Cocktail event set to make capital return

Edinburgh Cocktail Week
The event kicks off on October 15

FIFTY cocktail bars across the capital are set to take part in this year’s Edinburgh Cocktail Week.

Running from October 15 to 21, the event aims to build on last year’s inaugural festival and has this year been extended from a weekend to a full week.

The core format, however, will remain the same: attendees buy a wristband and can then enjoy £4 cocktails from any of the 50 bars participating in the event; there are three types of wristband: weekday (£6), weekend (£8), and week-long (£13.50).

Organiser Gary Anderson said: “We are delighted to announce the dates for Edinburgh Cocktail Week and share the changes we are making to the event to build and improve upon last year. Edinburgh has an amazing and growing cocktail scene, and Edinburgh Cocktail Week will champion that to locals and visitors to the city. We are working on another couple of new elements for the event this year and look forward to revealing these over the next few months.”