Discover Edinburgh’s new summer cocktail garden
Pickering's Gin Terrace

Okay, so that brief spell of glorious sunshine a week or so ago may have lulled us into a false sense of security. The weather hasn’t been top notch in Edinburgh lately, but we’ve got faith that things are going to turn around pretty soon.

And, apparently, so do Pickering’s Gin. The Edinburgh-based distillery have teamed up with One Square (at The Sheraton Hotel in Festival Square) to bring the outdoor One Square Pickering’s Gin Terrace to life for summer.

Between Friday (17 Jun) and the end of September, you can amble along to Festival Square and enjoy some specially created gin cocktails al fresco.

Pickering's Gin
Alex Watson

Pickering’s have even created their own patented cocktail-making machine for the occasion. They’re calling it the ‘Marvellously Mixed Musical Martini Maker’, which they say will “perfectly stir mixed drinks to the rhythm of 78rpm”. Those crazy cats.

The wide range of both ‘Peacocktails’ (designed by Pickering’s) and One Square gin cocktails available at the Gin Terrace will include an old school Pickering’s Signature Martini and the celebratory-sounding Festival Square Fizz.

If you’re a gin fanatic, look out for special Martini Masterclasses and Meet the Maker events, where members of the Pickering’s team will be on hand to share their knowledge and gin-based skills.

One Square Pickering’s Gin Terrace, 1 Festival Square, EH3 9SR – more info

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Main image: Sheraton / Pickering’s Gin