Hugh Jordan Christmas Competition

Come and enter my Hugh Jordan Christmas Competition and win a gorgeous full set of copper coctail ware worth just under €100.00.  It's that time of the year where you prepare to spend more time with friends and family. This year do it with extra flair! 

Hugh Jordan Christmas Competition

I do like doing the odd competition around Christmas time. Last year brought you such beauties as the Goatbridge Trout Competition , the Bread & Bones Competition , the Arran Street East Competition  and the Conrad Dublin Gin & Oysters Competition.  Well this year, as November is slowly coming to an end, I bring you the Hugh Jordan Christmas Competition.

I want one of you to win this set of cocktails shakers, stirrers and assorted accessories. It will bring a shiny bit of glamour to your celebrations over the Christmas period. They are a funky alternative to the usual glasses and they will just make your cocktails that little bit fancier during the season. 

Although this is not a sponsored post, Hugh Jordan are gifting the set to the winner which means I have not paid for this myself. 

Hugh Jordan Christmas Competition



As you can see from the above photo, this set should help you to impress friends and family with your mixology accessories. If only I had more space in my kitchen, I would be down the new Hugh Jordan Bride Street shop for a spot of retail therapy in a hot minute. 

I’ve decided to keep this Hugh Jordan Christmas Competition simple so here are the rules.  Judge’s decision is final. 

  • You must be aged 18 or over. 
  • You must be resident in Ireland. 
  • This prize cannot be exchanged for cash. 
  • Only one entry per person. 
  • You don’t need to tag, like, follow, RT or anything but sharing is caring.
  • All you need to do is to tell me a story about your favourite cocktail. Tell me if you make it and if so how, or tell me where is your favourite bar to drink it at? And who with? Leave me a comment under this blog post with a good cocktail story and you’re in the draw! Only comments left under this post will count as an entry in the competition.
  • The competition will run from Saturday the 25th of November to Saturday the 2nd of December at midnight. 
  • The winner will be announced on the Sunday 3rd of December. 

I’ll get the ball rolling! For me, the best cocktails are more about the moment in time and who you were with at the time than the actual drink itself. It does however help when you get a cocktail prepared by someone who knows what they’re doing. My favourite cocktails have always been the post-theatre ones with my friend Nicki. When she was still living in Dublin (she’s in Scotland now), we would go see a cheap play maybe once a month and follow that up with a cocktail to chat about what we’d just seen. Those were worry free times and we sampled some of the best cocktails around the town. When I’m too lazy to go out I mix my own at home and use some of these gin garnishes

Now it’s your turn, good luck with this Hugh Jordan Christmas Competition and I look forward to reading your entries! 


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  1. Louise Whittle says:

    Just like you i associate Cocktails with friends and last Xmas after meeting a gang of Waterford friends who are hard to catch up with what with busy lives ( we go back almost 20 years) we had after dinner cocktails in Davy Macs Gin Bar where the staff prepared an array of Gin based cocktails using local Thin Gin & Blackwater with my favourite with juniper and rosemary and a poachers tonic from Wexford lots of giggles and reminiscing followed several cocktails…bliss

    1. Hi Louise, delighted to say that you have won the prize. Do give me a shout to organise delivery please 🙂

  2. Louise Whittle says:

    Merry Christmas

  3. Carol Smaul says:

    My favourite cocktail is a gin martini, dry, always with an olive, never with a twist… I’ve had many many gin martinis over the years, a recent very good one was at Wilde in The Westbury, perfectly made combination exactly how I like it 🍸

  4. Laura says:

    Is it fair to say my favourite cocktail is a gin and tonic? Mainly cos I don’t have many cocktail memories – the mixture of spirits whips me out 🤣

  5. My favourite cocktails are Martinis which my husband makes at New Year. He NEVER makes cocktails, and I rarely drink them at any other time… but once a year he gets out all the bits and bobs, and we drink responsibly (pfff, yeah… it’s New Year!) together and have much better craic sitting on the sofa in front of the fire drinking Martinis and listening to music than we would at a bar or a fancy event. That’s why I love them (and one of the many reasons I love him too). Also, I’ve never had one in a bar that I liked as much as his home-made ones. He has a knack, I think.

  6. Cat O Broin says:

    As if one week ago I have a new favourite cocktail – has to be hot at this time of year and an Irish Coffee made with a measure of Baileys and a half measure of Frangelico is what (alcohol-, caffeine- and sugar-induced) dreams are made of.

    1. Cat O Broin says:

      A slug of something nice in a hot drink is the only alcohol I ever take alone – so this one is a me-time treat!

  7. Jane says:

    My dad loves cocktails and makes them pretty often but my favourite was the Cosmopolitans he made while we were all getting ready for my wedding. They were probably a bit strong for that time of the morning but they were delicious and I love the photo of him in the kitchen shaking away.

  8. I recently invented a cocktail thanks to superfluous syrup when I was poaching rhubarb during the summer. I mixed the rhubarb syrup with freshly squeezed lime juice. I added amaretto over ice and made it tall with san pellegrino sparkling. Delicious!

  9. Janice Lowry says:

    I adore cocktails. But my absolute favourite (one I can almost taste in my mouth as I type this) is one that I always get on holidays. We visit the same resort in Malaga most years, and always visit a little beach hut called Larrys. Well, Larry makes the best mojito EVER. They use a dark rum, and brown sugar along with agave syrup,( muddled in with the other ingredients- mint, lime, soda water etc) which makes it a tad different than your bog standard mojito that you can try anywhere. There’s something about the fact that it’s slightly darker and sweeter than a regular mojito, along with sitting beside the little beach hut in the heat & sunshine with the sand between your toes that always makes this my favourite cocktail experience!! Now I wish I was in the summer sunshine instead of freezing my bum off in Dublin!!

  10. I was lucky enough to go to an Espresso martini making class last night in Dublin hosted by Grey Goose. Espresso martini’s remind me of our friends Dan and Shauna and we drank them this summer on a weekend away in Galway. But turns out thanks to the lesson that we were doing it all wrong….! We’ll just have to try them again. Apparently the secret is salt and not sugar 🙂

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