Edinburgh Cocktail Week Returns!

Credit: Edinburgh Cocktail Week

The booziest week in Edinburgh’s calendar is fast approaching so it’s time to raise a glass to £5 cocktails! Because who doesn’t love a £5 cocktail!? 

Edinburgh Cocktail Week takes place every year in October, bringing together bars, pubs and premium spirits brands in the city over a love of cocktails. This year, due to its previous popularity (last year was a sell out!) the festival has been extended to 10 days long – from the 7th-16th October – covering not 1 but 2 weekends! 

At Malones we are excited to be partnering with local premium spirits brand Smugglers Spirits, and have developed a very special signature cocktail for this year’s Edinburgh Cocktail Week. 


Our signature cocktail this year is… drumroll please… the Malones Ginger Falls! A refreshingly zesty mix of Smugglers Gin, Aperol and Lime Juice, topped with spicy Ginger Beer. The perfect autumn-time cocktail – the star is the Smugglers Gin – an award-winning locally produced London Dry Gin. Its citrusy botanicals have been naturally grown and sustainably hand-harvested at the foot of the Pentland Hills for an authentically natural taste. Come along and pay us a visit between the 7th and 16th October to discover why this gin won big at the World Gin Awards, and is currently a finalist in the Scottish Gin Awards! Book your table now!

Malones Ginger Falls cocktail


To enjoy our signature £5 cocktail, simply show your Edinburgh Cocktail Week wristband at the bar. Wristbands also give free access to ECW’s Cocktail Village, located at Festival Square, where you can find Smugglers Spirits’ pop-up bar and try more of their range of Scottish Spirits.  

Wristbands are available for Weekend 1 (7th-9th October), Weekend 2 (14th-16th October) or the weekdays in between (10th-13th October). VIP wristbands are also available for serious cocktail lovers, giving access to the entire 10 days of the festival! 

Buy your wristband here! 


Edinburgh Cocktail Week offers plenty of things to do – making for a great day out with yer mates. Discover the festivities at the Cocktail Village, which is brimming with pop-up bars, delicious local street food, live music, DJs and experiential spaces. Then embark on a pub crawl trying out all the £5 cocktails as you go. 

Download this handy guide to all of the Edinburgh pubs and bars that will be offering £5 cocktails as part of the event.  

Make sure to finish up at Malones, where the atmosphere is second to none. Align your Edinburgh Cocktail Week experience with our live music nights – best-selling young Scot Connor Fyfe is bringing his incredible voice to our stage to kick off cocktail week with an unmissable performance on Friday 7th October! We’ve also got music from incredible local musicians til’ late on both weekends of festival. 

Book your table today, or check out our live music calendar for more on who’s performing.  

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The Edinburgh Cocktail Week supports local charity Maggie’s Edinburgh. Maggie’s provide free practical, social and emotional support for people with cancer and their family and friends. They focus on the things that really make a difference, like money worries, help with stress and depression, managing side-effects, and relationship and family support. Maggie’s support has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing and to help people take control when cancer turns their life upside down. 

You can help keep the cups of tea and advice flowing by simply donating the cost of a cocktail. Donate to Maggie’s Edinburgh.