It's a Gin Thing
Summer is here, the sun is shining and it's far too nice a day to stay indoors. The answer? One Square's stylish outdoor terrace, which looks across Festival Square towards the iconic Edinburgh Castle and Usher Hall. Comfortable surroundings make this a relaxed urban oasis at the heart of the city, while our heaters mean you can always linger for an apéritif, even on those less-than-scorching Scottish evenings.
Of course, summer living is thirsty work, especially in August with the Festival in full swing. Our expert bar team will gladly rustle you up a perfectly crafted One Square Gin Cocktail or a refreshing drink of your choice.
Gin Tasting Experience
Led by our Gin Expert, who will demonstrate the processes involved in gin distillation and encourage you to indulge your senses as you get to know the botanicals and junipers that make gin so distinctive, each tasting experience is customised just for you.
Best of all though, you'll be invited to batch your very own miniature One Square Gin from a barrel, add a wax seal and stick on a personalised label before taking it home.
- 4 gins of your choice paired with recommended tonic.
- A full demonstration throughout the experience showing how gin comes to life.
- Wax and seal your own bottle of One Square gin to take away with you.
- Our Gin secretary will be in contact with you from start to finish.
£35 per person, contact us for more information
Starting with a traditional recipe, we got our heads together with our friends at Pickering's Gin and selected over 15 botanicals from across the world. After all, Edinburgh, and in particular the port of Leith, has a long and rich history of global trade, so we thought it only right that this should be reflected in the end product.
The result is a truly globetrotting gin, hand-made with only the finest natural ingredients and distilled right here in Edinburgh at Summerhall. Mediterranean liquorice and orris root add a heady kick, while juniper and fragrant Scottish heather are harvested much closer to home. Notes of lemon, lime and anise are combined to create a citrusy, easy-drinking gin that refreshes and invigorates in equal measure.
and plenty more!
We have spent considerable time listening to our customers to create our details drinks menu. The same can be said of our cocktails, with a real emphasis on premium ingredients, well-crafted and served with style.
While gin is, as you may well have guessed, something of a house speciality, our wine list has also been expertly considered, with a concise selection of our favourite reds and whites available by the glass.