oh you must go to the villager! or dragonfly in the west port….also bar khol….just stay away from my highland toffee vodka, not that dooleys nonsense but proper toffee vodka..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I love 2 bars in Edinburgh for cocktails. 1. Bramble - 16A Queen Street, (in the basement). 2. Tonic - 34a North Castle Street. Both are small intimate bars which I like for sipping the odd cocktail.
Bramble is quaintly subterranean, with it’s dark nooks and crannies, making the atmosphere really comfortable and cosy. Try a lavender martini served in a cute teacup with a long stem. They have a new website coming soon.
Tonic has just had a refurbishment and a change of staff. The new menu is available in August I think. They are reintroducing some old favourites and some twists on the classics. I love that they use huge blocks of ice instead of small ice cubes that melt too quickly and water down your drink (can’t have that!) - instead it just keeps your glass beautifully chilled. They also infuse their own syrups and flavoured spirits making their drinks unique. The food’s good too.