Which cocktail would you choose to enjoy in The Ivy Edinburgh's magical floral greenhouse?

THE weather may be on the turn but the blooms are out on St Andrew Square thanks to The Ivy on the Square’s decorative initiative, From Your Garden to Ours.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 4:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 2:58 pm
The Ivy on The Square's floral installation - Edinburgh

This month, the terrace outside the popular Edinburgh restaurant has been transformed into a magical greenhouse and garden with a bespoke floral installation. The result is a city centre sanctuary, complemented by a menu of themed cocktails, which will be available until Thursday, 22 October in collaboration.

Chris Greenan, general manager at The Ivy on the Square say, “Ideally located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is the perfect place to escape your own garden and enjoy all our terrace has to offer during your visit. We can’t wait to welcome local residents and visitors alike.”

Alongside the beautiful bespoke floral installation, The Ivy on the Square will be welcoming guests to their garden with a special cocktail menu created by the brasserie’s expert bar team.

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The cocktails include a Ao Sora, made with Roku Gin, Blue Curacao and yuzu juice, topped with Fever-Tree Mexican Lime and Yuzu Soda.

Or maybe a Hanami Martinez is more up your street - a combination of Roku Gin, Cherry Blossom vermouth, Velvet Falernum, Maraschino Liqueur and a dash of orange bitters.

For those who like vodka in the mix, there’s the Osaka Mule, with Haku Vodka, Akashi-Tai Honjozo Kuro Sake, lime juice, topped with Fever-Tree Ginger Beer, garnished with a lime wedge and mint sprig.

Finally, whisky lovers can indulge in an Umeboshi Old Fashioned comprised of The Macallan 12 year-old ld Double Cask Scotch, Akashi-Tai Shiraume Umeshu Plum Sake, sugar syrup and a dash of plum bitters and Naked Bramble, Naked Grouse, lemon juice, sugar syrup, a float of Crème de Mure, garnished with cherries.

From you Garden to Ours is presented in association with brand managers Edrington-Beam Suntory UK. Andrew Morrison, their on-trade sales director, adds, “We are delighted to partner with The Ivy on the Square bringing this unique and exciting experience to the centre of Edinburgh. This bespoke cocktail menu includes a range of refreshing serves, perfect for consumers to relax and enjoy in this beautiful setting”.

Situated in the heart of the city, The Ivy on The Square is known for its approachable sophistication and luxury with an underlying feeling of glamour and has proved popular with residents, businesses, visitors and celebrities alike since opening in 2017.

The Ivy on The Square emerged from lockdown in July promising ‘the highest standards of health and safety’ to ensure the safety of diners and staff.

Measures in place include thermal cameras for temperature checks, track and trace and professional deep cleaning and disinfecting on a daily basis.

To make a reservation, call 0131 526 4777 or visit theivyedinburgh.com

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