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Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend Reveals 50 Signature Cocktails

Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend has revealed 50 specially designed signature cocktails for their inaugural event, Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October.

Cocktail enthusiasts can look forward to a weekend of sipping and socialising their way around the city with a cocktail line-up featuring everything from a Willy Wonka inspired ‘Violet Beauregarde’ cocktail at The Refinery and a tipsy ice cream milkshake at The Boozy Cow, to an iced coffee cocktail at Eden Locke created by the recently crowned ‘World’s Best Barista’ and a Jammie Dodger flavoured martini at Element.

Edinburgh cocktail week

Organiser Gary Anderson commented… “After months of secretly collaborating with bars and brands to develop fifty new cocktail recipes, we are delighted to finally reveal them. We are thrilled with the spectrum of flavours that will be available for wristband-holders and we can’t wait to see everyone enjoying these in just four weeks time. It is an absolute pleasure to work with so many local businesses and celebrate the awesome cocktail scene we have here in Edinburgh. It really is a Cocktail Capital!’

The announcement of Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend has certainly got Edinburgh and Scotland buzzing.  Around 7000 people are expected to take part across the three day event, making ECW Scotland’s biggest ever cocktail event.🍸🍸

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Boudoir at Brewhemia


As well as enjoying £4 cocktails, wristband-holders also have the chance to attend free masterclasses and tastings at the likes of Bar Soba, The Scottish Malt Whisky Society, Malmaison and Rabble. Wristband-holders can also enjoy free entry to Edinburgh’s top late night venues plus exclusive access to the Boudoir and Bothy at Brewhemiand the rooftop SKYbar on the top floor of DoubleTree by Hilton, where they can sip on cocktails and take in stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and the city’s skyline – the perfect selfie opportunity.

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SKYbar at Doubletree Hilton


£6 wristbands (or two for £11) can be purchased at www.edinburghcocktailweekend.com and can then be collected from the Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend Hub at ANTA on George Street along with a free copy of the ECW Guide. Then it’s time sip, sample and socialise your way around #ECW17!

Bars Taking Part:

Copper Blossom
The Printing Press
Harvey Nichols
Eden Locke
One Square
Heads & Tails
Le Monde
The Raeburn
The Boozy Cow
Foundry 39
The Refinery
The Villager
No8 Lister Square
Candy Bar
Joseph Pearce’s
Badger & Co
Whistle Stop Barber Shop
The Scottish Malt Whisky Society
Voodoo Rooms
The Huxley
The Lantern Room
The Empress of Broughton Street
Indigo Yard
Bar Soba
99 Hanover Street
Boda Bar
Opal Lounge


All over Edinburgh


Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October


Available online at www.edinburghcocktailweekend.com
Price – £6 (or two for £11)

Social Media:
Instagram – @edcocktailwknd
Facebook – @edinburghcocktailwknd
Twitter – @edcocktailwknd
Hashtag – #ECW17

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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