The “Holy Water” cocktail of the Rúibín bar in Galway described as “shame”
The new cocktail at a Galway pub has sparked heated debate online.
Úibín Cocktail Bar in Galway City Center has posted its new fall cocktail menu on its Facebook page which features ‘Rúibín Holy Water’.
The cocktail is a blend of Hennessey, spiced rum, grapefruit, lime, peychaud bitter and plum, and clarified with milk.
However, in an image posted earlier, which has since appeared to have been deleted, the cocktail is served with a piece of sacramental bread on the side, prompting angry comments.
“It’s a shame,” replied one person.
“For Catholics, the Eucharist is sacred. Your mockery is deeply upsetting.
Another added: “Do you have a Muslim cocktail version or are they just Christians you want to insult? “
Another nods: “Good question. In fact, it is blasphemous!
Another adds: “Easily triggered eh? You Christians are so easily triggered. It’s astonishing, well maybe not, that instead of trying to defend your religion, you attack Muslims directly… ”
However, others saw the funny side.
In response, one person wrote: “To be fair to the Rúibín Bar & Restaurant, I am 100% sure that their holy water cocktail with Communion on the side is much tastier than the altar wine they serve on stage in your local Catholic Church. I should know that; I tasted it in my local sacristy. Think vinegar and reduce yourself.
Another added: “It looks so good – fair play! I can’t wait to try the new additions, especially Rúibín Holy Water. If a very small number of people get annoyed about a little gadget every now and then, they must find new hobbies. “
Galway Beo said when they reached out to the manager for comment, he said the name of the cocktail was just “a little craic”.
Sundayworld.com asked the bar for comment.
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