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Galway Races Margarita

With Saint Patrick's Day right around the corner, we wanted to pay our respects to Ireland by taking inspiration from the beloved tradition of Irish storytelling in one of its most popular forms. This year, the cocktails at Dancing Bears Restaurant are inspired by Irish traditional song and music. So make yourself a tasty beverage, sit back and enjoy a few of our favorite songs by some of our favorite artists.


If you were to capture the spirit of Irish camaraderie and celebration and put it to music what you would have is The Galway Races. From finery to festivity, the week-long Galway Races is Ireland's brightest display of celebration and camaraderie and if you were to capture the spirit and put it to music, you would have the song of the same name. It's about music and dance, horses and jockeys, style and spirit, food and frivolity and most importantly, it's about finding friends old and new.

Our Galway Races margarita takes its inspiration this song, made famous by The Dubliners in 1967. Every party needs a great margarita and the Galway Races is a great party. This color block cocktail is a bold call out to the Irish flag and its flavors, much like attendees to the eponymous event, have origins from many different locations. We've included a recording by Jim McCann in concert, make yourself a cocktail and come back to enjoy a bit of a story and a tune!

Jim McCann - The Galway Races


1 ounce Sauza Tequila
1/2 ounce Triple Sec Orange Liqueur
1/2 ounce Midori Melon Liqueur
1 1/2 ounce of Sour Mix
Garnish: Thick Orange Slice


  1. Salt the rim of a rocks glass and fill with ice.
  2. Shake all ingredients together and pour over the ice.
  3. Garnish with a thick slice of orange.

Created by Jamielynn Brydalski
Sunset through a set of wide bay windows
Sunset through a set of wide bay windows