Aperitif Cocktails at Balfes 
Near Grafton Street, Dublin

It is always aperitif time with the new Balfes aperitif cocktail selection,  expertly created by Balfes new Bar Manager, Alan McGillivray.

Alan brings a fresh and vibrant energy to Balfes Bar, as well as an in-depth knowledge of mixology, stemming from his international experience at The Dead Rabbit in NYC. The expert mixologist not only brings his world-class serves to Ireland for the first time but has also introduced more refined and sophisticated aperitif categories such as Vermouth, Sherry and Amari to the city centre hotspot.

The new menu features eight new aperitif cocktails, each encompassing Alan’s cocktail philosophy of clean and mature flavours. Alan’s unique approach focuses on refined, niche spirits that provide a twist on traditional classic such as a Spritz and Americano.

Pop into Balfes Bar and discover our new aperitif cocktails!

Exit Strategy

Celery Infused Beefeater Gin, Blanc Vermouth, Kaffir, Boston Bitters

Kill Devil

Plantation Grand Reserve Rum, Banana, Ginger, Almond, Palo Cortado Sherry, Lemon


Sweet Vermouth, Rinomato L'Aperitivo, Vanilla, Pimento, Amontillado Sherry, Lemon, Boston Bitters, Soda

Venetian Spritz

Aperol, Campari, Apricot, Tonka, Cocoa, Manzanilla Sherry, Dandelion & Burdock Bitters, Champagne


Spanish Sweet Vermouth, Glendalough gin, Honey, Creole Bitters, Champagne


Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Grapefruit, Pear, Cinnamon, Amontillado Sherry, Rinomato L’Aperitivo

Parlor Tricks

Remy Martin VSOP Cognac, Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Banana, Cinnamon, Oloroso Sherry, Turmeric Yogurt, Lemon

The Pattison Crash

Glenmorangie Scotch, Fortaleza Tequila, Beetroot, Lime Flor de Cana 12y Rum, Amer Picon, Barolo Chinato, Habanero

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