The Dubliners who took to ale showed what seemed a clear contempt for the stuff by sprinkling fruit cordial into it – a row of cordial shakers stood on every bar and the choice included raspberry.
That’s a claim made by ‘Dublin boy’ Gerard Fay in a 1965 article about Guinness called ‘My Goodness…’ and included in The Complete Imbiber Vol. 8 edited by Cyril Ray.
This is the first we’ve ever heard of this practice and it sounds very… Un-Irish.
Can anyone confirm or deny? And is anyone else up for giving it a go?