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Vegan Cocktails at Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

Vegan Cocktails at Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

Have you heard about Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend? This celebration of all things cocktail comes to Edinburgh on 6-8 October, where 50 of the city’s best bars will offer signature cocktails for only £4 to everyone with an ECW wristband (get yours here!).

There will also be exclusive ECW spaces, masterclasses and tastings, plus fabulous perks across the city, including free entry to top late night venues.

Events like this are great, but with ingredients like milk, cream, egg white and honey often lurking in the ingredients list, a cocktail menu can sometimes be a bit of a minefield for us vegans.

But never fear! There are always lots of delicious cocktail concoctions that ARE suitable for vegans, so I have gone through the list of the brilliant beverages available during Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend and hand-picked the ones with ingredients that should be cruelty-free.

I’ve made every effort to check all the ingredients on this list, but as always if you have any doubt at all please ask your bartender before ordering.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the cocktails…!

Vegan cocktails at Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend

Swedish Side Press

Xante, lemon juice, gomme and ginger

Toad in Tweet cocktail at Badger & Co

Boda Bar 229 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NY

Toad in Tweed

Belvedere Citron, Absolut Vanilla Vodka, pineapple and citrus

Swedish Side Press cocktail at Badger & Co

Badger & Co 32 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3HT

Moulin Rouge

Don Julio Blanco, Crème D’apricot, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, agave nectar, orange bitters and Chieftain IPA

Moulin Rouge cocktail at Brewhemia

Brewhemia 1A Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Disco Beets

Square One Basil Vodka, Courvoisier, sweet chilli beetroot, plum bitters, lemon juice and chilli infused pickle juice

Disco Beets cocktail at Empress of Broughton Street

The Empress of Broughton Street 25 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JU

Epicurious

Makers Mark and basil & black pepper cordial

Epicurious cocktail at Epicurean

Epicurean 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD

Tequila’s Coming Up Roses

Aqua Riva Tequila, sherry smoked St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, lemon juice and Fentimans Rose Lemonade

Tequila's Coming Up Roses cocktail at Foundry 39

Foundry 39 39A Queensferry Street, EH2 4RA

Drammie Dodger

Drambuie, crème de mure, lime juice, raspberry gomme and aquafaba

Drammie Dodger cocktail at Element

Element 110-114 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF

Go with the Flo

Edinburgh Gin Seaside, sugar syrup, lime juice, lemon juice, orange bitters, fresh coriander and mint

Go with the Flo cocktail at Heads and Tales

Heads and Tales 1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD

Mahiki & Me

Mahiki Rum, Brockmans Gin, lemon juice, grenadine and raspberries topped with lemonade

Mahiki & Me cocktail at Lulu

Lulu 125b George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN

Luna

Canadian Club, Luxardo Maraschino, Assam tea syrup, lemon purée, cherry syrup, Angostura Whisky Barrel, topped with Goose Island IPA

Luna cocktail at Monboddo

Monboddo 34 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AF

Son of a Peach

Stolichnaya Vanilla Vodka, crème de pêche, peach purée topped with ginger beer

Montpelier - Some of a Peach

Montpellier’s 159-161 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DG

Mahikitini

Appleton Estate Signature Reserve Rum, strawberry purée, lime juice and sugar syrup

Mahikitini cocktail at the Opal Lounge

Opal Lounge 51A George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HT

Pom Pom Cobbler

Amontillado Sherry, pomegranate reduction and grapefruit

Pom Pom Cobbler cocktail at Nightcap

Nightcap 3 York Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EB

OXpresso Martini

Pampero Blanco Rum, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, espresso and sugar

The OXpresso Martini cocktail at OX184

OX184 184-186 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JJ

Mirana

Sagatiba Cachaça, Smirnoff Vodka, wild berry purée, lime purée, sugar syrup topped with soda water

Miranda Cocktail at SKYbar

SKYbar 34 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AF

Summer Daze

Absolute Mandarin Vodka, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, mango juice, pineapple juice, sugar syrup and lime

Summer Daze cocktail at The Huxley

The Huxley 1-3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AE

Tiki Tartan

Single Cask Whisky, Amaro Meletti, pineapple juice and cinnamon syrup

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 28 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JX

Elixir of Summerhall

Pickering’s Gin 1947, Briottet Maraschino, Campbell’s Muscat, Peychaud’s bitters and orange zest

Elixir of Summerhall at The Raeburn

The Raeburn 112 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh EH4 1HG

The Bedingfield

Bacardi, Aperol, lime juice, Angostura bitters and demerara sugar

The Bedingfield at Tigerlily

Tigerlily 125 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN

Swedish Garden

Absolut Vodka, Lillet Blanc, camomile sugar syrup and hibiscus bitters

Swedish Garden cocktail at Voodoo Rooms

Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA

The Tailor-Made Old Fashioned

Wemyss Malt Whisky, gomme and Angostura bitters

The Tailor-Made Old Fashioned at Usquabae

Usquabae 2-4 Hope Street, Edinburgh EH2 4DB

Photos by the fabulous Ellie Morag.

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