Orange twists are being touted as a “new way of drinking” by the Irish Pub Owners Association (IPOA) as it looks to become a “bang citrus bar”.
The association’s executive director, James Dolan, said it was the latest trend in the cocktail-heavy UK market, which has seen bar owners turn their pubs into “bang-a-licious” hangouts.
“Bang citrus is something that is gaining popularity, as people in Ireland are not used to drinking cocktails in pubs and people are looking for something different,” Mr Dolan told The Irish Sun.
The bar-owners association will host a launch party at its Dublin office next week to promote the idea. “
I’m hoping we can bring it here and it will be a new way of having fun in a pub.”
The bar-owners association will host a launch party at its Dublin office next week to promote the idea.
It said that while it had no plans to start serving orange twists in pubs, it was open to experimenting with different flavours and cocktails in bars and pubs.
“It would be great if we could introduce the concept and have the pubs around the country start doing it,” Mr Lyle said.
“That would be a great start for us.”
Mr Dameron said that when it came to the “bang” part of the word, he was looking at a “barker” or “bitter” flavour and adding a “sour” element.
Mr Dannon said the idea was to try and create a bar-like atmosphere, rather than a traditional cocktail bar.
“We’re looking at this from the bar, which is a very simple concept and a lot more about the drinks themselves,” he said.
The IPOA’s chief executive, Stephen Dolan said that the association wanted to be a “community body” to “build the future of Ireland”.
Mr Dola said that he was excited by the opportunity to see “the world of bars and restaurants in Ireland”, and to bring the trend to pubs and bars in the future.
“The concept of an ‘bang bar’ will be something that will be in the back of people’s minds as they look for a place to drink in Dublin,” he added.
“There is no doubt that it will draw the attention of tourists and it could become an opportunity for the local pub to open up a little bit more and have some fun.”