• Sharon Wilson

Edinburgh Cocktail Week announces 100 cocktails!


100 Cocktails for Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Scotland’s biggest cocktail festival, Edinburgh Cocktail Week, has revealed all 100 Signature Cocktails and its 2021 programme.


The festival takes place across two weeks, Monday 11th – Sunday 24th October. Wristbands are on sale now as are bookings for bespoke experiences which include:

Cocktail Crazy Golf

Classic Movies & Champagne Cocktails at The Scotsman Picturehouse

Cocktail Cruises l

Cocktail Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Astoria

Ginnasium Gin Tastings at One Square

‘The Essence House’ masterclasses

The History of Gin with Cocktails at Hey Palu

A Champagne Masterclass at the Nor’ Loft Rooftop Lounge


Festivalgoers can enjoy signature cocktails for £4 each by showing their wristband. Cocktail creations include :

  • Voodoo Rooms (Cabal Colada - Cabal Rum, Passionfruit Puree, Pineapple Juice, Sugar Syrup and Lime, topped with Pimento Dram and Caramelised Passionfruit),

  • The Voyage of Buck (Lunar Delight - Hendrick's Lunar Gin, Rose & Lemongrass Cordial, Aquafaba and Lemon),

  • McGonagall's Gin & Whisky Emporium (Caramel Magnum Espresso Martini - Magnum Cream Liqueur, Greedy Fox Honeycomb & Caramel Rum and Coffee),

  • NQ64 (Plasma Blasta - Porters Tropical and Gamma Ray Sherbet, topped with Soda)

  • Black Fox (Dainty Voodoo Hoodoo - Bacardi Blanco Rum, Bacardi Spiced Rum, Bacardi Negra Rum, Grenadine, Pineapple Juice, Lychee Syrup and Lime).

In addition, this year’s festival will offer ‘Prestige Cocktails’ - a new, higher price tier of tipples to enjoy from six of Edinburgh's most celebrated and award-winning bars: Superico 99, Panda & Sons, Nightcap, Hey Palu, The Waldorf Astoria and Nauticus.


There will also be a new focus on No & Low cocktails, with many of the participating bars offering a no or low alcohol version of their Signature Cocktail to cater for all lifestyles.


Wristband holders can also visit the Cocktail Village at Festival Square for £4+ cocktails from over 20 pop-up bars alongside live music, DJs, street food and entertainment. Confirmed brands include: Hendrick’s Gin, Patron, Absolut, Pickering’s Gin, Havana Club, Eden Mill, Jägermeister, The London Essence Co, Edinburgh Gin, Kahlua, Johnnie Walker, Mixtons, The Glenlivet, Whitebox, Herringbone, Inspirited Gin, Cabal Rum, Highland Park, Smokehead, The Hive by Wemyss Malts and Bacchus.


Managing Director of Edinburgh Cocktail Week, Gary Anderson said:

“I’m delighted to announce all 100 Signature Cocktails and the full programme of events and experiences today. With the extension to two weeks and the continued easing of restrictions, 2021 is looking to be our biggest and best festival yet. And with most restrictions now lifted on hospitality, visitors can enjoy a close-to-normal festival experience in bars around the city and in the Cocktail Village. We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to our festival and seeing people coming together with their friends and family to enjoy a day out."

Sky Bar for Edinburgh Cocktail Week