Sunday 25 June 2017

Irishman inspired Glasgow Christmas market’s must-have ‘Mulled Buckfast’

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Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A stall at Glasgow’s annual Christmas market has credited an Irishman for inspiring their popular holiday hit, Mulled Buckfast.

While many associate the tonic wine with college debauchery and atrocious hangovers, stall-owner Mark Frazer said the twist on the traditional mulled wine has gone down a treat with market-goers.

Speaking to Glasgow’s Evening Times, the business man admitted the golden idea was inspired by a mystery Irishman last year.

"An Irishman came up with the idea and the Scottish are going mad for it,” he said.

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"You get people walking past who are laughing and then you give them a sample and they say it's beautiful. The next minute they're downing it.

"Some people are parting it and I say 'Come on over and have a sample' and they say 'No no I'm not gonna take that there's no way, I hate it'.

"I say 'Just give it a wee taste for a second to see how things go'. They taste it and then say, 'Yeah I'll have one of them'.”

Frazer said his customers are so impressed with the £4 (€4.72) offering, that they are taking bottles home to attempt a similar concoction over the Christmas break.

"They're buying the bottles so they can mix it for themselves on the way home."

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