Okay, it’s day one of Tales of the Cocktail on Tour in Edinburgh with registration taking place tomorrow. Over the next few days we’ll be casting an eye over the goings on and picking out one or two of the things we think you shouldn’t miss.

Today we’ll be easing ourselves in at the Branca Breakfast and heading over to Hoot the Redeemer for the Southern Comfort Dynamic Duo.

Branca Breakfast

What better way to get Tales on Tour started than the Branca Breakfast? Taking place at laid back bar and restaurant Voyage of Buck it’s the perfect place to stimulate your appetite for the days ahead with the classic Italian aperitif Fernet Branca. Complimentary for the first 150 bartenders who collect Tales of the Cocktail tickets. Voyage of Buck will also be serving a Branca Cocktail menu throughout the festival. Hosted by World Ambassador, Nicola Olianas.

12pm – 2pm
Voyage of Buck. 
29-31 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7NF


Did you know?

Created by Bernandino Branca in Milan, Italy, in 1845, Fernet Branca has been made to the same secret recipe ever since. Handed down through the generations it includes some 27 herbs from four continents. Aged for a year in oak barrels it has a light brown colour and an aroma that’s intense, balanced and rich. It’s essential in the classic Hanky Panky.

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort and Hoot the Redeemer are bringing the Spirit of New Orleans to Edinburgh. Kicking off Tales of the Cocktail in true Southern style with cocktails, live music and Southern inspired food. Hoot’s own Cara Watson and Evan Wolf of New Orleans, will be teaming up to showcase some epic cocktails for The Hoot ‘N’ Orleans Dynamic Duo.

Doors open 7pm1st April for a Southern Welcome. Dynamic Duo at 9pm.
Hoot the Redeemer. 7 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DL.


Did you know?

Southern Comfort is an icon. Created in 1874 it was the result of bartender Martin Wilkes Heron’s desire to smooth out the harsh whiskies of the time. Adding his favourite fruits and spices he named the mixture… Cuffs & Buttons. Turned out this was hard to say so he changed it to Southern Comfort and it’s been on the label ever since. But for many people for over 100 years it’s known simply as “The Grand Old Drink of the South”.

For the full Tales of the Cocktail on Tour schedule, running 1st to 5th April, check here

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