Dingle Gin & Tonic in the ‘Robert Mitchum Bar’ at Milltown House

Our signature cocktail in our cosy library-bar is the famous ‘Dingle Gin & Tonic’.

Our popular bar is named in honour of Robert Mitchum (the Hollywood star lived in Milltown House for a year while filming Oscar-winning movie ‘Ryans Daughter’ on location in Dingle, although his favourite tipple was Chivas Regal Scotch!).

Everyone has different opinions on how to best serve their Dingle Gin , but here’s how we make our Dingle Gin & Tonics and it seems to really work, we get rave reviews. Our style of serving Dingle Gin is mostly inspired by how we saw it done in the early days of the Distillery back in 2012, we’ve just tweaked it a wee bit.

How to make the best Dingle Gin and Tonic cocktails?

Our ‘Dingle Gin and tonic’ recipe:

  1. Get yourself a nice ‘goldfish bowl style Gin Glass, ideally from the Dingle Distillery
  2. 1/3 fill your glass with ice (we use 3 or 4 large cubes)
  3. Sprinkle a few juniper berries.
  4. Add 1 slice of freshly cut lime, 1 slice of freshly cut lemon and 1 big slice of freshly cut Grapefruit.
  5. Pour your Dingle Gin into the serving cup and then all over the ice and fruit in the Gin-glass.
  6. Pour Elderflower tonic from Fever Tree 
  7. Sprinkle some more juniper berries (one of the core ingredients in Gin and lovely to chew afterwards when soaked in Gin)
  8. Say ‘Slainte’ to one and all and be thankful for having the health to enjoy this moment 🙂


Stephen McPhilemy serving Dingle Gin and Tonic

Dingle Gin has been named ‘Best Gin in the world’ at the World Spirits Awards and is distilled 2 minutes walk away from Milltown House in the Dingle Distillery.

Slainte! Good Health to you!

Stephen, Patrick and the Milltown House team (both human and canine)

Dingle Gin & Tonic, the signature cocktails at Milltown House

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Francis Brennan and Stephen McPhilemy



The Robert Mitchum Bar at Milltown House, Dingle



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