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Edinburgh restaurant launches limited edition cocktails for World Whisky Day

To celebrate this year’s World Whisky Day on Saturday 18 May, The Ivy on the Square is inviting guests to enjoy a series of limited-edition whisky liqueur cocktails.

Published: May 9, 2019
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The special menu, which has been created in collaboration with award-winning malt whisky liqueur Bruadar, will be available at the Edinburgh restaurant for World Whisky Day, from Monday 13 to Monday 20 May.

Cocktail connoisseurs can sip three different Bruadar-based cocktails, ranging from fresh and fruity to fragrant and zesty, at The Ivy on the Square’s bar.

The Gaelic Dream (£8.50) combines Bruadar with raspberry puree, coconut milk, lemon juice, lime juice and lavender syrup for a deliciously sweet, smooth way to enjoy Scotland’s national drink this World Whisky Day.

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The cocktails have been created with Bruadar

Those who prefer things a little more sweet and sour can try the Sloe and Smooth (£8.75), a twist on a classic gin fizz which highlights the unique flavours of Bruadar by pairing it with Plymouth sloe gin, lime juice and egg white.

Rounding off the limited-edition World Whisky Day cocktail menu is the Ruby Malt (£8.50), a refreshing blend of Bruadar, Martini Rubino vermouth, lemon juice, orange marmalade, orange bitters and ginger ale.

Bruadar, a malt whisky liqueur infused with the flavours of honey and sloe berries, is created in the heart of Perthshire by Morrison & Mackay Ltd. With sweet and subtle flavours, the liqueur is perfect for all whisky drinkers – whether enjoyed on the rocks or as part of a creative cocktail.

Jon Niemi, head bar manager at The Ivy on the Square, comments: “It’s always exciting to try and come up with something special for World Whisky Day, and I think the menu we’ve created this year is the perfect way to celebrate. The unique flavour of Bruadar means these cocktails are sure to be enjoyed by both whisky connoisseurs and those who are new to the spirit.”

Niel Hendriksz, from Morrison & Mackay Ltd, says: “We’re delighted to be working with The Ivy on the Square to mark this year’s World Whisky Day with a range of delicious limited-edition Bruadar cocktails. These creative concoctions highlight the exceptional flavours of our single malt liqueur, proving that whisky is one of the most versatile drinks there is.”

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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