Given that my blog is called Cocktails & Daydreams, I publish surprisingly little content on the former. Well today I'm making up for that with a bumper cocktail related post with my tips on good places to grab a drink in my favourite city.
A newbie on the Edinburgh food & drink scene is Foundry 39 on Queensferry Street. I was invited recently to try out their cocktail menu so I took along my mum to help me (she didn't need much persuading).
For my first drink I went for an East 8 Hold Up - Absolut Vodka, Aperol, pineapple juice, passion fruit syrup, lime juice, and sugar syrup. This was the perfect thirst-quencher - it fell into that category of tasting just like juice, so I could have quite easily drank the whole thing in about 5 minutes. My mum went for a Peach & Rhubarb Bellini - Prosecco, white peach purée, and rhubarb liqueur - which she enjoyed so much that she had the same for her second drink too. I however went for a different choice and picked a Purple Rain - Lavender-infused Bombay Dry Gin, violet droplets, blueberries, lemon juice, and honey - which came in an Instagram friendly copper mug (unfortunately it was too dark to take a photo, but it was so cute I was tempted to nick it for my new house).