Cocktail lovers rejoice! Cocktails in the City is returning to Edinburgh this October for a two-night festival showcasing the capital’s best cocktail bars all under one roof.

1,500 cocktail fans are set to attend the two-night celebration at Mansfield Traquair on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October, during which over 4,500 drinks are expected to be shaken, stirred and poured.

Eighteen of the city’s finest cocktail bars will each have their own pop-up bar, showcasing signature drinks and the theatre of cocktail making.

This year’s participating bars include returning favourites; Panda & Sons, Heads & Tales, Treacle, The Voodoo Rooms alongside Edinburgh newcomers Bryant & Mack, Nightcap, The Voyage of Buck and Badger & Co.

In the spirit of friendly rivalry, participating bars will be asked to create a cocktail inspired by ‘A Taste of Edinburgh’.

Bars will devise a new cocktail recipe, drawing on the city’s history, heritage or local produce. Those intrigued will have to wait until the festival takes over Mansfield Traquair to taste ‘Edinburgh in a Glass.’

Whilst mingling among the pop-up bars, festival-goers can take part in an Alice in Wonderland live escape game, an interactive cocktail masterclass or just dance to the sounds of the resident DJ providing the soundtrack to the night.

Commenting on what’s in store for the festival, Tabara N’Diaye, event organiser says:

“Every year we challenge ourselves to build on previous festivals and make each event even better than the one before.

“This year we’re delighted to welcome the highest number of bars we’ve ever had at Cocktails in the City Edinburgh.

“Many of these bars are new to the city which makes it a great opportunity to check out the new talent on the block as well as sampling a real taste of Edinburgh with the incredible cocktails on offer.”

Which bars will be taking part in Cocktails in the City?

List of participating bars & sponsor spirits (more bars to be announced)

Treacle & Chambord

Heads & Tales & Edinburgh Gin

Bar Soba & Grey Goose

Juniper Bar & Arbikie

Bryant and Mack & Southern Comfort

Malmaison & Caorunn Gin

The Blackbird & Jack Daniel’s Old No 7

Nightcap & Death’s Door Gin

The Voodoo Rooms & Evan Williams

Panda & Sons & Banks Rum

Hoot The Redeemer & Disaronno

The Whistle Stop Barber Shop & Jim Beam Double Oak

Badger & Co & Courvoisier V.S.O.P

Guest London Bar: The Cocktail Trading Co & Funkin Cocktails

How much does it cost and where can I find out more?

Tickets are £12 and include one welcome cocktail

Tickets and more information can be found at

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