Vegan Cocktails at Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Have you heard about Edinburgh Cocktail Week? This celebration of all things cocktail is returning to Edinburgh bigger and better than ever. From 15-21 October, 80 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 Week 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 (Barnivore – you’re my real MVP!), 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 Week

Bramble Fizz

EiDYN Classic Gin, Lemon Juice, Blackberry Syrup, Topped with Soda

Vegan Bramble Fizz at Apothecary, Edinburgh

Apothecary 8 Lister Square, Edinburgh EH3 9GL

BABA & James

Jameson Stout Cask, Dolin Rouge, Hazelnut Brown Sugar Syrup, Lemon Juice, Pineapple Juice and Peychaud’s Bitters

Vegan cocktail at BABA Edinburgh

BABA 130 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JZ


Tanqueray Gin, Homemade Hibiscus Syrup and Homemade Ginger Beer

Vegan cocktail at Barrelhouse Bar, Edinburgh

Barrelhouse Bar 35 Smokey Brae, Edinburgh EH8 7AA

Summer Highball

Jim Beam, Lemon Juice, Basil Leaves, Diced Strawberries and Sugar Syrup

Vegan Summer Highball at Beer & Skittles, Edinburgh

Beer & Skittles 14 Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JT

Peaches Bodalicious

Disaronno, Lemon Juice, Gomme and Peach Bitters

Vegan cocktail at Boda Bar, Edinburgh

Boda Bar 229 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NY

Minted Bird

Mint Infused Famous Grouse, St-Germain and Lemon Juice Topped with Soda

Vegan cocktail at Element, Edinburgh

Element 110-114 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JF

The Pink Apple

Rock Rose Gin, Cinnamon & Apple Syrup and Franklin & Sons Apple & Rhubarb Lemonade

Vegan cocktails at Epicurean Edinburgh

Epicurean 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD

How Do You ‘Açai’ This?

FAIR Quinoa Vodka, FAIR Açai Liquer, Blueberry Compote and Coconut Milk Garnished with Cinnamon and Coconut Flakes

Vegan cocktail at Finn & Bear, Edinburgh

Finn & Bear 58 The Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RB

Last Request

Four Roses Bourbon, Blood Orange Juice, Fresh Lime, Sugar Syrup, Basil Leaves and Fee Brothers Orange Bitters

Vegan cocktails at Foundry 39, Edinburgh

Foundry 39 39a Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4RA

Gin Basil Smash

Tanqueray Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and Basil Leaves

Vegan cocktail at the Grand Cafe Edinburgh

Grand Café at The Scotsman 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR

Spiced Hemma Sling

Darnley’s Spiced Gin, Aperol, Elderflower Cordial, Lemon and Soda

Vegan cocktails at Hemma, Edinburgh

Hemma 73 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU

A Bird in the Hand

El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Heather Syrup, Lecithin, Garnished with an Edible Sugar Paper Butterfly

Vegan Cocktails at Herringbone Edinburgh

Herringbone 2 South Trinity Road, Edinburgh EH5 3NR

KG Collins

Basil Infused Kirsty’s Arbikie Gin, Crème de Myrtille, Lemon Juice and Gomme Topped with Soda Water

Vegan cocktails at Hotel du Vin Edinburgh

Hotel du Vin 11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ

Chocolate Salty Kiss

Edinburgh Seaside Gin, Edmond Briotette Creme de Cacao Blanc, Edmond Briotette Triple Sec, Chilli Infused Gomme and Fresh Lime Juice

Vegan cocktails at Jeremiah's Taproom, Edinburgh

Jeremiah’s Taproom 7-8 Elm Row, Edinburgh EH7 4AA

Blushing Bramble

Gordon’s Pink Gin, Lemon Juice and Crème de Mure

Vegan cocktails at Le Monde Edinburgh

Le Monde 16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF

Ma(L) Cherie

Old Pultney, Crème de Cacao, Cherry Heering and Cherry Syrup

Vegan Cocktails at Malmaison Edinburgh

Malmaison 1 Tower Place, Edinburgh EH6 7BZ

Cool Rummings

Appleton Signature, Appleton White, Wray and Nephew, Grapefruit Juice, Cinnamon Syrup, Falernum and Grenadine 

Vegan cocktails at Miss Woo's Edinburgh

Miss Woo’s 7 Bernard Street, Edinburgh EH6 6PW

Monboddo Julep

Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Watermelon Syrup and Sugar Syrup

Vegan cocktails at Monboddo Edinburgh

Monboddo 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AF

Hickory Smoked Bramble

One Square Gin, Crème de Mure, Lemon Juice and Sugar Syrup Smoked using a Smoking Gun

Vegan cocktail at One Square Edinburgh

One Square 1 Festival Square Edinburgh EH3 9SR

Coco Loco

Ciroc Pineapple Vodka, Coco Real, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice and Soya Milk

Vegan cocktail at Revolution Edinburgh

Revolution 30A Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HU

Raspberry Camellia

Whitely Neil Raspberry Gin, Suki Greem Tea, Gomme and Fresh Raspberries

Vegan Cocktail at Southport Edinburgh

Southpour 1-5 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QR

Ruby’s Sling

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin, Basil Leaves, Cardamom Syrup, White Grapefruit Juice – Topped with Soda

Vegan cocktails at The Permit Room Edinburgh

The Permit Room at Dishoom 3a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD

Purple Rain

Grey Goose Vodka, Aluna Coconut, Spiced Purple Rain Tea and Ginger Beer

Vegan Cocktails at The Raeburn Edinburgh

The Raeburn 112 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh EH4 1HG

Catina Rosa

Tanqueray Gin, Lychee Syrup, Raspberry Liqueur, Crème de Mure, Lemon Juice and Pineapple Juice

Vegan Cocktails at The Wine House 1821

The Wine House 1821 4 Picardy Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JT

Bombay Spritz

Bombay Sapphire Gin, St-Germain, Lime Juice and Sugar Syrup – Topped with Soda

Vegan cocktails at Tigerlily Edinburgh

Tigerlily 125 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN

Mint Spritz

Olmeca Altos Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup and Mint Leaves – Topped with Soda

Vegan cocktails at Tonic Edinburgh

Tonic 34A N Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3BN

Tailor-Made Old Fashioned

Wemyss Blended Malt, Simple Syrup and Bitters – Made to Your Taste

Vegan cocktails at Usquabae, Edinburgh

Usquabae 2-4 Hope Street, Edinburgh EH2 4DB

Honey Delight

Edinburgh Gin, Licor 43, Agave Syrup and Lemon Juice

Vegan Cocktails at Villager

Villager 49 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ

Porto Berry Road

Vegan cocktails at Voodoo Rooms

Portobello Road Gin, Goji Berry Liquer, Sugar Syrup, Lime Juice and Grapefruit Bitters

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

The Whistlin’ Jack

Jack Daniel’s, Passoa, Blueberry Puree, Passion Fruit Putree and Sugar Syrup – Topped with Lemonade

Vegan Cocktails at Whistle Stop Barber Shop

Whistle Stop Barber Shop 66-67 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1LS

Bradsell Ting

No.3 Gin, Crème de Mure, Pink Grapefruit Juice and Lemon Juice – Topped with Soda

56 North 2 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh EH8 9JP

Kiss from a Rose

Caorunn Gin, Monin Rose, Country Range Apple Juice, Lemon Juice, Passoa, Garnished with Freeze-Dried Roses

Vegan cocktails at Bar Soba, Edinburgh

Bar Soba 104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR

Lazy Afternoon

Centello White Wine, Creme de Apricot, Passionfruit Puree, Cloudy Apple Juice and Club Soda

Vegan cocktails at Copper Blossom Edinburgh

Copper Blossom 107 George Street Edinburgh EH2 3ES

Storm in the Orchard

Fig & Apple Infused Caorunn Gin, Espirit de Figues, Aperol, Manzanilla Sherry, Topped with Cavit Prosecco

Vegan Cocktails at Badger & Co

Badger & Co 32 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3HT

Strawberry & Lavender Highball

Bombay Sapphire Gin, Strawberry & Lavender Juice, Sugar Syrup and Barspoon Orange Blossom Topped with Soda and Garnished with Berry Tea

Vegan Cocktails at Hamilton's, Edinburgh

Hamilton’s 16-18 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh EH3 5AU

Photos by the fabulous Ellie Morag.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.