Grassmarket gets new outdoor cocktail bars courtesy of Magnum

Scotland’s world champion curling team has swept into action to launch two new outdoor cocktail bar experiences in the heart of Edinburgh for spring and summer.

Team Mouat has joined forces with Scotch malt whisky cream liqueur, Magnum, to unveil the new venture at the Cold Town House in the city’s Grassmarket.

Created especially for the sunshine months social scene, the ‘Magnum Summer Terrace’ on both the rooftop of Cold Town House and on the Grassmarket itself will offer people the chance to drink in some of the best views of Edinburgh Castle.

In a move to shake up demand for the Scotch cream liqueur during the warmer summer months, Magnum has added some ‘cool creative magic’ with branded sun loungers, parasols and festoon lighting.

As it is typically seen as a wintertime festive drink, Magnum has teamed up with the mixologists at Cold Town House to create a choice of three new iced cocktails using the brand, including the Banana Colada, Choc N’ Chip and Strawberries N’ Cream.

A new summer-inspired Magnum Shooter Board and an individual selection of Magnum flavoured shots are also up for grabs, including Peaches N’ Cream, Banana Split, Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Mudslide, as well as a Magnum Baby Guinness.

The liqueur comes in a stainless steel flask, which is designed to be reusable and recyclable – and keeps the liquid chilled at the optimum temperature, so it can be enjoyed as a straight serve outdoors without the need for ice.

The brand maintains it is now the only cream liqueur exclusively crafted and bottled in Scotland using single malt Scotch whisky from Speyside.

Magnum director, Lee Schofield said: “With the warmer spring and summer months fast approaching, we’re really excited to be teaming up with Team Mouat and Edinburgh’s Cold Town House to launch our two new outdoor bar experiences.

“We’re here to show the world that cream liqueurs like Magnum are no longer just for Christmas, but can be enjoyed all year round. Our exclusive range of iced Magnum cocktails are a cool new addition to this season’s alfresco social scene in the capital.

“We’re confident that people are going to love chilling with a glass of Magnum whilst drinking in the views of Edinburgh Castle. It’s an incredible backdrop to capture those perfect moments with family and friends on Instagram or TikTok too.”

The new ‘Magnum Summer Terrace’ on the rooftop of Cold Town House provides space for up to 60 people, while its partner on the Grassmarket opposite provides space for up to 48 people.

Since winning the World Curling Championships in 2023 and the Europeans in 2024, Team Mouat have been the official brand ambassadors for Magnum. Led by Edinburgh-born skipper, Bruce Mouat, the team of four men also took home the silver medal at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Bruce said: “As Scotland’s world champion curling team, we’re proud to be supporting Magnum as a pioneering Scottish brand this year.

“Edinburgh is my hometown, so there’s no better place be launching Magnum’s new spring and summer campaign than with the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle at Cold Town House.”