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    Mixing It Up: The Voodoo Rooms

    Mixing It Up: The Voodoo Rooms
    By Neil Jamieson 2 months ago

    The Voodoo Rooms is an award-winning bar hidden in the heart of Edinburgh. Housed in a former gin palace, replete with original furnishings, and even genuine Victorian graffiti, it's a labyrinth of speakeasy-style bars, impressive dining spaces and a twinkling ballroom.

    Today it serves some of the most innovative and impressive drinks in the Scottish capital. Back in 2016, our Whiskeria team met with cocktail conjurer Lachlan to discover exactly what alchemy was afoot for Edinburgh's famous festival season. You'll be pleased to hear that revisiting his creations this year is still possible – visit The Voodoo Rooms website to find out exactly what's on the menu for 2018.

    Lachlan creating drinks at The Voodoo Rooms


    Opulence, curios and old-school graffiti – a peek inside The Voodoo Rooms


    Rye Tai

    20ml rye whiskey (Lachlan has used Rittenhouse Rye)
    25ml Bols Genever
    25ml lime juice
    10ml Blue Curaçao
    10ml oregat syrup
    * Garnish with an orange wedge



    I Carried a Watermelon

    37.5ml bourbon (Lachlan has used Evan Williams Bourbon)
    12.5ml plum saké
    12.5ml sugar syrup
    2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
    50ml watermelon juice
    5-6 mint leaves
    * Garnish with a wheel of fresh plum and some mint sprigs


    Be All, End All

    50ml Absolut Vodka
    50ml green tea
    50ml pineapple juice
    25ml apricot brandy
    25ml honey syrup
    25ml ginger syrup
    3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
    * Garnish with mint sprigs


    Millionaire's Shortbread

    25ml Laphroaig
    12.5ml chestnut liqueur
    12.5ml caramel syrup
    Double shot espresso
    * Garnish with a blend of brown sugar and crushed biscuit plus dark chocolate shavings


    The Sips Don't Lie

    50ml La Hechicera rum
    25ml tropical juice
    25ml pineapple juice
    12.5ml apple liqueur
    12.5ml vanilla gomme
    10ml egg white
    5ml Pimento Dram
    * Serve in a coupe, garnished with pineapple leaves and three drops of Peychuad's Bitters


    The Voodoo Rooms is Open Fri-Sun: Noon to 1am, Mon-Thurs 4pm to 1am | Book online or call 0131 556 7060