Cocktails, talk and tasting with Andy Ferreira and Ally Kelsey | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

Cocktails from locality to mindfulness with with Cork based Andy Ferreira together with London based Ally Kelsey

Cocktails from locality to mindfulness...

Cocktail demo and tasting with Andy Ferreira and Ally Kelsey

Andy and Ally will revert back to a time of community and shared local produce, and look at how bars and the drinks industry as a collective is trying to minimise waste while using the products around us and harnessing the science available to us, showing what the future might hold. Expect lots of friendly Celtic banter on this Cocktail journey!

Andy Ferreira is a bartender from Cork, he has travelled the world bartending and is the manager of Cocktail Bar 'Cask'. His events and consultancy company Raise the Bar places a big emphasis on farm to glass cocktails and whenever possible they use locally foraged ingredients. He met his Celtic counterpart 'Chemical Ally', Kelsey while working on the Jameson Bartender Academy.

Ally Kelsey originally from Glasgow is the current venue manager of the multi award winning White Lyan Cocktail Bar in East London. White Lyan is the first bar in the world that has no perishables at all; that means no ice, no citrus or other fresh fruit. Winner of ‘Most Creative Bar’ by Timeout Bar Awards 2016. Ally has spent 14 years bartending in Glasgow and London and has been a frequent visitor to Ballymaloe. Lover of Whisk(e)y, cocktails and everything delicious.

Date: Saturday 20th May
Venue: Drinks Theatre
Time: 20.00- 21.00


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