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Juniper Festival launches create your own mixer experience

A new event will take place at this year's Juniper Festival.

Published: September 12, 2021
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Debuting at this year’s Juniper Festival, which starts on 1 October at Summerhall, Edinburgh, is a Create Your Own Mixer experience, hosted by organisers Summerhall Drinks Lab.

Guests will be invited to the Mixer Lab to smell and taste a variety of flavours before creating their own bespoke mixer to pair with the gin of their choice.

They will then get to personalise their label and watch as their mixers are canned and sealed for them.

The Create Your Own Mixer joins other experiences, talks and masterclasses at Juniper Festival, where guests are encouraged to learn and experiment all while sampling the delicious gin on offer.

Exhibitors attending the festival have began to be announced on Juniper Festival’s social media channels, and include new gin brands such as Never Never from Australia, Tayport Distillery and 1881 Distillery, as well as returning exhibitors such as Seven Crofts and Pixel Spirits.

Jamie Shields of Summerhall Drinks Lab said: “A few of our exhibitors offer gin schools to create your own bespoke gin, so we thought we’d offer a complimentary service – create your own mixer.

"We’ll guide guests through flavour pairings and what will work with their favourite gins, all adding to the educational aspect that’s been front and centre of Juniper Festival since its beginning.”

Juniper Festival is Scotland’s original gin festival, debuting back in 2014 at the start of the Scottish gin boom.

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The event returns for its seventh year of showcasing the best gin from Scotland and from further afield, with exhibitors providing all sampling as part of the ticket price, drinks and bottles available to purchase, and free talks and masterclasses covering a variety of topics.

Tickets are £20 with £2 from each ticket sold donated to Trees for Life to help rewild Scotland’s Highlands, and are available online.

The Create Your Own Mixer experience will cost £4 for a four pack of bespoke mixers, payable at the festival.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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