First look at The Cauldron: Edinburgh's new Harry Potter themed cocktail classes

A magical new bar that has spellbound visitors in New York and London has opened its doors in the heart of Edinburgh.

Saturday, 29th June 2019, 4:39 pm

Entering The Cauldron through a secret door tucked away on Frederick Street, the mystery begins to unfold as you descend the staircase to the basement level. With working wands, smoking cauldrons and an in-house herb garden, the theatre of the cocktail-making classes is sure to whisk away wizards and witches alike to a whole new world. For class prices and booking information, visit

The bar has a range of ingredients you can use for your magical concoction.
Guests follow instructions to brew two of molecular potions that change colour, bubble, and smoke

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Guests can try their hand at potion making.
After donning a robe and receiving a magic wand, you are led to an interactive work station where you learn spellcasting 101 by pouring a welcome drink of either beer, cocktail, or mocktail.
Of course, you can't make a magic potion without a magic wand.
The entrance is through a secret door on Fredrick Street.
The owners are working with Innis & Gunn to produce 3 Sisters Pale Ale, a limited edition collaboration beer made exclusively for The Cauldron.
Witches and wizards this way, please. (muggles are also welcome)
The experience is largely self-guided, but a potions master is on-hand to make sure that you don't poison yourself. Alcohol-free, gluten, and vegan options are all available.