Jane comes second in Guinness World Record attempt

Dundalk barmaid Jane Meehan finished joint second last weekend during a Guinness World record attempt to make the most Irish coffees in three minutes. Rory McGee from the Shelbourne hotel in Dublin created a new record by making a scarcely believable 49 Irish Coffees in just three minutes but he was pushed all the way by Jane who finished with a hugely impressive total of 41.
Jane who learnt her trade in the Northend Bar in Bridge St. which is run by her parents Sheila and Paul was representing her current employers Russell’s Bar.
The competition was created by Paddy’s Irish Whiskey to celebrate International Irish Coffee Day and saw five bartenders from all over the country go head to head to see who could create the new world record. The event took place in the Old Storehouse in Temple Bar, Dublin and according to Jane she enjoyed the experience immensely.
“I got involved in the competition through being a member of the Ladies of Liquor which is a group set up by a number of girls who work locally in the drinks industry. It’s basically a place where we can share tips and network and talk about opportunities and things that may be happening in the industry. I was asked to put my name forward for this Guinness World Record attempt and I thought why not? I sent in a video to the organisers and from there I got chosen to represent Russell’s in the competition. I had a brilliant day out and wasn’t nervous at all. I had a few practice runs beforehand and tried out different techniques to get the Irish Coffees made as quickly as possible and on the day it went pretty well although not quite good enough to finish in first spot.
“Every contestant had different techniques with some working better than others. There were a few strict rules including ensuring that the cream did not sink and that you had the right proportion of black and white in the glass. It was so much fun and who knows maybe I will return next year to try and beat the current record,” laughed Jane.

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