled bottle for your party.
from €20.00 per pitcher
All of our Academy’s Cocktails are available in our unique cocktail pitchers and Cocktail Fish Bowl’s which are perfect to share. Add this option and choose from any Standard pitcher or Fish Bowl.
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The Cocktail Academy Kilkenny is involved in initiatives that remind consumers about drinking responsibly and help to tackle alcohol misuse. For much of this work, we collaborate in partnership with the other leading drinks companies in industry-funded organizations around the world that remind consumers to drink responsibly and help tackle alcohol misuse.