Glasgow bar launches limited edition Irn-Bru cocktails in honour of Tom Walker

To celebrate the BRIT Breakthrough winner's tour, which is coming to Glasgow's Barrowlands tomorrow night, newly opened dive bar, The Dam, has created two special Irn-Bru cocktails.

Published 25th Apr 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The first of the Irn-Bru cocktails is titled 'Just You and I(rn-Bru) - the OG Ginger Spritz' and consists of Arbikie's Kirsty's gin and sparkling Sauvignon wine topped with Irn Bru and served in a can with a thistle garnish.

Glasgow bar Irn-Bru cocktails
Picture: OG Ginger Spritz

Fans of something smokier should try their other creation - a 'Dam' Take Me On Tour', which features Monkey Shoulder blended malt whisky, bitters and a sweet Irn-Bru syrup, served with a Tom Walker-esque Polaroid picture of yourself.

Inspired after hearing that singer-songwriter Tom used to be a photo booth operator at weddings, the inventive mixologists will stir the cocktail, offer up a beanie hat prop and then snap a picture on a Polaroid camera.

After they unleash their best beard-drawing skills with a sharpie on the photo and pour the last liquid drop into your glass, the Polaroid photo will be pegged and served on the side.

Glasgow bar Irn-Bru cocktails
Picture: Dam Bartender Angus with Take Me On Tour Cocktail

Both cocktails - priced at £7 each - have been created as a nod to Tom's love of Scotland's iconic ginger drink, and are available now until Sunday in The Dam, which is open seven days a week from 9am till late.

Speaking about the Take Me On Tour cocktails, The Dam Glasgow co-owner Michael Woods said: “Our bar team love making fine-tasting cocktails, and we thought we’d give Tom a bit of tongue-in-cheek support since it’s his big debut at the Barrowlands.

"We do things a bit differently at The Dam, and our ambition since opening has always been to let everyone have a Dam’ good time, and these cocktails are a perfect excuse to do just that.

“I’ve tried them all, and they’re proper tasty. Come and try them if you’re game, Tom. We’ll leave a light on for you….”

Glasgow bar Irn-Bru cocktails
Picture: both of the cocktails which are available until Sunday

The bar is also running a competition to find the best photos of their cocktail. For your chance to win just head in to try either of the drinks at the Dam, post on Instagram with #DamTakeMeOnTour and they’ll reward their favourite snap with a delicious brunch and drinks for two.

The Dam, which launched earlier this year brings a rock and roll vibe to Brunswick Street with the low lit bar, red neon signs and luxe draped curtains setting the mood for late nights and basement gigs downstairs in their underground club.

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As well as drinks, the kitchen serves up brunch classics such as egg dishes, homemade pizza, hangover busting burgers and crispy chicken wings - ideal for lazy weekend dining.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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