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5 drinks perfect for summer

With the sun finally peering out of the oft dreary Irish sky, summer feels like it may at last have arrived. Of course, things being what they are it’s likely to last about as long as a Las Vegas wedding. We had better make the most of it while it lasts so in that vein here are our top picks for summer drinks!

Corona


The Rolls Royce of cervezas, purists will claim you simply must have a lime wedge to fully appreciate it but we think it’s just as good without it. I mean so long as it’s cold it’s gonna go down a treat. Scientists believe, and studies show that after a long hot day the first bottle is typically drank in less than eight seconds.

Blue Moon


Forget that it’s a Miller-Coors beer masquerading as a craft beer, blue moon earns its premium price with its smooth, creamy orange full bodied taste. Pull a bottle of this out of a bucket of ice, feel the perfectly chilled glass in your hand, see that bead of water drip off the bottom, crack that baby open and try to stop your mouth watering before taking that first frothy, frosty, satisfying gulp.

Desperado


That kick you feel when you gulp down that unique tasting desperado is tequila flavouring, or so they say. Who cares what it is when it tastes this good! Although this endorsement comes with a stern warning, make sure you get the original and not the new ‘verde’ flavour. It tastes like Baldy McDonough’s mouth wash.

Gin & tonic


Crisp refreshing and classy. That pretty much sums up the classic G&T. A good G&T is like a cool breeze on a hot day or like an anti-Jagger bomb. Unlike corona, lime is a must here and if you really wanna get it right squeeze the juice out of one wedge and add another on the side. If you don’t have ice in it you should feel ashamed of yourself.

Strawberry daiquiri


It’s a slush puppy with booze, what more do you want?

10 hottest trending restaurants in Dublin right now

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

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Ireland’s only 2 star Michelin restaurant, this five star fine dining experience on Merrion Sq is sure to delight so long as you don’t mind paying the premium.

Zaytoon

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Undoubtedly the most sought after source of sustenance in Dublin on weekends after 2 am Zaytoon is much more than a post-pub munch. Bosting mouth watering Gourmet kebabs starting from a poultry 7 euro, there is surely no match for this middle eastern marvel.

Beshoff Bros

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The legendary fish and chip shop located on O’Connell St offers many treats but surely chief among them are the battered smoked cod and the legendary thick cut chips. Some chipper lovers may proclaim Leo Burdocks as the best but Beshoffs is truly the reigning chipper champ on these shores.

The Pig’s Ear

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Serving bistro food at masterchef quality The Pig’s Ear has firmly established itself as one of Dublin’s hippest hot spots. Situated on Nassua street, just look for the pink door, but be sure to make a reservation before hand as this is usually jam-packed.

Flanagans


A family run business since the 80′s, Flanagans is the place to go for proper home style meals. The Irish stew and the full Irish breakfast make this a must for repeat visits for anyone looking for a true taste of Ireland.

Winding Stair

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With an undeniable charm to it from the moment you enter – it’s literally up a winding staircase up to the restaurant, this higlhy praised eatery offer top class food at affordable prices.

Alfies
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A delightful Dublin restaurant that too often gets overlooked, the South William St stalworth has one of the best lunch offers in Dublin with a great pick and mix selection for only €10.

Pearl Brasserie Restaurant
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Awarded best fine dining restaurant in Dublin & Ireland in 2009, 2010 & 2011 Pearl Brasserie offers a delightful dinner experience without requiring a bloated bank account featuring a two course early bird menu at €25.

Jo ‘Burger
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Jo ‘Burger features burgers the size of a moderate sized child’s head all in a unique comic book style setting. Armed with some seriously seductive taste combos such as the ‘ikqezi’ burger(caramelized chili banana, bacon & goats cheese) Jo Burger is the go-to gourmet burger joint in town. Some say that Bunson Burger on Camden St is the new holy grail but their small menu and long wait times just can’t compare.

Locks Brasserie

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A romantic canal-side restaurant just a five minute taxi ride from the city centre, Locks Brasserie is the ideal place for couples.

Mr Bean’s Holiday

Mr Bean's Holiday?

What makes people burst into laugh when they are shown Mr. Bean’s performance? We all know Mr. Bean doesn’t talk much; his actions speak louder than words. In the upcoming film of Steve Bendelack i.e. Mr Bean’s Holidays, as you might expect, Mr. Bean continues to talk through his hat.

If you want to learn about Mr Bean’s journey for a simple holiday in detail, do browse the section Dublin Movies. This time too, he doesn’t fail to bring a laugh.

Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory?

Chazz Michael enters the sports arena and soon becomes a rock star. This swaggering macho man moves briskly, leaves a trail of thrashed ice and fans in his wake. But Jimmy Mac Elroy happens to be a man who goes hard with Chazz. Mac Elory gets credit for executing triple lutzes on the frozen pond of an orphanage…

Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer etc have spotted their spectacular performances in a Will Speck and Josh Gordon-directed-film. Visit Dublin Movies to get a detail review of Blades of Glory.

Meet the Robinsons

What if you ‘ld get a control to recover the lost memory of past and unlock a future or a world? Having a control of beings’ survival indeed fascinates but is something that can never take place. But, what you can do is to just sit back home, take some corns or fries, turn TV sets on and watch upcoming latest film, “Meet the Robinsons”… Complete review of Meet the Robinsons is just a single click away.