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New Guinness World Record set for Irish Coffees

A new Guinness World Record made history on Saturday in Dublin's Temple Bar. Four bartenders went...
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

14.29 25 Jan 2020


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New Guinness World Record set...

New Guinness World Record set for Irish Coffees

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

14.29 25 Jan 2020


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A new Guinness World Record made history on Saturday in Dublin's Temple Bar.

Four bartenders went head to head for the title to make the most Irish Coffees in three minutes.

The feat also coincided with International Irish Coffee Day.

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Comedian and actor Paddy Courtney hosted the event in the Old Storehouse.

Rory McGee from The Shelbourne, Cork, Jane Meehan of Russels Saloon, Dundalk, Séamus Óg Birt from Me & Mrs Jones, Portstewart in Derry, Sean Whelan of Café en Seine, Dublin and Max McPherson of Bootleggers, Belfast went head to head.

The ultimate winner was Rory McGee from The Shelbourne, Cork - who managed to make 49 Irish Coffees in three minutes.

On his win he said: "I'm so proud to have won a Guinness World Record, everybody loves an Irish Coffee and what better way to celebrate it than to make history with it."

George Roberts, country manager with Hi-Spirits Ireland, added: "The Irish Coffee is renowned around the world but it might be the most underutilised cocktail in Ireland.

"It is a drink of which we as Irish people can be proud."

Previously, Irish Coffees have been used for a number of world records - such as the largest Irish Coffee, which stands at an outstanding 234-gallons.

The record for the most Irish Coffees sold in a day was 2,223 in San Francisco.

But this was the first attempt at creating Irish Coffees in a specific time limit.

Main image: Paddy Courtney at today's event. Photo: Julien Behal Photography

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