Mariah Carey pays tribute to her Irish roots with new liqueur brand

Mariah Carey.

Songstress Mariah Carey has launched a new brand of Irish cream liqueur to honour her Irish heritage.

Posting on Twitter, Carey posed in evening dress on a sandy beach beside a bottle of the new drink, “Two years in the making. Truly a cause for celebration,” she said.

Her grandparents are originally from County Cork in southern Ireland and her father, Alfred Roy Carey, is Venezuelan.

‘Black Irish’ will be on sale in three flavours, original, white chocolate and salted caramel.

Mariah previously said, “White people have a difficult time with mixed race. It’s like, my mother’s white, she’s so Irish, she loves Ireland, she’s like, yay, Ireland! Waving the flag and singing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. And that’s great. I appreciate that and respect it,

“But there’s a whole other side of me that makes me who I am and makes people uncomfortable. My father identified as a black man. No one asked him because he was clearly black.

“But people always ask me. If we were together, people would look at us in a really strange way. It sucked. As a little girl, I had blond hair and they’d look at me, look at him, and be disgusted,” Carey told The Guardian.


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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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