Cocktail of the Month

Serve of the month with Bushmills Black Bush

Serve of the month with Bushmills Black Bush

Black Bush & Apple

Serve of the month with Bushmills Black Bush

Gary McCalmont, area manager of Stokers Halt, The Four Trees Moira and Tate’s

In the latest of a regular series, we ask local bartenders to showcase a signature serve featuring the superb premium spirits brands presented by Proximo. Gary McCalmont, area manager of Stokers Halt, The Four Trees Moira and Tate’s, shares a signature serve for Bushmills Black Bush.

The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is Bushmills Black Bush.


35ml Bushmills Black Bush

Sparkling apple juice

Served in a tall glass with ice

Garnished with a lime wedge

“Black Bush has just introduced Black Bush & Apple as a new serve and held a tasting in Stokers Halt at the end of July,” says Gary McCalmont. “It’s a great combination, and I’m sure it will extend the appeal of Black Bush as a long drink.”

About the bartender

Now area manager of the Approachable Group venues Stokers Halt in Ballyhackamore, The Four Trees in Moira and recent acquisition Tate’s in Holywood, Gary McCalmont is well established in the local trade. Having started out working in Lisburn area venues such as the Homestead Inn and The Gaffe Cutter from an early age, Gary then spent six years in hospitality on the Stena HSS before he found his land legs again at The Elbow Rooms in Belfast. A stint in Carrickfergus followed, at The Northgate and then as manager of The Point for four years, followed by three years at Wetherspoon property The Tuesday Bell in Lisburn. The trade has kept him young, Gary says, and he enjoys the wide array of people he meets as well as diversification of the bar trade to embrace local craft beers and spirits.

Bushmills & associated logos are trade marks owned by The Old Bushmills Distillery Company Limited, Bushmills, County Antrim. Please drink responsibly.

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