Edinburgh’s Cocktails in the City is back this year following a sell out event in 2014.
An evening of cocktail making and drinks entertainment, the festival brings together sixteen handpicked bars from across the city to create amazing cocktail concoctions under one roof. Visitors experience the capital city’s diverse and vibrant bar scene through one-to-one cocktail tuition by the finest bartenders, live cocktail demonstrations on the main stage and having a taste of signature cocktails crafted just for the show.
Visitors can enjoy one-to-one cocktail tuition by the cities finest bartenders, live cocktail demonstrations on the main stage by the best bars and fantastic music by DJ’s, along with great food.
Where is the festival held?
The festival will be held in the magnificent surroundings of the “Sistine Chapel of Edinburgh”, The Mansfield Traquair. The venue is absolutely unique with grand neo-Romanesque architecture and exquisite murals adorning the interior walls. The grandeur and beauty of the space make it a vital piece of Edinburgh’s architectural and artistic heritage and provide a stunning setting for a special cocktail night out for guests.
Mansfield Traquir. Picture: Contributed
Mansfield Traquair is located at 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB.
The best bars in Scotland’s capital will be in attendance featuring signature cocktails made from a full range of delightful drinks such as gin, beer, liqueurs and whisky that have been especially prepared for the festival.
Can under-18s attend the event? No we are afraid it is over-18s only
Is there a dress code? No there isn't a dress code, so get as dressed up or as dressed down as you like.
Are festival goers allowed to film or photograph the event? Yes, we actively encourage taking photos and creating vidoes of the event and sharing them on the Facebook page as well as Instagram through the hashtag
Will festival goers need to pay for drinks via a token system? Yes tokens will be £6 with one token getting you one drink.
Can festival goers bring cash, cards or both? Both cash paper money and plastic will be accepted as methods of payment.
Will there be first aiders on site? Yes, there will be first aiders at the event should they be needed.
Is there access for wheelchair users? Yes there is access for wheelchair users.
What is the food provision at the event? Beautiful bowls of food from the Heritage Portfolio, one vegetarian option and two meat options.
Bar Name: Treacle
Cocktail Name: Chambord Shrub
• 25ml Chambord
• 25ml Vodka
• 25ml Raspberry & Balsamic Shrub
• 12.5ml Fresh Lemon Juice
• 12.5ml Rosemary Syrup
• Top Soda Water
Shake all ingredients hard with cubed ice. Strain into a mini Chambord bottle and top with soda. Garnish with Rosemary
Glass: Rocks Glass
Bar Name: 56 North
Cocktail Name: The Dunnet Fling
Picture: 56 North
• 40ml Rock Rose Gin
• 10ml Grand Marnier
• 15ml Blood Orange Juice
• 10ml Lemon Juice
• 5ml Maraschino
Shake all ingredients in boston shaker over cubed ice.
Double strain into chilled coupette glass.
Garnish with Dehydrated Orange Rim and sprig of Rosemary
Glass: Martini Glass
Bar Name: Juniper Cocktail
Name: Morning Elixir
• 40ml No. 3 Gin
• 40ml Homemade Autumn Spice Mix
• 40ml Clarified Milk
• Coffee Beans
• Whipped Double Cream
This is a drink that takes days to prepare the spice mix infused with coffee bean but then the ingredients are shake together, served over cubed ice in a takeaway coffee cup and topped with whipped double cream.
Glass: Coffee Cup
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