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Ah, day drinking.

It's usually associated with long summer days but nothing much beats a few drinks during the day at any time of the year.

It feels better…probably because it feels like you shouldn't be doing it. 

And because you're usually hammered by 5pm, it often leads to hook-ups.

A study has revealed the most common drink that is the cause of these liaisons. 

Can you guess what it is?


Yep, that cheeky Barcardi you knock back or he Captain Morgans you order is what's getting you lucky.

So, what are the top picks during the day when it comes to the booze we're drinking? 

Top four beverages of choice are Champagne, beer, vodka, and tequila.

Day drinking seems to unleash a lot of hormones in people as they were 20% more likely to hook up with a friend while day drinking. 

When it comes to who we were getting locked with, most people were with friends while a high number of 34% were knocking them back with a stranger.

Women are four times more likely to hook up with a coworker during the day, can you believe it?

When you're out having a few during the day and wanna get with that hot colleague/mate you fancy, order two large rums and thank us later.


So, gin is definitely having a moment, with a number of gin festivals peppered throughout the summer events calendar. 

For those of us who are in the mood to try a brand new beverage, it could be time to opt for a delicious, warming rum.


Rumbullion is the latest alcohol festival to hit Dublin, and the annual event is taking place this weekend from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 of April.

The fest is being organised by Brewtonic and will take place at Wigwam on Middle Abbey Street. 

And what's one of the best parts about this event?

Well, a free drink, obviously. 

If you click attending on the event's Facebook page to sign up to the event, the guys and gals over at Wigwam will sort you out with a free Cuba Libre on the night.

As well as the free beverage, there will be live music, a series of DJs, rum-related games, foodie adventures, and, of course, the chance to try loads of rums on the day. 

We'll see you there. 


Sunday nights can be tough. You ALWAYS have that dread of knowing Monday is tomorrow and your weekend is nearly over.

So, why not forget about all that and delight yourself with this glorious, boozy, coconut hot chocolate. Sounds unreal, right?

It's super simple to make and you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen:


  • 30ml rum
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes (plus more for serving)
  • hot chocolate mix (if you can get white hot chocolate mix, even better)
  • coconut milk
  • whipped cream for serving


1. Prepare your hot chocolate with coconut milk, making sure there's no lumps left from the mixture. Leave to one side.

2. Then combine the rum, toasted coconut flakes and hot chocolate. Stir well.

3. Pour into a mug and dollop whipped cream on top. Sprinkle leftover coconut flakes and hey presto! You're good to go.

Now, all you need to do is get into your pjs, and snuggle up with some Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Sound.


If you need a little bit of scary Halloween inspo for your party, then look no further as these cocktails will impress your guests more than your zombie Marilyn Monroe costume.

Sweet Poison Cocktail


  • 1 measure dark rum
  • 2 measures coconut rum
  • 1 measure Blue Curacao
  • Pineapple juice
  • Pineapple wedge

1. Combine both rums and Blue Curacao in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then pour into a cocktail glass.

2. Fill the rest of the glass with chilled pineapple juice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.


Risen from the Grave Cocktail


  • 2 measure Citron vodka
  • 1 measure St. Germain
  • 1 measure strawberry pure
  • Strawberry and mint leaf

1. Combine the vodka and St. Germain in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake.

2. Pour strawberry puree into the bottom of a martini glass. Top with the vodka-St. Germain combination.

3. Garnish drink with a strawberry and a mint leaf.



Vampire Kiss Martini


  • 1 measure raspberry liqueur
  • 1 measure vodka
  • 1 measure champagne
  • Licorice and a wedge of blood orange

1. In a chilled martini glass, layer raspberry liqueur, vodka, and Champagne. Garnish with licorice and blood orange wedge.