Cocktail carnival coming to capital

BARTENDERS at more than 40 capital bars are set to showcase their mixology skills in the inaugural Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend.

Tigerlily, The Printing Press, Copper Blossom, Epicurean, Le Monde, Badger & Co, The Refinery and Harvey Nichols are among the venues signed up to take part in the event, which will take place from October 6 to 8.
The weekend will also include a series of masterclasses and tastings; registration for masterclasses opens four weeks before the event, with priority being given to those who have bought wristbands for the weekend.

Organiser of the event Gary Anderson said: “Our vision is to bring the city to life with cocktails and create unique experiences through exciting brand collaborations and pop-up spaces. It’s all about tasting your way around the city, discovering new bars and flavours and feeling like you’re part of something exciting. ”