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COCKTAILS IN THE CITY EDINBURGH The city’s finest bars, all under one roof for a contest of cocktail creativity
COCKTAILS IN THE CITY EDINBURGH The city’s finest bars, all under one roof for a contest of cocktail creativity


The UK’s leading cocktail festival is back to bring together the city’s most exclusive bars in pop-up form, for two nights only on 3rd- 4th May, at The Hub, Royal Mile. 

Sixteen of the city’s finest bars will be turning out in force as they compete to be crowned best bar. Expect new and exclusive cocktails,immersive tasting journeys and a street food market with Edinburgh’s’ finest food vendors.

The annual event sees the likes of Tigerlily, 99 Hanover, Hoot The Redeemer and Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Bar all creating new show-stopping signature drinks, to win the cocktail votes of festival goers.

Guest can sip their way through new exclusive drinks and journey through the much loved Tasting Rooms, sampling handpicked craft spirits in a series of quick fire tasting rounds.

New for 2019, Cocktails in the City will be offering a host of additional experiences including:

Pick your own botanicals and get interactive with Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Bar in the new CITC gin garden and try the very latest release from Edinburgh Gin. 

Create your own bespoke cocktail selecting from a range of cordials and infusions on the Pick Your Pickerings Bar in association with Juniper Bar.

Celebrate 100 years of the Negroni and select from a range of four contemporary variations created to encourage guests to enjoy this traditionally bitter cocktail. 

Dip your hands into the Laphroaig Sensory Box to discover some of the more weird and wonderful tasting notes associated with this highly polarising and distinctive Islay Whisky

Enjoy a flavour matching experience and foraged ingredients with Nauticus Bar and Johnnie Walker Whisky. 

New spirit journeys through The Tasting Rooms - taste test your way through three flavour chambers with a collection of the finest new craft spirits.

Enjoy Laurent Perrier champagne cocktails created in partnership with Stylist and Cocktail in the City created by the city’s leading female bartenders.

Live DJ sets with Edinburgh producer Nasty P

Al-fresco dining with Edinburgh’s leading street food vendors

Sip your way through never seen before serves from the plethora of cocktail bars, or savour champagne whilst indulging in a delicious selection of food, all set to the backdrop of DJs in stunning surroundings of The Royal Mile.

Cocktails in the City takes guests on a sensory tour through the city's drinks scene in one night, without even having to leave the building. This year's event is set to deliver the biggest and most explorative festival of drinks yet. 

Founder Andrew Scutts comments:
"In 2019 we are working closely with all of our hand-picked bars to put on a more interactive and engaging cocktail experience. We will be challenging the senses, inviting guests to discover flavours in new ways and enjoy our numerous masterclasses and tasting sessions.”

"A delectable festival of drinks”  
Condé Nast Traveller

Cocktails in the City - Edinburgh
Friday 3rd May - Saturday 4th May 2019
18:00 - 23:00
Tickets: £12.50 including a cocktail on arrival 
All additional cocktails are £6.50

BOOK: www.cocktailsinthecity.com

2019 Line-Up:  Hoot The Redeemer - Tigerlily - Usquabae - Copper Blossom - 99 Hanover Street - Gaucho - Nauticus - Angels Share - Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Bar - Le Monde - The Raging Bull - Stylist Champagne Bar  - Juniper Bar

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