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Meet our Mixologist: Helio

Helio Felipe.

Helio is the very talented Mixologist behind our March Cocktail of the Moment, ‘Ismaelilo’, which is available for the full month of March in our Lounge.


So let’s get to know him…

How long have you been working in the Beverage Industry?

I’ve worked in the Beverage Industry for 8 years now.

What’s your favourite aspect of your job?…tasting all the delicious cocktails?!

Learning about the new and different spirits on the market, I also have a huge interest in cocktail history. I would also say interacting with people and customers on a day to day basis, you hear a lot of interesting stories in this job!

What inspired you to create FIRE’s March Cocktail of the Moment the ‘Ismaelilo’?

Ismaelilo was my creation for the 2018 Havana Club Grand Prix Ireland cocktail competition. My idea was to bring the classic Cuban flavours on in a different, more fashionable and elegant way. Ismaelilo is a book of poems where Jose Marti, a great Cuban hero, expressed his nostalgia for his country during his exile due to his fight in the Cuban war of independence.

What’s the best cocktail you’ve ever had? 

A Caipirinha in Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

What inspires you?

Stories, places, people…basically everything inspires me!

And finally, living or dead, what four people would you like to enjoy a cocktail with…?

Vanessa (my Wife), Jerry Thomas, Rick Sanchez and Akira Toryama.


Interested in learning how to make some of our FIRE Signature Cocktails?

Discover all the secrets and learn about the premium spirits and fresh ingredients we use to make our cocktails during a private cocktail masterclass. Master the art of mixing the perfect martini, muddling a mojito or shaking a margarita!

We have a number of options available for our Cocktail Masterclasses:

  1. Cocktail Masterclass €38.00 per person
  2. Cocktail Masterclass with a selection of canapés. €50.00 per person
  3. Cocktail Masterclass followed by a delicious two-course meal in our multi-award winning restaurant. €65.00 per person

Our cocktail masterclasses are ideal for group parties, company team building, client events and much more! Available daily.


For further information or to make a booking, contact our team on: 

T: + 353 (0) 1 676 7200

E: FIRE@mansionhouse.ie