Barmbrack Sour

Long before trick or treating took over Halloween, Irish children would go door to door asking "Apples or Nuts?" in search of a slice of Barmbrack, a currant loaf baked with a lucky ring hidden inside. It's this old Irish tradtion that's inspired our Barmbrack.

A Halloween, candied fruit bread isn’t the most conventional of cocktail inspirations, but in true Tullamore D.E.W. style, we don’t get inspired by the ordinary. 

The serve

The Barmbrack is true Irish Soul Food. It's the loaf's candied, warm, nutty notes which we’ve taken to inform the flavour and texture of the Tullamore D.E.W. Barmbrack. 

We’re great believers in the saying ‘You only get out what you put in’, and, when you see how much goes into a Barmbrack Sour, you’ll know what sort of pleasure to expect drinking one.


  • Add 50ml Tullamore D.E.W. Original, 1 barspoon quality apricot jam, 20ml fresh lemon juice, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 15ml egg white and a pinch of cinnamon to shaker.
  • Dry shake without ice then add ice and shake hard.
  • Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with crushed toasted pecans and a light dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg.