Bars to come together for Edinburgh’s Cocktails in the City

Jason Cormack, Dominique Di Rollo, Ross Bryant, Kaiko Tulloch, Dale Rodger

The full line-up of bars coming together for this year’s Cocktails in the City festival in Edinburgh has been revealed.

The event aimed at cocktail lovers returns to Mansfield Traquair on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October, with 4,500 drinks expected to be shaken, stirred and poured for 1,500 visitors.

Eighteen of Edinburgh’s cocktail bars will each have their own pop-up bar, showcasing signature drinks and the theatre of cocktail making, partnering with different drinks brands. They are:

  • Treacle & Chambord
  • Heads & Tales & Edinburgh Gin
  • Bar Soba & Grey Goose
  • Juniper Bar & Arbikie
  • Bryant and Mack & Southern Comfort
  • Malmaison & Caorunn Gin
  • The Blackbird & Jack Daniel’s Old No 7
  • Nightcap & Death’s Door Gin
  • The Voodoo Rooms & Evan Williams
  • Panda & Sons & Banks Rum
  • Hoot the Redeemer & Disaronno
  • The Whistle Stop Barber Shop & Jim Beam Double Oak
  • Badger & Co & Courvoisier VSOP

There will be one guest bar from London: The Cocktail Trading Co, partnered with cocktail ingredient specialist Funkin.

In the spirit of friendly rivalry, participating bars will be asked to create a cocktail inspired by “a taste of Edinburgh”. Bars will devise a new cocktail recipe, drawing on the city’s history, heritage or local produce.

Festival-goers can take part in an Alice in Wonderland live escape game, an interactive cocktail masterclass or dance to the sounds of the resident DJ providing the soundtrack to the night.

Event organiser Tabara N’Diaye said: “Every year we challenge ourselves to build on previous festivals and make each event even better than the one before.

“This year we’re delighted to welcome the highest number of bars we’ve ever had at Cocktails in the City Edinburgh.

“Many of these bars are new to the city which makes it a great opportunity to check out the new talent on the block as well as sampling a real taste of Edinburgh with the incredible cocktails on offer.”

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Pictured left to right: Jason Cormack, Dominique Di Rollo, Ross Bryant, Kaiko Tulloch and Dale Rodger

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