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This weeks Cocktail is a Cosmopolitan

We have a great offer at Kelly’s Clontarf of a
70cl bottle of Smirnoff for just €19.99!


  • 120ml vodka
  • 60ml orange liqueur
  • 60ml cranberry juice
  • juice of 1 lime


  • Combine vodka, lime juice, triple sec, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a lime or orange wedge.

It’s Sangria Season!

Sangria is an alcoholic wine drink originating from Spain and traditionally made with red wine, chopped fruits and brandy or orange juice. More modern versions of the drink are made with white wine as well as sparkling water and sweeteners.

Sangria is festive, fruity and fun! It’s a perfect party punch to pair with Spanish tapas or Mexican food. Cold sangria is undeniably great on hot summer days.

What you will need to make Sangria:

  • 2 oranges chopped
  • 2 Pears chopped
  • 2 Lemons 1 chopped, 1 juiced
  • 200g red berries, chopped (we used strawberries and cherries)
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ice
  • 750ml bottle light red wine
  • 100ml Spanish brandy
  • 300ml sparkling water
Dada is the perfect wine to make Sangria. We are selling Dada at Kelly’s Clontarf for €9.99

How to Make Sangria…

  1. Add diced pears, berries, oranges, lemons and lemon juice to a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
  2. Add red wine, brandy, orange juice, caster sugar and cinnamon and stir all the ingredients together.
  3. Refrigerate sangria for 3 to 4 hours, up to overnight, before serving.
  4. Serve sangria over a glass of ice. Top with sparkling water, if desired.


Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp granulated sugar
Small handful mint leaves, plus extra sprig to serve
60ml White Rum
Soda Water, to taste

Put the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a small jug, crushing the mint as you go – you can use the end of a rolling pin for this. Pour into a tall glass and add a handful of ice.
Pour over the rum, stirring with a long-handled spoon. Top up with soda water, garnish with mint
serve and enjoy.
Cheers from all at Kelly’s!

Introducing Double Barrel Wines at Kelly’s Off-Licence

Our concept is to provide Clontarf with a complete wine experience. We are very proud of our extensive range of wines. These wines are supplied to us by the top wine producers in the world.

We stock over 700 wines, many are exclusive to Kelly’s. We sell everything from the top fine wines in the world but not forgetting that we also have over 40 wines on special offer every week.

Here at Kelly’s we are your local wine specialist. We pride ourselves in having over 100 years of wine knowledge in our staff.


Wine Tasting

We enjoy sharing our knowledge about wines with you every week by introducing you to our latest wines with wine tastings every Saturday afternoon.


Do you have a favourite wine that you wish Kelly’s stocked? – Let us know and we will do our best to stock it for you!

We have access to over 50 wine suppliers worldwide.


BEST KEPT SECRET (Until now)! We stock Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Record-Breaking Rosé called Miraval.


  • Ice Buckets
  • Coravin Wine Openers
  • Specialised Wine Glasses – Burgundy & Chianti etc.
  • Gift Bags & Hampers

Kelly’s WINE CLUB Coming Soon

We will be launching the Double Barrel Wine Club at Kelly’s in the coming months. It’s something we very excited about…we’ll keep you posted!

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